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The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)

The English gentleman known as Horse, returns to the American west to save his adopted Indian tribe from extinction.



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Jorge Russek ...
Claudio Brook ...
Chemin De Fer (as Claudio Brooke)
Enrique Lucero ...
Regino Herrera ...
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Humberto López ...
Thin Dog (as Humberto Lopez)
Alberto Mariscal ...
Eugenia Dolores ...
Brown Dove
Gray Thorn
Moon Star


In the 1840s, trappers with government backing push the Yellow Hands Sioux off their sacred land; they retreat into an apocalyptic spirituality, passively waiting for supernatural wrath to descend on their usurpers. Meanwhile, in England, Lord John Morgan feels his spirit weaken, so he returns to America to live again with the Yellow Hand. Finding them dispirited, he invigorates them as well as himself through self-imposed torture and other rituals. Once he convinces the clan to take direct action, Horse must devise a strategy to take the trappers' fort. The clan's women and boys take on special assignments to aid the assault to regain the sacred land. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The all-new adventures of the English Lord with the soul of an Indian.


Western | Drama


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Release Date:

4 August 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vingança do Homem Chamado Cavalo  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Director Irvin Kershner has said that of all his films, this one has the best score (by Laurence Rosenthal), as it plays like a small scale opera. See more »


Followed by Triumphs of a Man Called Horse (1983) See more »

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What, More Horse Chunks?

Harris reprises his weak and tepid role of an 1800's gentleman who can't stomach modern life in England so he goes back to the Plains to find his adopted tribe of Sioux Indians. He finds them on the verge of extinction, starvation and he is there to lead them to new hope, which means bowing to his leadership. Why the Sioux didn't kill him in the first film goes beyond reason. More silly stuff from hippies in the 1970's in this second installment of the wildly popular but empty "A Man Called Horse" saga. Look for a psychedelic scene where Harris is butt naked while emerged in color shots of eagles flying in the sky.

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