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Winterhawk (1975)

In 1845 Montana, a Blackfoot Chief tries to buy a cure for his tribe's small-pox infection but the white settlers are unsympathetic forcing the Indian Chief to resort to desperate measures.

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Guthrie
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Big Rude
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Arkansas
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Gates
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Finley
Seamon Glass ...
Big Smith
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Scoby
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McClusky
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Clayanna / Narrator
Chuck Pierce Jr. ...
Cotton
Jimmy Clem ...
Little Smith
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Pale Flower
Gilbert Lucero ...
Crow
Ace Powell ...
Red Calf
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Winterhawk
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Set in the autumn and winter seasons of 1845 Montana, the Blackfoot tribe of Chief Winterhawk are ill. His friend and blood-brother, trapper Guthrie, suggests he ask the Settlers in a nearby settlement for help, but they, learning that Wintehawk's people are infected by smallpox, become afraid and back away quickly. Two fur trappers/smugglers, Gates and Scoby, tell Winterhawk and his Braves to follow them and they will take them to someone that has the cure.The Trappers ambush and murder Winterhawk's Braves as Winterhawk escapes after sensing something is wrong. In retribution, Winterhawk and more of his Braves abducts a young woman, Clayanna, and her brother Cotton, from the settlement. Clayanna's uncle Finley, organizes a posse of several trackers by hiring Guthrie, under protest, to follow Winterhawk and his band of warriors, leaving Guthries woman, Pale Flower alone, to get Clayanna and Cotton back at any cost. However, the two murderous trappers who slaughtered Winterhawk's ... Written by Volker Boehm & Larry B w/ corrections by Bret Culpepper.

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smallpox | tracker | chase | murder | snow | See All (10) »

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He was the greatest legend the Blackfoot ever had... and the white man could never forget. See more »

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Adventure | Western

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3 May 1976 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Le faucon blanc  »

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$850,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

When Brian Shaw, the owner of the Edmonton Oil Kings moved his junior hockey team to Portland, Oregon, he named the team the "Winter Hawks" after this film. In order to save money, the team bought used jerseys from the Chicago Blackhawks, which is why the Portland Winter Hawks continue to have jerseys that are similar to the NHL Blackhawks. See more »

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References The Searchers (1956) See more »

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Winterhawk
Music by Lee Holdridge
Lyrics by Earl E. Smith
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Great Movie!
29 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

You are wrong! This is a great movie! I watched it again and again. I loved the scenery. And the music was beautiful. I love Dawn Wells and thought she was great in this part. A wonderful story that gives a sympathetic view of the American Indian.


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