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Eagle's Wing (1979)

PG | | Western | May 1980 (USA)
A white trapper steals a white mustang called Eagle Wing from a Kiowa Indian who pursues him to get his horse back.

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Pike
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White Bull
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Henry
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The Widow (as Stephane Audran)
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The Priest
Caroline Langrishe ...
Judith
Jorge Russek ...
Gonzalo
Manuel Ojeda ...
Miguel
Jorge Luke ...
Red Sky
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Jose (as Pedro Damian)
Claudio Brook ...
Sanchez
José Carlos Ruiz ...
Lame Wolf (as Jose Carlos Ruiz)
Farnesio de Bernal ...
The Monk
Cecilia Camacho ...
The Young Girl
Enrique Lucero ...
The Sharman
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A white trapper steals a white mustang called Eagle Wing from a Kiowa Indian who pursues him to get his horse back.

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The west, the way it really was, before the myths were born.

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Western

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally billed as the first British western to be shot in the US. See more »

Goofs

Pike is seen sleeping on his saddle, then he finds it in the next scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pike: [narration] Long before the myths began, it was primitive... unforgiving - but in that vast, limitless space, man had one ally... the horse.
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Crazy Credits

Enrique Lucero plays an Indian shaman, but the character's name is misspelled in the credits as "The Sharman". See more »

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misunderstandings
3 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The other commenters have written interesting things, indeed. The start of the movie had a reference to it being set in 1830. That is not "post-Civil War". It is thirty years before it. The setting is even a decade and a half before the Mexican-American War, thus being prior to the U.S. conquering what is now the southwestern United States and seizing it from the Mexicans. Pike was not a "cowboy", but rather a fur trapper, and it was the Indians who stole their pack horses and gear who killed his partner, with an arrow. Pike did not murder his partner. The setting was all wrong. The primary fur sought by the trappers was beaver, used mainly for the fashionable top hats of the eastern United States and Europe. The Europeans had already exterminated the beaver in much of its range in Europe due to over-harvesting. Beavers do not live in a desert, nor do any other furbearing animals that were being sought.


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