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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
White Bull
The Widow (as Stephane Audran)
The Priest
Caroline Langrishe ...
Jorge Russek ...
Manuel Ojeda ...
Jorge Luke ...
Red Sky
Jose (as Pedro Damian)
Claudio Brook ...
José Carlos Ruiz ...
Lame Wolf (as Jose Carlos Ruiz)
Farnesio de Bernal ...
The Monk
Cecilia Camacho ...
The Young Girl
Enrique Lucero ...
The Sharman


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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May 1980 (USA)  »

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Adlerflügel  »

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The role of the Priest was offered to Trevor Howard . See more »


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


[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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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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Offbeat British Western shot in Mexico with Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston
17 September 2016 | by (Ohio/PA border) – See all my reviews

Released in 1979, "Eagle's Wing" is an English Western about a white trapper (Martin Sheen) circa 1830 who steals a white mustang named Eagle's Wing from a laconic Kiowa Native (Sam Waterston). The Native then pursues him to get his horse back. Harvey Keitel, Stéphane Audran and Caroline Langrishe are also on hand.

This is a unique, professionally-made Western. The tone is thoroughly realistic, Waterston is impressive as the Native, the women are good-looking and the Mexican locations are magnificent, albeit thoroughly desolate. Unfortunately, the story isn't very absorbing. But the film's interesting in some ways and certainly worthy of your Western collection.

The movie runs 111 minutes.


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