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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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2.35 : 1
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Interestingly Martin Sheen had replaced Harvey Keitel on " Apocalypse Now" See more »


Caroline Langrishe forgetting she's supposed to be a bound captive, pulls her hands from behind her back, then quickly returns them into position. In the next scene we see her captor untying the ropes that bind her wrists. 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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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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Beautiful plot and performances
10 August 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Lets face it, there's nothing video clip slick about this movie, its 1979,but.what stands above all else is the plot - and a couple of exemplary performances, and some lovely pictures-and despite numerous stories that become one in this film-this is ultimately a tale about obsession with the horse. In this case heroism, riches, dignity and respect are all sacrificed for a white fine limbed high tailed arabian ..almost to the point of despair...it has its ugly beautiful moments, and as horrific as it is to get a white guy to play a native American (similar to the cringe we feel when whitey's play a chinaman in some films), something about waterstons acting makes it feel OK, and lets face it-its a ripper of a plot, no matter what era you put it in ..."help me" sheen whimpers..and to all of us similarly obsessed with the horse, we understand...and we support abandoning the girl..lament the loss, and fly across the plains with that white wildness, that we will never see again..to those that know what im talking about..im truly sorry for our loss...one of those rare beautiful films that you watch as a kid and never ever forget

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