An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians ... See full summary »



, (additional writer) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

1 win. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Clearcut (1991)
Drama | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a lawyer loses an appeal to stop a logging company from clear-cutting Native American land, Arthur, an Indian militant drags him and the kidnapped logging mill manager into the forest.... See full summary »

Director: Ryszard Bugajski
Stars: Graham Greene, Ron Lea, Michael Hogan
Drama | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the US Government's subjugation of his people.

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three farm boys in the Old West help a wounded bank robber, who teaches him the trade.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes, Ron Howard
Western | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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

Director: Irvin Kershner
Stars: Richard Harris, Gale Sondergaard, Geoffrey Lewis
The Spoilers (1942)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In Nome, Alaska, miner Roy Glennister and his partner Dextry, financed by saloon entertainer Cherry Malotte, fight to save their gold claim from crooked commissioner Alexander McNamara.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott, John Wayne
Night Passage (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A fired railroad man is rehired and trusted to carry a 10,000 dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.

Director: James Neilson
Stars: James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Dan Duryea
100 Rifles (1969)
Adventure | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 19th century Mexico, a native revolutionary, Yaqui Joe, robs a bank to buy arms for his oppressed people but he finds himself wanted by American lawmen and the Mexican Army.

Director: Tom Gries
Stars: Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Confederate officer Colt Saunders returns to his Texas ranch after the war he finds his lands wanted by carpetbaggers and by corrupt provisional government commissioners Harrison and Cable.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Charlton Heston, Anne Baxter, Gilbert Roland
Shoot Out (1971)
Certificate: GP Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A former bank robber searches for his double crossing partner who left him for dead, while having to look after a 6 year old girl.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Gregory Peck, Patricia Quinn, Robert F. Lyons
Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When a tough western town needs taming, the mild-mannered son of a hard-nosed sheriff gets the job.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, Mischa Auer
Crossfire Trail (TV Movie 2001)
Action | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rafe Covington promises a dying friend that he'll watch over the man's wife and ranch after he's gone. When Rafe gets to his friend's ranch, he finds that Barkow, the local power in town, ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, Wilford Brimley
Monte Walsh (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An aging cowboy realizes that the West he knew and loved will soon be no more--and that there will be no room for him, either.

Director: William A. Fraker
Stars: Lee Marvin, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Palance


Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Ramus ...
Smiling Wolf / Crow Brother / Narrator
Windwalker as a young man
Serene Hedin ...
Dusty McCrea ...
Dancing Moon (as Dusty 'Iron Wing' McCrea)
Silvana Gallardo ...
Little Feather
Emerson John ...
Spotted Deer
Horse That Follows
Roberta Deherrera ...
Happy Wind
Ivan Naranjo ...
Crooked Leg
Chief Tug Smith ...
Fredelia Smith ...
Tashina's mother
Wanni-Omni-Ska-Robideau ...
Windwalker, age 5
Dominque Gallegos ...
Tashina, age 5
Jason Tahbo ...
Crow Brother, age 5


An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians without a single cowboy.' Written by Keith Loh <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


He conquered love and he walks the winds of eternity!


PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





| |

Release Date:

18 November 1983 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Cheyeni v boju za zivljenje  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$18,636,482 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


See  »

Did You Know?


With the exception of a voice-over narration, the movie is entirely in the Cheyenne and Crow Native American languages with subtitles. See more »


After the scenes where his family has older Windwalker's funeral and are riding their horses home, there is a moment where the camera focuses on the horse's feet and a half-buried chain link fence is visible in the snow. See more »


Windwalker: [upon waking to find himself on a burial platform] Grandfather! This is a good joke... but now I would continue my journey to the Land of the Spirits.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

31 December 2004 | by (Simi Valley, California) – See all my reviews

If you like the old west & tales of Indian spirits, then you'll love "Windwalker". It is truly a classic film & is superbly done in the fashion of Hollywood movie making. The story is also typical of Indian legend. The movie tells of the "Great Spirit" & the power that can beheld from believing & having faith. The performance of all members of the cast is truly an adventure you won't want to miss. This movie is a western adventure that is hard to duplicate in todays times as far as movie making & story telling goes. "Pull your hat down tight, take a deep seat & let Er buck" cause this is one picture you're gonna love, come hell or high water! David Garber

11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Wow, What a great story. Synergi
Rudy Diaz Salavas
On TCM albertfoster
Love this Movie! sweetnssmd
Where are all the Native American lead actors? daisygirlie
Discuss Windwalker (1980) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: