MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 20,802 this week

Sacred Ground (1983)

 -  Drama | Western  -  11 March 1983 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 90 users  
Reviews: 4 user

SACRED GROUND tells the fact-based story of a mountain man and his Indian wife who happen upon a partially built cabin and finish it for their own home, not realizing that they occupy a ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 1057 titles
created 20 Apr 2013
 
a list of 5996 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 
a list of 163 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 168 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sacred Ground" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sacred Ground (1983)

Sacred Ground (1983) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sacred Ground.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Scientists mount an expedition to find a Bigfoot-type creature.

Director: Ed Ragozzino
Stars: George Lauris, Steve Boergadine, Jim Bradford
Horror | Thriller

65 years after a masked serial killer terrorized the small town of Texarkana, the so-called 'moonlight murders' begin again. Is it a copycat or something even more sinister? A lonely high school girl, with dark secrets of her own, may be the key to catching him.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Stars: Addison Timlin, Spencer Treat Clark, Gary Cole
Alien Thunder (1974)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

A story of a Canadian officer played by Donald Sutherland who goes in pursuit of a fugitive who is a Cree Indian. The crime he is charged with is theft of livestock and murder but it ends up being a fight for survival.

Director: Claude Fournier
Stars: Donald Sutherland, Gordon Tootoosis, Chief Dan George
Drama | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's. Freed was a source of great controversy: ... See full summary »

Director: Floyd Mutrux
Stars: Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno
Snowbeast (TV Movie 1977)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes.

Director: Herb Wallerstein
Stars: Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux, Robert Logan
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Two men exploring the Lousiana swamps run into a Bigfoot-type creature.

Director: Joy N. Houck Jr.
Stars: Jack Elam, Dub Taylor, Dennis Fimple
Schizo (1976)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Samantha and Alan are getting married, but William Haskins isn't pleased. He grabs a train south to London and begins shadowing Samantha as she tries to get on with married life. Haskins' ... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker
Stars: Lynne Frederick, John Leyton, Stephanie Beacham
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Based on the recently acquired journals of Texan Dale S. Rogers, this vintage horror tale from IFC Films debunks history books to tell the veracious, harrowing story of a rural Texas ... See full summary »

Directors: Duane Graves, Justin Meeks
Stars: Jacob Bargsley, James Bargsley, Kevin Bensmiller
Boggy Creek (2010)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Following the death of her father in a terrible accident, sweet, yet troubled Jennifer and her friends decide to check out her dad's cabin that's located in the deep woods of Boggy Creek, ... See full summary »

Director: Brian T. Jaynes
Stars: Texas Battle, Melissa Carnell, Stephanie Honoré
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.

Director: Zacharias Kunuk
Stars: Natar Ungalaaq, Sylvia Ivalu, Peter-Henry Arnatsiaq
Night School (1981)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A crazed, women-hating killer (Ironside) attacks journalist Deborah Ballin (Grant). When he discovers that his attack didn't kill Deborah, he comes to the hospital to finish what he started.

Director: Jean-Claude Lord
Stars: Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim McIntire ...
Matt Colter
...
Lum Witcher
...
Tolbert Coleman
Ty Randolph ...
Wannetta
...
Prairie Fox
Serene Hedin ...
Little Doe
Vernon Foster ...
Wounded Leg
Lefty Wild Eagle ...
Medicine Man
Larry Kenoras ...
Brave Beaver
Franklin Fritz ...
Baby Colter
Danny Wilson ...
Lone Brave
Leslie Anderson ...
Arnold Gallagher ...
Fernando Herrera ...
Jerald Jackson Jr. ...
Edit

Storyline

SACRED GROUND tells the fact-based story of a mountain man and his Indian wife who happen upon a partially built cabin and finish it for their own home, not realizing that they occupy a sacred burial ground. A Paiute burial party clashes with the couple and in the ensuing skirmish, the wife is critically wounded while in the middle of childbirth. Bitter over her loss and needing a wetnurse for his baby, he steals one of the Paiute woman who had just lost a baby. In this modern version of Helen of Troy, the battle is on, as he takes on the whole band in a desperate attempt to survive. Written by Dale Roloff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 March 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Am heiligen Grund  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Interesting and different ...................
13 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story of a mountain man, his Indian wife, and their accidental violation of sacred ground, is both interesting and different. The movie has a gritty, authentic feel to it throughout. This really is minimalist entertainment, almost entirely filmed outdoors in southern Oregon. A couple of annoying glitches crop up, include disappearing and reappearing snow, and Indians who speak their native tongue or English at various times, without any rhyme or reason. Nevertheless, "Sacred Ground" is filled with authentic feeling characters, the standout being Jack Elam. Recommended for those seeking a story that you haven't seen before. - MERK


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Baby colter franklinfritz31
Discuss Sacred Ground (1983) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?