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War Party (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  29 September 1989 (USA)
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A group of re-enactors attempt to stage a hundred year anniversary battle between US Cavalry and Blackfeet Indians. Unfortunately racial hostilities and a real gun lead to some all too real... See full summary »

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Sonny Crowkiller
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Skitty Harris
Tim Sampson ...
Warren Cutfoot
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Jay Stivic
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The Sheriff
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Sonny's Mother
Bill McKinney ...
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Major Crawford, National Guard
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Posse Member #1
William Frankfather ...
The Governor
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Colin Ditweiler
Dennis Banks ...
Ben Crowkiller / Dead Crow Chief
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Freddie Man Wolf
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The Crow (as Rodney Grant)
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A group of re-enactors attempt to stage a hundred year anniversary battle between US Cavalry and Blackfeet Indians. Unfortunately racial hostilities and a real gun lead to some all too real casualties, and three young Blackfeet men are caught in the middle. The film follows their flight for freedom in the face of an angry community which has mistakenly blamed them for the violence. Written by K.L.

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One hundred years after the Battle of Milk River, both sides agreed to reenact it...No one was supposed to get hurt...The cavalry was supposed to shoot blanks...The Redskins weren't supposed to fight back.

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29 September 1989 (USA)  »

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War Game  »

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$657,190 (USA)
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Quotes

Skitty Harris: Hey, I'm three-eighths.
Sonny Crowkiller: Yeah, and five-eighths nuts.
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Referenced in Drama Connections: Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2005) See more »

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Country Blues
Leonard Mountain Child
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A Native American Rosewood
15 October 2002 | by (PASADENA) – See all my reviews

This film will probably remind people of a indian rosewood. But this storyline isn't so accurate,the action scenes are like a circus especially the carnival fight(It reminded me of a soprano episode last week)When do modern day police use double barreld shotguns and old fashion 45 peacemakers, not to mention the level action rifles I thought it was supposed to take place in the 80's. Somehow it appears that the national guard soilders at the end of the movie think there in Vietnam,they play volleyball while camping out in the badlands waiting to capture the two young indian suspects.Released in '89 this was probably the beginning of the politically correct era in movies. It came out a year and a half before Dances with Wolves,and the indians are no longer the bad guys.The movie on the other hand will entertain you with comic book action and will also so get you mad seeing the unjustice & racsim that the indians are going through.


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