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War Party (1988)

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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Tim Sampson ...
Warren Cutfoot
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Jay Stivic
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Calvin Morrisey
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Major Crawford, National Guard
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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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Colin Ditweiler: Hand me that roadapple there.
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All Right Now
Written by Andy Fraser and Paul Rodgers (uncredited)
Performed by Free
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd. and A & M Records Inc.
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Not your typical cowboys and Indians movie .......
17 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"War Party" gets your attention immediately with a Montana battle from years gone by. Suddenly time shifts forward to present day, and introduces the modern combatant cowboys and Indians. Things rapidly spiral out of control after a confrontation in a local bar. When real bullets turn a reenactment celebration into a murder, a prolonged pursuit of three Indians begins. This leads to escalating tensions involving a tenacious tracker, M. Emit Walsh, and eventually calling in the National Guard. Trapped in a blind canyon, the conclusion is anything but typical, as the Indians reach back into their past for answers. Surrender or fight? "War Party" gets high praise for being highly original, and exciting. - MERK


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