MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,172 this week

The Dark Wind (1991)

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  15 May 1992 (UK)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 406 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 5 critic

A Navajo police officer is mixed up in drug smuggling and murder on the reservation.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $5.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 28 Jan 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 20 Jun 2011
 
a list of 129 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
a list of 342 titles
created 06 Jul 2013
 
a list of 11 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Dark Wind" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Dark Wind (1991)

The Dark Wind (1991) on IMDb 5.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Dark Wind.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sioux City (1994)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller. Because of his upbringing, Jesse ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Diamond Phillips
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Melinda Dillon
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In the 1930's, Agaguk lives his traditional Inuit life. But one day, there is a murder in the tribe and Agaguk becomes a suspect. Soon he becomes persecuted by Henderson, a mean mountie, ... See full summary »

Directors: Jacques Dorfmann, Pierre Magny
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Toshirô Mifune, Jennifer Tilly
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A film about the former US Secretary of Defense and the various difficult lessons he learned about the nature and conduct of modern war.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

An erotic thriller about a promiscuous radio sex therapist who is dragged into blackmail by a young hustler.

Director: Lou Diamond Phillips
Stars: Kate Vernon, Robert Prentiss, Bill Allen
Renegades (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Buster McHenry works as an undercover agent for the local police. Currently he investigates on police corruption and is in big trouble. His task makes him break the law, he participates in ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jami Gertz
Skinwalkers (TV Movie 2002)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story revolves around the legend of the skin walkers or "S Dubs", a folk legend from Utah about the spirits of murdered Indians returning to seek revenge upon those who disrespect the land.

Director: Chris Eyre
Stars: Harrison Lowe, James Dalgam, Adam Beach
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A killer is given the gas chamber after committing several demonic murders. His spirit is released and given power by the Devil. Now the cop that caught him before must find a way to do it ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Resnikoff
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Griffith, Jeff Kober
Drama

A look at the people involved with the U.S. government's Smallpox Eradication Program during the '60s and '70s as well as the anthrax scare of the early 2000s.

Director: Errol Morris
Thriller

A thriller centered on a woman who suspects her husband is cheating, and enters into an affair of her own, before learning her husband's true, dark secret life.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Naomi Watts, Édgar Ramírez
Ambition I (1991)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Mitchell Osgood dreams of being a famous writer, but the book he has written constantly is rejected by the editors. When the psychopathic killer Albert Merrik is released from prison after ... See full summary »

Director: Scott D. Goldstein
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Clancy Brown, Cecilia Peck
Comedy | Drama | Horror

A man experiments within the burgeoning field of cryogenics during the 1960s.

Director: Errol Morris
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Baker ...
Betty C. Barlow ...
...
Billy Beck ...
Motel Clerk
Arlene Bowman ...
...
Charlie Carpenter ...
...
Julia Collins ...
Kee Collins ...
...
Patrick Jensen ...
...
Neil Kayquoptewa ...
James Koots ...
Edit

Storyline

A Navajo police officer is mixed up in drug smuggling and murder on the reservation.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

15 May 1992 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Brisa da Morte  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Errol Morris, better known for his documentary work, did not finish the film due to "artistic differences" with Robert Redford. See more »

Goofs

A microphone is visible twice: once at the bottom of the screen about 42 minutes into the film; the other at the top of the screen about 10 minutes before the end. See more »

Crazy Credits

The producers would like to acknowledge the Hopi and Navajo people. Their land, culture and humor enlightened us throughout the making of "The Dark Wind." See more »

Connections

Followed by A Thief of Time (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

I Should Have Known All Along
Music and Lyrics by Wendy Kramer and Harry Shannon
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Can't Win Them All
4 April 2003 | by (Norman, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

For me, the biggest shame of this movie is that the horribly botched direction gets in the way of what I consider an excellent performance by Lou Diamond Phillips in the title role. Whether his performance was exactly what fans of the book expected Jim Chee to be like or not (I read the book first, and personally thought Lou did quite a nice interpretation of Chee), the fact remains that the performance was a high quality example of subtle film acting.

And for those who quibble that Lou shouldn't have played the role because he wasn't a full blood Navajo...well, I'd like to know who the hell Russell Crowe thinks he is! For an Australian to be allowed to play an American in A BEAUTIFUL MIND and an Italian in GLADIATOR...It's just not right!


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Dark Wind (1991) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?