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The Dark Wind (1991)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery  |  15 May 1992 (UK)
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A Navajo police officer is mixed up in drug smuggling and murder on the reservation.

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

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

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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 »

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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 »

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Music and Lyrics by Harry Shannon
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...and some are rained out.
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Here's Agent Johnson's take on it. Something did go wrong. Erroll wasn't big on action/fight scenes, but he was very hip to Navajo humor. Some would call it dry. The producers, (over half way through), opted for an action movie but the script wasn't able to support it on that basis. Mr. Hillerman wrote a mystery. Redford brought in an action director for all the fight scenes and Erroll went to his trailer, and it became a stuntmans' movie. (If the mic is in the shot on a 1-take dangerous stunt you just go ahead and use it, I guess.)There were a slew of re-writes and plot changes for the last several scenes in order not to denigrate a particular Hopi ritual that was supposedly pre-approved. The logical resolution of the plot suffered to say the least. I really enjoyed Erroll being there, and felt bad for him in the latter part of the shoot. Lou hung in like a trooper throughout and I thought gave a nuanced and skillful performance.(I hope to get a chance to hear his version of events someday) I don't think the film solved

the mystery of filming a Tony Hillerman mystery completely but as long as Erroll was in charge it had heart. There were rumors about the lack of distribution being brought on by Carolco's overspending on The Last Action Hero and taking a huge bath. There was no money to advertise Dark Wind or so the gossip was at the time.


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