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The Dark Wind (1991)

 -  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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15 May 1992 (UK)  »

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A Brisa da Morte  »

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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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I Should Have Known All Along
Music and Lyrics by Wendy Kramer and Harry Shannon
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Perfect for Hillerman fans!!
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Lou Diamond Phillips is the perfect "Jim Chee". I have read many of Tony Hillerman's novels and this was a great rendition. I saw this movie in college for an anthropology class. The best two classes of the semester!! (Thanks Dr. Neeley) The scenery was beautiful. The story line was exciting, true to the book. The only thing I would change would be the actor who plays Joe Leaphorn. Nothing against Fred Ward, he did a good job, but when you read book after book with the same characters you tend to visualize these people in your mind. And I have always envisioned James Olmos from Miami Vice as Leaphorn. I would love to see more of these novels made into movies.


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