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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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15 May 1992 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


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 »


References The Simpsons (1989) See more »


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Music and Lyrics by Doug Livingston and Harry Shannon
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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!

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