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The Dark Wind (1991)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Baker ...
Mr. Archer
Betty C. Barlow ...
Old Navajo Woman #2
...
Larry
...
Motel Clerk
Arlene Bowman ...
Edna Nezzie
...
Agent Johnson
Charlie Carpenter ...
Pilot
...
Ben Gaines
Julia Collins ...
Old Navajo Woman #1
Kee Collins ...
Old Navajo Man #1
...
Cowboy Albert Dashee
Patrick Jensen ...
Albino Boy
...
Jake West
Neil Kayquoptewa ...
Lomatewa
James Koots ...
Taylor
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A Navajo police officer is mixed up in drug smuggling and murder on the reservation.

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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 »

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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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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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Love Letters
Music and Lyrics by Doug Livingston and Harry Shannon
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Phillips vs. Beach
26 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Comparing Lou Diamond Phillips' rendition of Jim Chee to Adam Beach's version in the PBS specials, it's obvious that SOMEone decided that Chee had to assume a more authoritarian stance and actually seem like a physical threat when necessary to the story. In The Dark Wind, Phillips seemed to spend more time in handcuffs than anyone else in the story; his character seems less in control of his fate than (to make an apples-and-oranges comparison) McGyver, who relies on his wits and doesn't even carry a weapon (other than maybe a swiss army knife). Not to criticize Phillips' performance, which I thought was as good as it could be given the script,I think that the series of PBS specials would have ended at one had the Chee character not been reworked.


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