The life of George Armstrong Custer comes alive in this made for television movie. Written by
Two great warriors. One final confrontation. The last great battle for the American Frontier.
Did You Know?
The project was developed at NBC in the mid-1980s. Kevin Costner
was considered to play George Armstrong Custer, but the network thought he was not well-known enough to carry the show. Ultimately, the network thought it would be too expensive to make, leading to ABC picking up the project. Costner would eventually become a movie star, and had enough clout to get the thematically-similar Dances with Wolves
(1990) made; that film was released a few months before "Son of the Morning Star" debuted. See more
When Custer's skirmish lines collapse during his last stand, one soldier behind him is shown rapidly firing a Winchester rifle. Not only were there no Winchesters being documented as used within the 7th Cavalry (including private purchase weapons), it appears that the soldier isn't shooting at anything in particular, as he simply cycles the rifle as fast as possible without adjusting his aim. See more
[Indignantly to Benteen
Captain! Permission to ride to the sound of the firing, SIR!
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