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Son of the Morning Star (1991)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | History | Western  -  3 February 1991 (USA)
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The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women.

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The life of George Armstrong Custer comes alive in this made for television movie. Written by K.L

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Two great warriors. One final confrontation. The last great battle for the American Frontier.


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3 February 1991 (USA)  »

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It is mentioned by Kate Bighead that Custer cut his hair before the battle, a historical fact. The only other film that mentions that is "Tonka." See more »

Goofs

Some 7th Cavalry troopers are shown with hairstyles from the late 1980s or early 1990s. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Alfred Terry: What happened here, Captain Benteen?
Capt. William F. Benteen: Mistakes were made.
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Featured in Legends of the West (1992) See more »

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somewhat long, but worth every minute!
13 February 1999 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

If somewhat long, this epic "western" tells the story of Custer´s last defeat and tries to show what kind of man he was. Cole gives a stunning performance and the film is made interesting when seen thru "2 pairs of eyes", the wife of Custer seeing it from a white point of view and the Indian girl telling the truth about a black chapter of America´s history

Definitely worth watching!


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