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Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the US Government's subjugation of his people.

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Lt. Charles Gatewood
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Lt. Britton Davis
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Mangas
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Carlos Palomino ...
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Capt. Hentig
Lee de Broux ...
City Marshal Joe Hawkins
Rino Thunder ...
Old Nana
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The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and necessary actions by the government, Geronimo and thirty or so other warriors form an attack team which humiliates the government by evading capture, while reclaiming what is rightfully theirs. Written by Rob Hartill

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His name would never be forgotten. See more »

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Drama | History | Western

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Rated PG-13 for frontier violence | See all certifications »

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10 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,736,475 (USA)
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(8 channels)| (35 mm prints) (4 channels)| (70 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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The tune playing during the Indian hanging, and later while Crook and Sieber discuss their retirement, is an instrumental version of the traditional gospel song "I Am A Poor Wayfaring Stranger." See more »

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When confronted in the Mexican cantina, Schoonover states that he is from Brewster County, TX. Brewster did not exist until it was marked off from Presidio County in February 1887, whereas this scene is set prior to Geronimo's surrender in September 1886. See more »

Quotes

2nd Lt. Britton Davis: As he handed over his weapons, Geronimo simply said: "Once I moved about like the wind. Now I surrender and that is all."
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Deal Gently With Thy Servants, Lord
Performed by The Boston Camerata, Schola Cantorum (as The Schola Cantorum of Boston)
Joel Cohen, Director; Frederick Jodry, Director
Courtesy of Erato Disques S.A.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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No heroes on both sides
23 August 2002 | by (Stein, Germany) – See all my reviews

This underrated Western (in Germany Hills picture disappears after one week from the cinema) convinces with an excellent script (I realize again, John Milius is much better in writing as directing), a stunning photography and outstanding performances of the lead characters. Studi is great, a wonderful study of pride and his understanding that he never can win his war against white men. Especially this poetic and realistic movie is by comparison with other Indian sagas not a fairy tale from far west. Hill tells the truth and so we see only desperate people and no heroes - on both sides. Great - a must see for fans. I give 8 out of 10 stars.


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