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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 ...
Sgt. Turkey
Victor Aaron ...
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Sgt. Dutchy
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Capt. Hentig
Lee de Broux ...
City Marshal Joe Hawkins
Rino Thunder ...
Old Nana
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Storyline

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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A Warrior. A Leader. A Legend. 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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Geronimo  »

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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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Tom Horn and The Apache Kid were not portrayed in "Geronimo, An American Legend" Most accounts have them as being instrumental in the capture of Geronimo. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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2nd Lt. Britton Davis: [narrating] The federal government had forced over 500 Chiricahua to take up residence within Turkey Creek's narrow borders. Corn was the main crop, but the land was not fertile enough for them to be self-sufficient. The Chiricahua had become dependent upon monthly allotments of government supplies for their well-being
Geronimo: Gatewood. You come to visit me.
1st Lt. Charles B. Gatewood: It makes my heart glad to see Geronimo. How's the life of a farmer?
Geronimo: Some Apaches are good farmer. Others miss the old way. I am not good farmer, ...
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Featured in Troldspejlet: Matinee (1994) See more »

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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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Accurate? Who Cares? Just Enjoy It.
8 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How much of this is true, I cannot say. Perhaps I should do some research on it knowing how "accurate" most Hollywood historical films tend to be. For years, the white man was always the good guy; the Indian, the bad guy. Then came, the present day "political correctness" era where the Indian is the good guy and the white man is the bad guy. Frankly, I don't care in this case because this movie is simply a very entertaining film that is enjoyable to watch....and that's what movies are supposed to be: entertaining.

What makes it so entertaining?

1) a very interesting saga of the famous Apache Geronimo, fighting for his people and also living a life dedicated to revenge; 2) A great portrayal of him by actor Wes Studi, who has the perfect face and voice for the role; 3) a very solid all-male cast, with memorable leads played by Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman and Matt Damon; 4) wonderful golden-hued cinematography, filmed in the mountainous area of Moab, Utah; 5) Not excessive violence nor a lot of profanity, rare for a Walter Hill directed movie. This is one of the stylish Hill's classier efforts. 6) Good sound if you have the DVD and a surround sound system.

Yes, this leans in the PC class with big-time leanings toward the Indian cause, but the Apache people apparently had a good case for their cause, at least with Geronimo's convincing question near the end of the movie: "There is plenty of land. Why do you want it all?"


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