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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
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 »
The steam locomotive used to transport the Apache band at the end is an oil burning locomotive. A phony load of wood sits atop the tender's fuel-oil bunker. The engine is making thick black smoke, an indication of an oil fired locomotive. Such thick smoke is an indication of poor fuel burning, something movie directors request, but hardly real-world practice. Properly operated steam locomotives make much less smoke, regardless of whether fuel is wood, coal, or oil. See more »
[speaking in Apache]
I heard you were wearing the blue coat. I did not believe it. Now I know your heart.
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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.
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Agreeable movie about the famous Indian leader and set on spectacular landscapes
The film talks upon Geronimo (Wes Studi), chief of Apaches Chiricaguas. The continuous humiliation in reservoir of San Carlos caused the bursting of riots commanded by Geronimo and his group of Indians . They will confront American cavalry in charge of General Crook (Gene Hackman) , but later he'll be replaced by another hardest commander. Two officers (Jason Patrick and Matt Damon) will go out looking for Geronimo to make a peace treatise.
In the film there are wonderful outdoors shot on location in Utah territory , and it displays action , shootouts , violence and though is slow-moving , isn't tiring , neither dreary . The picture is based on historical characters : Geronimo , Cohise and general Crook . At the main and supporting cast are the actors who usually play Indian roles : Wes Studi , Rodney A. Gant , Steve Reeves because being native origin . The motion picture was well directed by Walter Hill , though he never liked the title of the movie "Geronimo: An American Legend" because he never felt the movie was about Geronimo but about the men who had caught Geronimo . He stated there is a longer version to the movie, he was forced to cut it down by 12 minutes ; in his own words, he describes the version as a "damn good" rendition . Director Walter Hill gets too much experience on western genre ,thus : ¨The long riders¨ , ¨Will Bill¨. Besides , he has modern westerns : ¨Streets of fire¨ and ¨Extreme prejudice¨. ¨The Long Riders¨ is deemed to be an excellent movie but ¨Will Bill¨ is considered boring and overlong . ¨Geronimo¨ is similar height to ¨Long Riders¨ . The motion picture didn't obtain success and was a real flop in box office , in spite of the extraordinary sets , glimmer cinematography and atmospheric as well as evocative Ry Cooder's musical score . The movie will appeal to Indian western fans. Rating: good . Well catching.
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