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Director:
Writers (WGA):
John Milius (story)
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Release Date:
10 December 1993 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A Warrior. A Leader. A Legend. See more »
Plot:
The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the US Government's subjugation of his people. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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(10 articles)
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Jason Patric is Magnificent in this Great Epic See more (46 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason Patric ... Lt. Charles Gatewood

Gene Hackman ... Brig. Gen. George Crook

Robert Duvall ... Al Sieber

Wes Studi ... Geronimo

Matt Damon ... Lt. Britton Davis

Rodney A. Grant ... Mangas

Kevin Tighe ... Brig. Gen. Nelson Miles

Steve Reevis ... Chato
Carlos Palomino ... Sgt. Turkey
Victor Aaron ... Ulzana
Stuart Proud Eagle Grant ... Sgt. Dutchy

Stephen McHattie ... Schoonover

John Finn ... Capt. Hentig

Lee de Broux ... City Marshal Joe Hawkins
Rino Thunder ... Old Nana

Hoke Howell ... Billy Pickett
Richard Martin Jr. ... Apache Medicine Man
J. Young ... Hawkins' Deputy

Raliegh Wilson ... Yaqui Dave
Jackie Old Coyote ... Apache Vision Woman
Monty Bass ... Dead Shot
Pato Hoffmann ... The Dreamer
Scott Crabbe ... Courier at Ball
Patricia Pretzinger ... Woman at Ball

Roger Callard ... Sgt. Mulrey
Juddson Keith Linn ... Bronco Apache

Mark Boone Junior ... Afraid Miner

M.C. Gainey ... Unafraid Miner
Michael Ruud ... Chaplain
Michael Minjarez ... Dandy Jim
Burnette Bennett ... Skip-Hey
Davina Smith ... Dead Shot's Wife

Jonathan Ward ... C.S. Fly
Luis Contreras ... Rurale Officer
Jaquelin Lee ... Apache Woman (as Jacquelin Lee)
Jim Manygoats ... Ailing Apache

Scott Wilson ... Redondo
Eva Larson ... Cantina Waitress
Greg Goossen ... Schoonover Gang

Sonny Skyhawk ... Schoonover Gang

Michael Adams ... Schoonover Gang

Walter Robles ... Schoonover Gang

Anthony G. Schmidt ... Schoonover Gang (as Anthony Schmidt)

Jim Beaver ... Proclamation Officer
Buzz Augare ... Native American
Arland F. Ben ... Native American
Virgil Joe Ben ... Native American

Billy Brown ... Native American (as Bill Brown)
Clifford Brown ... Native American
Jimmy Brownfeather ... Native American
James Burgdorf ... Native American
Michael Case ... Native American
R.B. Dunn ... Native American
Jefferson Gatewood ... Native American
Frank Gobert ... Native American
Anderson Harvey ... Native American
Steven Holiday ... Native American
Craig Ironpipe ... Native American (as Craig Iron Pipe)
George Lee ... Native American
Aarie E. Madplume ... Native American
Harrison Nez ... Native American
Henry Nez Jr. ... Native American
Peter P. Oliver ... Native American
Leo J. Saggboy ... Native American
Donahue Tom ... Native American
Robert Whipple ... Native American (as Robert S. Whipple)
Larry White Jr. ... Native American
Kurt Hamilton Cox ... Cavalry

Cary A. Davisson ... Cavalry
Barry Edward ... Cavalry
Robert Erickson ... Cavalry
Mark B. Farris ... Cavalry
Chuck Fitzpatrick ... Cavalry
Glen Gamble ... Cavalry
Eric W. Glatthaar ... Cavalry
William C. Honohan ... Cavalry
Armond Jones ... Cavalry
Francisco Cruz López ... Cavalry
Kevin McNiven ... Cavalry

Mark Myers ... Cavalry
Gary L. Norwood ... Cavalry
Richard Jay Reed ... Cavalry
Sam Reed ... Cavalry
Lonnie Rodriguez ... Cavalry
Stanley Schultz ... Cavalry

Michael Stein ... Cavalry
James N. Strouss ... Cavalry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rocky Bonifield ... Soldier's Wife / Waltz Dancer (as Roxanne 'Rocky' Meyers)
Lena Banks ... Dancer (uncredited)
Eugene Biscardi ... Dancer at Ball (uncredited)
Jessica Biscardi ... Dancer at Ball (uncredited)
Morgan Blanchard ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
Gordon Frye ... Cavalry Lieutenant (uncredited)

Michael Gier ... Calvalry / Principal Dancer (uncredited)
Lynn Dee Smith ... Dancer at Ball (uncredited)
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Directed by
Walter Hill 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Milius (story)

John Milius (screenplay) and
Larry Gross (screenplay)

Produced by
Neil Canton .... producer
Michael S. Glick .... executive producer
Walter Hill .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ry Cooder 
 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern II  (as Lloyd Ahern)
 
Film Editing by
Donn Aron 
Carmel Davies 
Freeman A. Davies  (as Freeman Davies)
 
Casting by
Reuben Cannon 
 
Production Design by
Joe Alves 
 
Art Direction by
Scott Ritenour 
 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard 
 
Costume Design by
Dan Moore 
 
Makeup Department
Fred C. Blau Jr. .... makeup artist
Werner Keppler .... makeup artist: second unit
René Lafaurie .... makeup artist: second unit
Christine Lee .... hair stylist (as Chris Lee)
Dennis Liddiard .... makeup artist
Gary Liddiard .... key makeup artist
Manlio Rocchetti .... makeup artist
Peter Tothpal .... key hair stylist
Alicia M. Tripi .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Michael S. Glick .... unit production manager
Michelle Wright .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
J. Tom Archuleta .... second assistant director
Xochi Blymyer .... second second assistant director
Allan Graf .... second unit director
Bryan Johnson .... additional second second assistant director
Josh McLaglen .... first assistant director
Douglas A. Raine .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jeff Brown .... greensman (as Jeffrey S. Brown)
Mike Carrillo .... assistant property master (as Michael Carrillo)
Robert L. Clark .... paint foreman
Stan Cockerell .... assistant property master (as Stan W. Cockerell)
Mike Cunningham .... props
Dennis DeWaay .... construction coordinator
Clinton Fegley .... prop shop
Steve Fegley .... construction foreman (as Steven E. Fegley)
Sam Gross .... assistant set decorator: second unit
Jim Husbands .... swing gang (as James F. Husbands)
Raymond C. Lopez .... plaster foreman
David Leon McCardle .... swing gang (as Dave McCardle)
Raymond Prado .... storyboard artist (as Raymond G. Prado)
John Schacht .... lead man
John M. Schenk .... property master: second unit (as John Michael Schenk)
Rick Young .... property master
John Garrett .... set dresser (uncredited)
Steven Hintz .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Nicholas R. Allen .... boom operator (as Nicholas Allen)
James Ashwill .... foley mixer
Bill W. Benton .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris David .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Teri E. Dorman .... sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist (as Gary Hecker)
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Lee Orloff .... production sound mixer
Knox White .... utility sound technician
Christopher Flick .... foley editor (uncredited)
Chuck Michael .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Bob Newlan .... sound editor (uncredited)
Rodger Pardee .... sound (uncredited)
Jay Wilkinson .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Casey Cavanaugh .... special effects
Lawrence J. Cavanaugh .... special effects coordinator (as Larry Cavanaugh)
Sean Cavanaugh .... special effects: second unit
David Domeyer .... special effects
David Fletcher .... special effects: second unit
Jeffrey Knott .... special effects
R. Bruce Steinheimer .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
John Rauh .... electronic compositing (uncredited)
 
Stunts
William Paul Brown .... stunts
Danny Costa .... stunts
Dennis Deveaugh .... stunts
Robbie Dunn .... stunts
Richard L. Duran .... stunts (as Richard Duran)
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Troy Gilbert .... stunt double: horse stunts
Allan Graf .... stunt coordinator
Pat Judge Hall .... stunts
Clifford Happy .... stunts
C.L. Johnson .... stunts
Alvin William 'Dutch' Lunak .... stunts (as Dutch Lunak)
Bill McIntosh .... stunts
Daniel O'Haco .... stunts (as Danny O'Haco)
James Pratt .... stunts (as Jim Pratt)
Jack Verbois .... stunts
Greg Walker .... stunts
Mike Watson .... stunts
Webster Whinery .... stunts
R.B. Dunn .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark Robert Ellis .... stunts (uncredited)
Manny Espinoza .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Billy Joe Fredericks .... stunts (uncredited)
Johnny Hagner .... stunts (uncredited)
Pat Romano .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Raliegh Wilson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bob Bergdahl .... camera operator: second unit
Christopher Blauvelt .... second assistant camera
Jeff Case .... dolly grip (as Jeffrey S. Case)
Michael A. Chavez .... first assistant camera: second unit
Scott Crabbe .... video assist operator (as Scott R. Crabbe)
Blaise Dahlquist .... electrician (as Blaise R. Dahlquist)
Mark W. Elias .... second grip (as Mark Elias)
Sam Emerson .... still photographer (as Sam Young Emerson)
Raymond B. Fugit .... electrician
Don Glover Jr. .... grip (as Don Glover)
Jeffrey Greeley .... second assistant camera (as Jeffrey P. Greeley)
Randy Hark .... grip
Glen Holland .... set electrician
Bruce A. Keeler .... electrician
Mark La Bonge .... first assistant camera
Robert LaBonge .... camera operator
Norman G. Langley .... camera operator
Steve McLean .... first assistant camera
Bo Miller .... key grip
Edward Morey III .... camera operator
Michael D. O'Shea .... director of photography: second unit
Frank Parrish .... second assistant camera: second unit (as Frank D. Parrish)
James Phelps .... electrician
Harry Rez .... key grip: second unit (as Harry L. Rez)
Steve Robertson .... grip (as Steven Robertson)
Keith Roverud .... assistant chief lighting technician
Roger Sassen .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Jack S. Schlosser .... chief lighting technician
Gregory W. Smith .... first assistant camera (as Gregory Smith)
Jorge Sánchez .... second assistant camera (as Jorge Sanchez)
Douglas Arnold .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Shirley Fulton Crumley .... location casting
David Giella .... casting assistant
Ka-Mook Nichols .... location casting assistant
Andrew Reid .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Colby P. Bart .... costume supervisor (as Colby Bart)
Marsha Barton .... head seamstress
Leah Brown .... costumer (as Leah P. Brown)
Julie Glick .... costumer (as Julie Lynn Glick)
Greg Hall .... costumer
Barry Kellogg .... costume supervisor
Murray Lantz .... costumer
Amy Jean Roberts .... costumer
Cathy Smith .... costume constructor
Jennifer Jesse Smith .... costume constructor: native american costumes
 
Editorial Department
Meredith Gold .... assistant film editor
Chris Jackson .... assistant film editor
Kelly Mahan-Jaramillo .... apprentice film editor (as E. Kelly Mahan)
David Orr .... color timer
Jeanine Payne .... assistant film editor
Sati Tooray .... colorist
 
Music Department
The Americus Brass Band .... performer: period brass band music
Bunny Andrews .... music editor (as Bunny J. Andrews)
George S. Clinton .... orchestrator: shaped note music (as George Clinton)
Jim Keltner .... musician: drums
Norman Ludwin .... musician (bass)
Michael Masley .... BowHammer Cymbalom
Michael Masley .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Gregory Dultz .... driver
Tim Hill .... transportation co-captain
Alan Kaminsky .... driver
Russell McEntyre .... transportation captain
Frank A. Serrao .... driver
Wayne Stone .... transportation co-captain
Bo Falck .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Robert Gaskill .... driver: Mr. Hill (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Christine Altomari .... assistant production coordinator
Cindy Lee Arnold .... assistant accountant (as Cindy Arnold)
Paula Barrett-Barbier .... script supervisor (as Paula Barrett)
Bruce A. Beers .... craft service
Larry D. Campbell .... assistant location manager: Moab
Ray Colley .... wrangler
Leland Michael Darrow .... consultant: Native Americans
Karen Day .... production accountant
Tony Didio Jr. .... armorer
Mark Ellis .... set production assistant
Eric Fitzgerald .... title designer
Riley Flynn .... cavalry coordinator
Jay Frasco .... set production assistant: second unit (as Gerald J. Frasco)
Eb Gaines .... set production assistant
Christine Howard .... assistant: Mr. Hill
Carol Johnson .... assistant: Mr. Hill
Karen R. Jones .... unit publicist
Cindy Lasher .... first aid
Greg Lazzaro .... location manager
Todd Lewis .... assistant: Mr. Hill
Michael Minjarez .... dialect supervisor: Apache
Doug Moreno .... assistant accountant
Michelene Mundo .... set production assistant
James Pruitt .... set production assistant
Sandra Maltz Saccio .... production coordinator (as Sandra Maltz)
Sonny Skyhawk .... consultant: Native Americans
Desmond F. Strobel .... choreographer
Kevin Turley .... set production assistant: second unit (as Kevin D. Turley)
Rudy Ugland .... head wrangler
Kelly C. Wallace .... assistant: Mr. Canton
Eve Watterson .... production secretary
Regina Whitcomb .... dancer at ball
Brad Wilson .... assistant: Robert Duvall
W. Scott Wolf .... set production assistant (as Scott Wolf)
Jerry Young .... wrangler gang boss
Erin Empey-Baxter .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jack T. Collis .... special thanks
Don Holyoak .... special thanks
John Langellier .... special thanks (as John Langellier PhD.)
Bette Stanton .... special thanks
Leigh Von Der Esch .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for frontier violence
Runtime:
115 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
SDDS (8 channels) | Dolby SR (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
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Trivia:
Patric showed his considerable horsemanship in the scene where he has a one-on-one showdown with an Apache warrior. Patrick goes from laying across his horse prone on the ground, to ordering the horse back onto its feet while he mounts it as it quickly rolls upright - rifle in one hand, reins in the other.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Al Sieber, Chief of Scouts:There's two dead women there... and two little kids. They scalped them all, all four of 'em. Bounty hunters. The government down here pays 200 pesos a head for men, 100 for women and 50 for those kids. They kill any Indian and then claim they are Apache. I don't see how any man can sink so low. Must be Texans... the lowest form of white man there is.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Rich Hall's Inventing the Indian (2012) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Deal Gently With Thy Servants, LordSee more »

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24 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Jason Patric is Magnificent in this Great Epic, 4 June 2001
Author: Persia 27 (catchamir@hotmail.com) from Newton, MA. USA

With its superb acting, writing and directing, this masterpiece by Walter Hill is unique, not only in the way it maintains its epic quality in the span of two hours, but in the strong chemistry between the two main characters. The majestic music and scenic photography combine perfectly to compliment the stunning performances of Wes Studi as Geronimo and the breath-taking Jason Patric as Lt. Charles Gatewood. The special friendship shared between the two grand, thoughtful men is the main interest that holds this film together, with Patric's performance being the most exceptional, amid a talented supporting cast of big names.

As a righteous officer and gentleman who remains loyal but unpoisoned by excessive patriotism, Gatewood is a tough but calming influence in the face of great danger, while displaying a maturity that bewilders his more primitive companion Al Sieber (Robert Duvall) who exclaims, "You don't love who you're fighting for and you don't hate who you're fighting against!" In this way, Gatewood is just as complex as he is likable, immediately gaining the trust and admiration of both his friends and enemies.

Whether he assumes the role of an ambassador with his deep eyes and charismatic presence or that of a soldier with his masterful horsemanship (performed by the actor himself), Jason Patric brings a special depth and beauty to Gatewood, making him one of the most impressive and under rated heroes ever captured on film. His presence alone makes this film a great classic, as well as a thought provoking treasure!





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