The story revolves around the legend of the skin walkers or "S Dubs", a folk legend from Utah about the spirits of murdered Indians returning to seek revenge upon those who disrespect the land.

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Harrison Lowe ...
Roman George
James Dalgam ...
Bister
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Saginaw Grant ...
Wilson Sam
Nicholas Bartolo ...
Tommy Nakai
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Davis Nakai
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Nina
Drew Lacafa ...
Bobby
Sheila Tousey ...
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Capt. Butler
Marla Frumkin ...
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Dr. Stone
Ryan Polequaptewa ...
Lonnie Mack
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Ruben Maze
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Faced with the murder of three medicine men, Navajo police must find the culprit. That the murders appear to be the work of a Skinwalker, or bad medicine man, complicate and illuminate the detective's work. Written by robert_chambers@juno.com

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Detective Leaphorn trusts hard facts. Officer Chee trusts ancient tradition. Their beliefs will be tested as they try to catch a mysterious killer.

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Skinwalkers - kostajat haudan takaa  »

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Trivia

Most of this movie was made in and around Superior Arizona. Some scenes are from Globe Arizona. The steep cliffs shown in numerous scenes is called Apache Leap. Ironic being this movie and series was based on the Navajo Indians. The Movie U Turn was also famously filmed here as well. See more »

Goofs

The knife found in Chee's tire is held in place by grey putty, clearly seen and covering the tire tread. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Joe Leaphorn: You, go on ahead.
Jim Chee: I can't.
Lt. Joe Leaphorn: And why not?
Jim Chee: The ruins. It's not good for healers to be around them.
Lt. Joe Leaphorn: It's an archaeological dig, Officer Chee. What did you expect to find up here, Easter eggs?
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Follows The Dark Wind (1991) See more »

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New kind of mystery
10 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this movie, and I would like to say that this was a great mystery. The setting is in a Navajo county, Adam Beach plays a cop and a medicine man that makes sure things in town are going the way they are supposed to, and Wes Studi plays a good detective. When a murder of a medicine man takes place, Beach and Studi join together to solve the crime. The movie is great because it shows you how the Native American life is. The roles that Beach and Studi play, are roles of heros that would do anything in order to set things right. I cannot wait to see Coyote Waits. This movie was very good and I would highly recommend people that like mystery films, to see this movie.


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