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Eagle's Wing (1979)

PG | | Western | May 1980 (USA)
A white trapper steals a white mustang called "Eagle Wing" from a Kiowa Indian, who pursues him to get his horse back.

Director:

Anthony Harvey

Writers:

Michael Syson (story), John Briley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Pike
Sam Waterston ... White Bull
Harvey Keitel ... Henry
Stéphane Audran ... The Widow (as Stephane Audran)
John Castle ... The Priest
Caroline Langrishe ... Judith
Jorge Russek ... Gonzalo
Manuel Ojeda ... Miguel
Jorge Luke ... Red Sky
Pedro Damián ... Jose (as Pedro Damian)
Claudio Brook ... Sanchez
José Carlos Ruiz ... Lame Wolf (as Jose Carlos Ruiz)
Farnesio de Bernal ... The Monk
Cecilia Camacho Cecilia Camacho ... The Young Girl
Enrique Lucero ... The Sharman
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Storyline

A white trapper steals a white mustang called "Eagle Wing" from a Kiowa Indian, who pursues him to get his horse back.

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Taglines:

The west, the way it really was, before the myths were born.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adlerflügel See more »

Filming Locations:

Chihuahua, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Peter Shaw Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The grey horse he steals, is actually an Arabian, not a mustang. See more »

Goofs

Caroline Langrishe forgetting she's supposed to be a bound captive, pulls her hands from behind her back, then quickly returns them into position. In the next scene we see her captor untying the ropes that bind her wrists. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pike: [narration] Long before the myths began, it was primitive... unforgiving - but in that vast, limitless space, man had one ally... the horse.
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Crazy Credits

Enrique Lucero plays an Indian shaman, but the character's name is misspelled in the credits as "The Sharman". See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Last Horror Film (1982) See more »

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Never really gets going
14 September 2019 | by shoobe01-1See all my reviews

The whole thing seems like a very beautiful film school exercise, the rehearsal for a real film, or the cuttings from another film, picked up off the floor and edited into a... well, not a cohesive film, but certainly something.

Story is hardly there, or nonsense, and at one point has a couple of threads that I guess come together, to no particular purpose. Other threads are dramatically brought up then entirely dropped just as they reach their zenith.

The whole film is really like that. The most beautiful, well-scored, emotionally-moving, and generally sensible part of the film is the last few seconds, and the scene that plays out under the credits. No, not being insulting to say "credits were the best because it's over." I mean, there's a scene there, and it was the one time the movie really worked.

Too bad it took the better part of 2 hours to get there.

Also: Sam Waterston as an Indian. Sigh.


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