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Windwalker (1980)

In 1797 Utah, an aged Cheyenne patriarch helps his kin to fight off a raiding party of rival Crow warriors and he tells his grandchildren the story of their family.

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Kieth Merrill

Writers:

Ray Goldrup, Blaine Yorgason (additional writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Howard ... Windwalker
Nick Ramus ... Smiling Wolf / Crow Brother / Narrator
James Remar ... Windwalker as a young man
Serene Hedin ... Tashina
Dusty McCrea Dusty McCrea ... Dancing Moon (as Dusty 'Iron Wing' McCrea)
Silvana Gallardo Silvana Gallardo ... Little Feather
Emerson John Emerson John ... Spotted Deer
Jason Stevens ... Horse That Follows
Roberta Deherrera Roberta Deherrera ... Happy Wind
Ivan Naranjo Ivan Naranjo ... Crooked Leg
Chief Tug Smith Chief Tug Smith ... Tashina's father
Fredelia Smith Fredelia Smith ... Tashina's mother
Wanni-Omni-Ska-Robideau Wanni-Omni-Ska-Robideau ... Windwalker, age 5
Dominque Gallegos Dominque Gallegos ... Tashina, age 5
Jason Tahbo Jason Tahbo ... Crow Brother, age 5
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Storyline

An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians without a single cowboy.' Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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He conquered love and death...now he walks the winds of eternity!


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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cheyenne | Crow

Release Date:

18 November 1983 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Cheyeni v boju za zivljenje See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,636,482
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

With the exception of a voice-over narration, the movie is entirely in the Cheyenne and Crow Native American languages with subtitles. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 12 mins) There is a chain link fence under the snow. See more »

Quotes

Windwalker: [realizing that Crow Brother is his long-lost son, translated from the Cheyenne] For this you have kept me so long! Now I understand... my son is returned to me!
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Best Authentic Native American Movie
10 January 2005 | by pennyv258See all my reviews

If you have never seen this movie, you are truly missing a Gem of the Best Native American Films Ever. It is Authentic for all the actors, languages, costumes and the way of the Native American. It is the most enjoyable Family movie and everyone will learn something. It's poignant, touching, dramatic and humorous. It has all the ear marks of an award winner that you will want to see again and again. One you hate to see end and wish it had another sequel and a prequel. It is one of the most outstanding movies of it's time to shed some truth on the much ridiculed Native Americans. It shows how intuitive they are and with tons of ingenuity with a love and respect of this beautiful country we call America. I hope one day you all get to see it.


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