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Triumphs of a Man Called Horse (1983)

When gold is found on Sioux lands, crooked men attempt to provoke the Sioux into a war with the army and the prospectors.


John Hough


Dorothy M. Johnson (based upon a character from "A Man Called Horse" by), Jack DeWitt (characters created by) | 4 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harris ... John Morgan - Man Called Horse
Michael Beck ... Koda
Ana De Sade ... Redwing
Vaughn Armstrong ... Captain Cummings
Anne Seymour ... Elk Woman
Buck Taylor ... Sgt. Bridges
Lautaro Murúa ... Perkins
Simón Andreu ... Gance
Roger Cudney ... Durand
Jerry Gatlin Jerry Gatlin ... Winslow (as Gerry Gatlin)
John Davis Chandler ... Mason (as John Chandler)
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Big Bear
Sebastian Ligarde ... Mullins
Erika Carlsson Erika Carlsson ... Essie (as Erika Carlson)
Anaís de Melo ... Dorothy


An Englishman, John Morgan, lives 30 years as a Sioux named Man Called Horse. In 1874, gold is discovered in the Black Hills, on tribal land guaranteed to the Sioux in the Laramie Treaty of 1868. Settlers pour in and White provocateurs try to prompt the Sioux to break the treaty (so that all-out war with the US forces will result in the land no longer being under Sioux control). They murder and make it look like Indians were responsible. Man Called Horse helps maintain calm among the tribe, but when tragedy befalls him, it's left to his son Koda and Koda's lover, a Crow named Red Wing, to devise a strategy to keep the argonauts at bay and the Black Hills sacred. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sam Peckinpah was originally scheduled to direct at the behest of Richard Harris (both had previously worked together on Major Dundee (1965)). Due to Peckinpah's unofficial blacklist after his erratic behavior on Convoy (1978), he was replaced by John Hough. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 7 secs and removes the scene where the horses fall down the hill. See more »


Follows A Man Called Horse (1970) See more »


He's Coming Back
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Lyrics by Buddy Kaye
Sung by Rita Coolidge
Produced by David Anderle
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14 August 2001 | by oslojSee all my reviews

The third, and let's hope, final installment of the "A Man Called Horse" series, this time around Harris is too old and sick to actually ride a horse in the title sequence so the director opts to give the new reign to Michael Beck of "The Warriors" fame who is his son in the film. This time around the enemy is a calvary troop of US marauders who are coming from the Civil War. This is truly an empty film devoid of any new inspirations or themes.

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Release Date:

17 March 1983 (West Germany) See more »

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Durango, Mexico See more »

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