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War Party (1988)

A group of re-enactors attempt to stage a hundred year anniversary battle between US Cavalry and Blackfeet Indians. Unfortunately racial hostilities and a real gun lead to some all too real... See full summary »

Director:

Franc Roddam

Writer:

Spencer Eastman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Wirth ... Sonny Crowkiller
Kevin Dillon ... Skitty Harris
Tim Sampson Tim Sampson ... Warren Cutfoot
Jimmie Ray Weeks ... Jay Stivic
Kevyn Major Howard ... Calvin Morrisey
Jerry Hardin ... The Sheriff
Tantoo Cardinal ... Sonny's Mother
Bill McKinney ... The Mayor
Guy Boyd ... Major Crawford, National Guard
R.D. Call R.D. Call ... Posse Member #1
William Frankfather ... The Governor
M. Emmet Walsh ... Colin Ditweiler
Dennis Banks ... Ben Crowkiller / Dead Crow Chief
Saginaw Grant ... Freddie Man Wolf
Rodney A. Grant ... The Crow (as Rodney Grant)
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A group of re-enactors attempt to stage a hundred year anniversary battle between US Cavalry and Blackfeet Indians. Unfortunately racial hostilities and a real gun lead to some all too real casualties, and three young Blackfeet men are caught in the middle. The film follows their flight for freedom in the face of an angry community which has mistakenly blamed them for the violence. Written by K.L.

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One hundred years after the Battle of Milk River, both sides agreed to reenact it...No one was supposed to get hurt...The cavalry was supposed to shoot blanks...The Redskins weren't supposed to fight back.

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Quotes

Colin Ditweiler: Hand me that roadapple there.
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Connections

Referenced in Drama Connections: Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2005) See more »

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Ma Ha Pi
© Copyright Glen D. Hall
Performed by Rocky Mountain Renegades
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A Great Film.
5 May 2004 | by BradleyyorkSee all my reviews

In the 1988 version of "War Party" we see the classic struggle for justice and equal treatment that all our Native brothers face. The whole underlying theme to this film would be the issue of racism in and among our border towns. I liked the movie more when I was 12 years old than I do now understanding the reverse effect movies like this sometimes bring. I feel that it was a great film of its day. Billy Wirth had an outstanding performance as "Sonny". I would have liked to seen him play more parts in films such as this one. Bradley N.C.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

War Game See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$657,190

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$657,190
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color
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