Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Lt. John Dunbar is dubbed a hero after he accidentally leads Union troops to a victory during the Civil War. He requests a position on the western frontier, but finds it deserted. He soon finds out he is not alone, but meets a wolf he dubs "Two-socks" and a curious Indian tribe. Dunbar quickly makes friends with the tribe, and discovers a white woman who was raised by the Indians. He gradually earns the respect of these native people, and sheds his white-man's ways.Written by
Greg Bole <firstname.lastname@example.org>
At 236 minutes, the director's cut of "Dances with Wolves is the longest of Kevin Costner's three self-directed movies, which average 3 hours. See more »
The canteen tied to Cisco's saddle is open and losing water, directly after the General speaks to
Dunbar about keeping his foot. See more »
[in Lakota to Dunbar; subtitled]
Dances with Wolves has been quiet these past few days. Is his heart bad?
[in Lakota to the village council; subtitled]
Killing those soldiers at the river was a good thing. I never got to thank all of you for saving me. I did not mind killing those men. I was glad to do it. But now I know that the soldiers hate me like they hate no other. Because I killed soldiers, men of my own race, they think I am a traitor.
[the council murmurs and nods in agreement]
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The 236-minute "extended version" has been released on DVD, containing the scenes that were missing from most of the previous VHS releases. See more »
What the heck are people thinking! There are way too many Costner bashers on the internet. This was a revolutionary motion picture at its time, never has a story about the American indians ever been told with such emotion and grace. What a sham. For the record Costner is not that bad of an actor.
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