5.5/10
563
21 user 7 critic

The Dark Wind (1991)

R | | Drama, Mystery | 15 May 1992 (UK)
A Navajo police officer is mixed up in drug smuggling and murder on the reservation.

Director:

Errol Morris

Writers:

Tony Hillerman (novel), Neal Jimenez (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lance Baker Lance Baker ... Mr. Archer
Betty C. Barlow Betty C. Barlow ... Old Navajo Woman #2
Gary Basaraba ... Larry
Billy Beck ... Motel Clerk
Arlene Bowman Arlene Bowman ... Edna Nezzie
Guy Boyd ... Agent Johnson
Charlie Carpenter Charlie Carpenter ... Pilot
Blake Clark ... Ben Gaines
Julia Collins Julia Collins ... Old Navajo Woman #1
Kee Collins Kee Collins ... Old Navajo Man #1
Gary Farmer ... Cowboy Albert Dashee
Patrick Jensen Patrick Jensen ... Albino Boy
John Karlen ... Jake West
Neil Kayquoptewa Neil Kayquoptewa ... Lomatewa
James Koots James Koots ... Taylor
Edit

Storyline

A Navajo police officer is mixed up in drug smuggling and murder on the reservation.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The Navajo believe that when a man does something evil, it is because a dark wind has entered his soul.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Gary Farmer (Cowboy Dashee) and Lou Diamond Phillips have also worked together on Sioux City and Longmire. See more »

Goofs

A microphone is visible twice: once at the bottom of the screen about 42 minutes into the film; the other at the top of the screen about 10 minutes before the end. See more »

Crazy Credits

The producers would like to acknowledge the Hopi and Navajo people. Their land, culture and humor enlightened us throughout the making of "The Dark Wind." See more »

Alternate Versions

UK video versions were cut 11 seconds for a "15" rating. The cinema version was uncut at the same category. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Imagining Indians (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Louisiana Hush Puppy
Music and Lyrics by Harry Shannon
See more »

User Reviews

Beautiful and spectacular
25 November 2002 | by nbwahlSee all my reviews

The Robert Redford films are always beautiful - spectacular displays. The "Meeting of the Spirits and the Real World" on the mountaintop, with thunder, lightning, bon fire with sparks flying, wind blowing, dancers' shadows, and chanting is almost worth the price of admission. I have read the book, and thought the casting was good, but the hairstyle of Jim Chee didn't match the character. I enjoyed the film, and urge others to see it, although many of the actors are not Native Americans which is a failing to many viewers.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Navajo | Hopi

Release Date:

15 May 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dark Wind See more »

Filming Locations:

Navajo Nation, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed