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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 »
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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
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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Navajo | Hopi

Release Date:

15 May 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Brisa da Morte See more »

Filming Locations:

Navajo Nation, Arizona, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Errol Morris, better known for his documentary work, did not finish the film due to "artistic differences" with Robert Redford. 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

Followed by A Thief of Time (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Louisiana Hush Puppy
Music and Lyrics by Harry Shannon
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Navajo Language spoken by Jim Chee!
7 May 2000 | by morrisb705See all my reviews

When I first saw The Dark Wind, I was impressed that local people were cast as extras and were speaking the Navajo Language. The subtitles were accurate.

When I heard Chee speak Navajo, it was broken but he's not a native speaker. I was very impressed that he took the time to actually learn to speak the words.


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