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Son of the Morning Star 

The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women.
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1991  
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Gary Cole ...  George Armstrong Custer 2 episodes, 1991
Rosanna Arquette ...  Libby Custer 2 episodes, 1991
Stanley Anderson ...  Ulysses S. Grant 2 episodes, 1991
Edward Blatchford Edward Blatchford ...  Lt. Cooke 2 episodes, 1991
George Dickerson George Dickerson ...  Gen. Sherman 2 episodes, 1991
Rodney A. Grant ...  Crazy Horse 2 episodes, 1991
Tom O'Brien ...  Charlie Reynolds 2 episodes, 1991
Terry O'Quinn ...  Gen. Alfred Terry 2 episodes, 1991
Nick Ramus ...  Red Cloud 2 episodes, 1991
Tim Ransom ...  Tom Custer 2 episodes, 1991
Robert Schenkkan ...  Capt. Weir 2 episodes, 1991
David Strathairn ...  Capt. William F. Benteen 2 episodes, 1991
Buffy Sainte-Marie ...  Kate Bighead 2 episodes, 1991
Dean Stockwell ...  Gen. Philip Sheridan 2 episodes, 1991
Bryce Chamberlain ...  Parsons 2 episodes, 1991
Peter Leitner Peter Leitner ...  Dr. Coates 2 episodes, 1991
George K. Sullivan ...  Gen. Hancock 2 episodes, 1991
Demina Becker Demina Becker ...  Young Kate Bighead 2 episodes, 1991
George American Horse George American Horse ...  Stone Forehead 2 episodes, 1991
Rion Hunter ...  Sioux Interpreter 2 episodes, 1991
Sheldon Peters Wolfchild ...  Bloody Knife 2 episodes, 1991
Michael Medeiros ...  Major Marcus Reno 2 episodes, 1991
Mike Casey Mike Casey ...  Lt. Varnum 2 episodes, 1991
Sav Farrow Sav Farrow ...  Pvt. Martini 2 episodes, 1991
Wendy Feder Wendy Feder ...  Maggie Calhoun 2 episodes, 1991
Patrick Johnston Patrick Johnston ...  Boston Custer 2 episodes, 1991
Eric Lawson Eric Lawson ...  Fred Gerard 2 episodes, 1991
Jay Bernard Jay Bernard ...  Congressman 2 episodes, 1991
Kimberly Guerrero ...  Kate Bighead 2 episodes, 1991
Russ Walks Russ Walks ...  Autie Reed 2 episodes, 1991
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ...  Sitting Bull 2 episodes, 1991
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The life of George Armstrong Custer comes alive in this made for television movie. Written by K.L

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Two great warriors. One final confrontation. The last great battle for the American Frontier.


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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1991 (USA) See more »

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Son of the Morning Star See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The low ratings this mini-series garnered during its initial 1991 broadcast had ABC executives re-think and eventually pull the plug on the Civil War epic "The Killer Angels", which they planned to produce and air. This decision led to Ted Turner picking up the project, renaming it Gettysburg (1993), and releasing it in theaters. See more »

Goofs

When major Marcus Reno begins the attack, he draws his revolver. Seconds after, he draws the revolver again. See more »

Quotes

Kate Bighead: We Cheyenne called him, Hi-Es-Tsie, Long Hair. The Arikara called him, Creeping Panther, who comes in the night. The Crow called him, Son of the Morning Star, who attacks at dawn. I remember him. I saw him die.
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Featured in Legends of the West (1992) See more »

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please release this great film on DVD!!
19 July 2006 | by mattjsacSee all my reviews

To All Son Of The morning star fans"

this is a great war movie especially one made exclusively for TV. It needs to be released on DVD soon!!!!!! What needs to be done to have this film released on DVD? Very few films have capture the historic facts of this time period while also creating a very exciting film. We all really want this movie released on DVD! what's the problem? is Republic pictures still a viable entity? Is there someone we can contact to encourage them to release this film on DVD? What about the actors and actresses that were in this production possibly they could use their influence to persuade the producers to release this movie on DVD are there any plans from Hollywood to create different movies from the same time period? That would be exciting and something to look forward to.We hope it gets released very soon!!!


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