The life of George Armstrong Custer comes alive in this made for television movie.
Two great warriors. One final confrontation. The last great battle for the American Frontier.
Did You Know?
The project was developed at NBC in the mid-1980s. Kevin Costner
was considered to play George Armstrong Custer, but the network thought he was not well-known enough to carry the show. Ultimately, the network thought it would be too expensive to make, leading to ABC picking up the project. Costner would eventually become a movie star, and had enough clout to get the thematically-similar Dances with Wolves
(1990) made; that film was released a few months before "Son of the Morning Star" debuted. See more
The screen caption shown at the beginning of the outdoor dance sequence at Fort Lincoln states that the time is the summer of 1876. That event would actually have taken place during the spring, weeks or months before the June 25th battle at the Little Bighhorn River. See more
[Speaking the words of Crazy Horse
One does not sell the land upon which all living creatures walk.
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