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Incident at Oglala (1992)

This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed.

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Michael Apted
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Zigrossi Norman Zigrossi ... Himself - Former Assistant FBI Regional Head, South Dakota
Robert Sikma Robert Sikma ... Himself - Former Assistant U.S. Attorney
Darelle 'Dino' Butler Darelle 'Dino' Butler ... Himself (as Darrelle [Dino] Butler)
Bob Robideau Bob Robideau ... Himself
Norman Brown Norman Brown ... Himself
Leonard Peltier Leonard Peltier ... Himself (archive footage)
Duane Brewer Duane Brewer ... Himself - Former Goon Squad Member
Calvin Jumping Bull Calvin Jumping Bull ... Himself
William Muldrow William Muldrow ... Himself - U.S. Government Commission on Civil Rights
Dennis Banks ... Himself - Co-Founder American Indian Movement
James Abourezk James Abourezk ... Himself - Former U.S. Senator, South Dakota
Sam Loud Hawk Sam Loud Hawk ... Himself
Richard Wilson Richard Wilson ... Himself - Tribal Council Chairman (archive footage)
Severt Young Bear Sr. Severt Young Bear Sr. ... Himself (as Severt Young Bear)
John Trudell ... Himself - National Spokesperson, American Indian Movement
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Storyline

On June 26, 1975, during a period of high tensions on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, two FBI agents were killed in a shootout with a group of Indians. Although several men were charged with killing the agents, only one, Leonard Peltier, was found guilty. This film describes the events surrounding the shootout and suggests that Peltier was unjustly convicted. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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A murder. A mystery. A mockery of justice.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$536,848
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Michael Apted first learned of Leonard Peltier's story while he was researching for his thriller Thunderheart (1992). See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Robert Redford (1992) See more »

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Written by John Trudell, Mark Shark, Milton 'Quiltman' Sahme (as Quiltman)
Performed by Milton 'Quiltman' Sahme (as Quiltman) and Mark Shark
The Peace Company / Schatzkamer Publishing / Quiltman Music
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An excellent documentary.
21 December 2009 | by tim-1862See all my reviews

Leonard Peltier is still in prison to date for a crime he didn't commit. He was railroaded with government lies and used as a scapegoat. Injustice still reigns in America. See how the FBI fabricated evidence and coerced and strong armed people during the trial. This movie shows how the US Government can bend justice to suit them at any time. If you sit in your safe warm homes without empathy for the Native American people then you are the problem. Not part of the problem but all of the problem. People need to get involved and stand up against such tyranny and make it into a true democracy. For the people, for all the people and not just the rich white powers that be.


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