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Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

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The story of the Apache chief and his armed resistance to the U.S. Government's subjugation of his people.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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... Lt. Charles Gatewood
... Brig. Gen. George Crook
... Al Sieber
... Geronimo
... Lt. Britton Davis
... Mangas
... Brig. Gen. Nelson Miles
... Chato
Carlos Palomino ... Sgt. Turkey
Victor Aaron ... Ulzana
Stuart Proud Eagle Grant ... Sgt. Dutchy
... Schoonover
... Capt. Hentig
... City Marshal Joe Hawkins
... Old Nana
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The Apache Indians have reluctantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not all the Apaches are able to adapt to the life of corn farmers. One in particular, Geronimo, is restless. Pushed over the edge by broken promises and necessary actions by the government, Geronimo and thirty or so other warriors form an attack team which humiliates the government by evading capture, while reclaiming what is rightfully theirs. Written by Rob Hartill

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A Warrior. A Leader. A Legend. See more »

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Drama | History | Western

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Rated PG-13 for frontier violence | See all certifications »

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10 December 1993 (USA)  »

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Geronimo  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,635,620
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(8 channels)| (35 mm prints) (4 channels)| (70 mm prints)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Another film on Geronimo, a made-for-television movie was released on TNT five days before the release of this movie. Some accounts attribute this as having a detrimental effect on the box office takings for this movie. See more »

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When confronted in the Mexican cantina, Schoonover states that he is from Brewster County, TX. Brewster did not exist until it was marked off from Presidio County in February 1887, whereas this scene is set prior to Geronimo's surrender in September 1886. See more »

Quotes

Geronimo: [speaking in Apache] I heard you were wearing the blue coat. I did not believe it. Now I know your heart.
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Featured in A Century of Cinema (1994) See more »

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Deal Gently With Thy Servants, Lord
Performed by The Boston Camerata, Schola Cantorum (as The Schola Cantorum of Boston)
Joel Cohen, Director; Frederick Jodry, Director
Courtesy of Erato Disques S.A.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A Must-See for Fans of Sandy Epics
23 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Echoes of John Ford westerns and 'Lawrence of Arabia' abound, both visually and thematically, in this gripping character study of the relentlessly proud Apache. A career high for Walter Hill and John Milius, this is also an excellent introduction to the ambiguous nature of the Indian Wars, where even the Indian heroes are guilty of killing unarmed men. Wes Studi and Robert Duvall give outstanding performances.


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