A Montana bounty hunter and an anthropologist discover a tribe of Native Americans living in a settlement isolated from the rest of the world.


Tab Murphy


Tab Murphy





Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Berenger ... Lewis Gates
Barbara Hershey ... Prof. Lillian Diane Sloan
Kurtwood Smith ... Sheriff Deegan
Steve Reevis ... Yellow Wolf
Andrew Miller ... Briggs
Gregory Scott Cummins ... Sears
Mark Boone Junior ... Tattoo
Helen Calahasen ... Yellow Wolf's Wife
Eugene Blackbear Eugene Blackbear ... Spotted Elk
Dawn Lavand Dawn Lavand ... Indian Girl
Sidel Standing Elk Sidel Standing Elk ... Lean Bear
Hunter Bodine ... Kid
Graham Jarvis ... Pharmacist
Parley Baer ... Mr. Hollis
Sherwood Price ... Tracker


A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he returns to find some answers. Written by Rob Hartill

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whiskey | shale | beer | tribe | wilderness | See All (57) »


A journey of the heart. The adventure of their lives. See more »


Adventure | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for adventure violence and mild language | See all certifications »

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The first and (as of 2020) last film directed by Tab Murphy. See more »


Zips' training markers can regularly be seen, a rock outside the bar to make him stop and turn before entering the street, a rock on the floor under the tent at the anthropology dig site that makes him stop and drop the bone he stole, before returning it to the student. See more »


Tracker Lewis Gates: [explaining about his wife's death] We were riding the back country, making a river crossing. Her horse spooked, bucked her. I went in after her. Current was too strong. One second she was there, and... Her dad still blames me to this day.
Professor Lillian Sloan: What else could you have done.
Tracker Lewis Gates: Drowned.
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Alternate Versions

Narration by Wilford Brimley is totally absent in the UK version. See more »


Drinkin' Life All Wrong
Written by Danny Kirsic
Performed by Danny Kirsic
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22 January 1999 | by hotaSee all my reviews

This is one of the best movies of its kind that I have ever seen. I am Northern Cheyenne and the premise of the movie is based, I believe, on the legend of the Lost band of Suthai ( a Cheyenne band) I particularly enjoyed seeing Eugene Black Bear (the old Cheyenne Chief) Eugene is a Cheyenne and a Sundance Priest in real life. The Cheyenne language was spoken well and accurately. I would enjoy seeing a sequel to this film.

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Release Date:

8 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last of the Dogmen See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,520,206, 10 September 1995

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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