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Crazy Horse (1996)

The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.

Director:

John Irvin
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Greyeyes ... Crazy Horse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Aaron Victor Aaron ... Touch the Clouds
Nathaniel Arcand ... Little Hawk
Frankie Avina Frankie Avina ... Grabber
Ned Beatty ... Dr. McGillicuddy
Irene Bedard ... Black Buffalo Woman
Marshall Bell
Terry Big Charles Terry Big Charles ... Young Curly (as Terry Bigcharles)
Craig Branham ... Captain Fetterman
Lorne Cardinal ... Young Man Afraid
Buffalo Child ... (as Buffalo Child C. Koopepequanicit)
John Finn ... General Crook
Sheri Foster
Robert Pike Glymph Robert Pike Glymph ... Mormon Man
James Hatzell James Hatzell ... Reporter
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The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.

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Trivia

For a dream sequence, cinematographer Thomas Burstyn came up with the idea of having two cameras - one loaded with color film, the other with infrared black & white - shoot the exact same image, and then combining them in post-production. Rental house Clairmont Camera designed and built a rig that positioned one camera above the other and used mirrors to correctly align their respective images. This became known as the "Crazy Horse" or "Over/Under" rig, and is still available for rental at Keslow Camera (which purchased Clairmont in 2017). See more »

Goofs

George Armstrong Custer was not shot at the river. His wound to the chest would've been fatal. He was found at the top of the knoll on Last Stand Hill with shell casings from his rifle found under his body. His head wound either came first, which matches the account of Private Jacob Adams, who claimed that there was blood coming from the head and none from the chest, or the chest wound was first and the head wound could've been a post-mortem Cou DE Grace delivered by his brother Tom, or by Lt. W.W. Cooke near the end of the battle. See more »

Quotes

General George Armstrong Custer: They are a brave people. Their time has passed. History moves on.
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The Devil's in the Details!
29 April 2012 | by zaenkneySee all my reviews

'Crazy Horse' is a well acted, beautifully shot film that should have gone to big screen.

While this movie may deviate from the finest research points of one author, Sandoz, it plays well, overall, to the spirit of Native American experience, as well as to the nature of Crazy Horse. Keep in mind it is not listed as a docudrama. I grew up all my life on the Rez, my family is Native American and our minds and hearts were moved by this film. Although we are Nez Perce, all tribes unite in their admiration of Crazy Horse and the ability he had to be 'invisible' in the face of an army when necessary. So, when I use the euphemism "the devil's in the details" my message is "don't let the devil distract you from something great by tying you up with trivia." It is great to see a movie that is true to form in showing the nature of war. I grew up believing Indians were bad. My twin sisters came home crying one day from first grade because one of their friends told them that they were Indians. To my sisters, that meant they had to ride horses to white peoples' houses and scalp them. That's what they had learned from TV shows. Our mother had some reassuring to do and 'Coyote' tales to tell, like how humans came to be - http://www.ilhawaii.net/~stony/lore59.html

If you love Westerns, history, and have a heart for all peoples, you will love this film!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavallo pazzo See more »

Filming Locations:

Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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