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Renegade (2004)

Blueberry (original title)
In 1870, after a brutal run-in with an outlaw in a brothel, Mike Blueberry becomes marshal in Arizona where he keeps the peace between Whites and Apaches but an influx of Indian gold treasure-hunters threatens to lead to violence.

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Jan Kounen

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Matthieu Le Naour (screenplay) (as Matt Alexander), Alexandre Coquelle (screenplay) (as Matt Alexander) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Mike Blueberry
Juliette Lewis ... Maria Sullivan
Michael Madsen ... Wallace Sebastian Blount
Temuera Morrison ... Runi
Ernest Borgnine ... Rolling Star
Djimon Hounsou ... Woodhead
Hugh O'Conor ... Young Mike Blueberry
Geoffrey Lewis ... Greg Sullivan
Nichole Hiltz ... Lola (as Nicole Hiltz)
Kateri Walker ... Kateri
Vahina Giocante ... Madeleine
Guillermo Arévalo Guillermo Arévalo ... Kheetseen (as Kestenbetsa)
Tchéky Karyo ... Uncle
Eddie Izzard ... Prosit
Colm Meaney ... Jimmy McClure
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Storyline

Alledged wayward adolescent Louisiana gentleman Michael 'Mike' Blueberry is dumped by his family with a Wild West uncle. The brute's only 'motivation' is a stick. After a nearly fatal encounter in the brothel with Wallace 'Wally' Sebastian Blount, Mike is left for dead in the desert. A Chiricuahua (Apache) medicine man's family finds, nurses and initiates him. After the shaman's death, Mike returns and becomes the town's honest 'deputy' marshal. Gold fever strikes, with staged Indian brutalities to allow rivaling fiends to invade their sacred mountains. Written by KGF Vissers

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The devil you know. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Mexico | UK

Release Date:

11 February 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Renegade See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€36,100,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,191,094 (France), 13 February 2004
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The estate of Jean-Michel Charlier, co-creator and original writer of the Blueberry comic book series, found the film's changes to the plot and tone (especially the shamanism storyline) so appalling that they made a request to have Charlier's name removed from the credits. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Blueberry: He's... dead. And now it's my turn. I am leaving... this world. I'm leaving... my memories. I see...
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At the beginning of the end credits it says 'A Jan Kounen Session' instead of 'A Jan Kounen Film'. See more »

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Danny Boy
by Frederick Edward Weatherly
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Very nice Indian-Cowboy " Karma " film
1 December 2004 | by YouriCarmaSee all my reviews

I've read all the series of the Blueberry cartoons in fact I still have the whole series on my bookshelf. I first was disappointed with the fact that this Blueberry character doesn't look any near the Blueberry Cartoon figure. But the spirit of the cartoons can be found back in this movie. I think they did a better job trying to catch some of the Cartoon spirit rather than trying to copy the original Cartoons which is very difficult anyway because even in cartoons you still have that personal touch of fantasy which always gets destroyed by making a movie of some Novel or in this case, Cartoon. Very nice to see a more "Holistic" approach towards the "Cowboy-Indian" theme. It's a good thing to realize that this native Americans had a much more healthier attitude to nature than we do and we should learn from them now we know that we already destroyed some of it. When I think about American Indians I also have that holistic feeling about them so for me this Movie adds up to that. See the movie yourself when you are in a chill mood and you will certainly appreciate it.

P.S. Nice to finally know how Tsi Nah-Pha (Broken Nose)is pronounced.


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