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Wind River (2017)

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A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.

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Taylor Sheridan

Writer:

Taylor Sheridan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelsey Asbille ... Natalie
Jeremy Renner ... Cory Lambert
Julia Jones ... Wilma
Teo Briones ... Casey
Apesanahkwat ... Dan Crowheart
Graham Greene ... Ben
Elizabeth Olsen ... Jane Banner
Tantoo Cardinal ... Alice Crowheart
Eric Lange ... Dr. Whitehurst
Gil Birmingham ... Martin
Althea Sam Althea Sam ... Annie
Tokala Black Elk ... Sam Littlefeather (as Tokala Clifford)
Martin Sensmeier ... Chip
Tyler Laracca ... Frank
Shayne J. Cullen ... BIA Officer #1 (as Shayne Joel Cullen)
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Storyline

East of Boulder Flats, deep into the vast and unforgiving white territory of the Wind River Indian Reservation, the seasoned game tracker, Cory Lambert, discovers the frozen body of the young Native American, Natalie. As this is a federal crime, the F.B.I. dispatches the inexperienced but courageous agent Jane Banner to lead the investigation, however, the unprepared outsider will soon team up with Cory to unravel the mystery of Natalie's murder. Before long, Cory will inevitably have to face his own past, while at the same time, both he and Jane are thirsting to see justice done. In the end, will this be a fruitful alliance? Written by Nick Riganas

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This is the land of you're on your own. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, a rape, disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wind River See more »

Filming Locations:

Park City Studios, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$161,558, 6 August 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$33,800,859

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,998,252
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jeremy Renner was the director's first choice for the lead role but as he was busy shooting Arrival (2016) at that time, Taylor Sheridan approached Chris Pine who later had to drop out because of his role in Wonder Woman (2017). Coincidentally, Renner's schedule opened up and was roped in for the role. See more »

Goofs

Matt tells Natalie of a mission in Ojai, CA. There are only 21 missions in California. The last was built in 1833. There is a chapel in Ojai built in 1918 that has a mission design motif. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Natalie: [narrating] There is a meadow in my perfect world. Where wind dances the branches of the tree, casting leopards spots of light across the face of pond. The tree stands tall, and grand, and alone, shading the world beneath it.
Natalie: [girl running frantically] It's here, in the cradle of all I hold dear.
[she falls]
Natalie: I guard every memory of you. And when I find myself frozen in the mud of the real... far from your loving eyes, I will return to this place, close mine, and take solace in the ...
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Renner's potrayal of a broken man who is keen on hunting any kinda predators, Sheridan's superb writing, the snowy landscape as another character makes this a must watch.
17 December 2017 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

I saw this few days back on a Blu-ray. As an avid fan of Taylor Sheridan, was looking forward to this without watching the trailer. It is a very beautifully shot, well acted and distressing crime drama. The vast landscape becomes more than a vivid backdrop, it becomes a character in the film. Wind River is able to showcase Sheridans directing and storytelling strengths. From the dark border area (Sicario), to the scorching plains of Texas (Hell or ...) and to the frozen mountains in Wyoming in Wind river, the writer/director managed to make the landscape a character in the film. Jeremy Renner potrayed the role of a broken man who is keen on hunting the predators very well n he deserves an Oscar for his performance. The less said about the plot is better because one has to see this film rather than read about its plot. The film has a very strong social message. The films conclusion with the message was very horrifying n distressing.


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