Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

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    • Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)



      Information from IMDb

      Plot Summary
      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

      Full Cast
      Jason Patric ... Lt. Charles Gatewood
      Gene Hackman ... Brig. Gen. George Crook
      Robert Duvall ... Al Sieber
      Wes Studi ... Geronimo
      Matt Damon ... Lt. Britton Davis
      Rodney A. Grant ... Mangas
      Kevin Tighe ... Brig. Gen. Nelson Miles
      Steve Reevis ... Chato
      Carlos Palomino ... Sgt. Turkey
      Victor Aaron ... Ulzana
      Stuart Proud Eagle Grant ... Sgt. Dutchy
      Stephen McHattie ... Schoonover
      John Finn ... Capt. Hentig
      Lee de Broux ... City Marshal Joe Hawkins
      Rino Thunder ... Old Nana
      Hoke Howell ... Billy Pickett
      Richard Martin Jr. ... Apache Medicine Man
      J. Young ... Hawkins' Deputy
      Raliegh Wilson ... Yaqui Dave
      Jackie Old Coyote ... Apache Vision Woman
      Monty Bass ... Dead Shot
      Pato Hoffmann ... The Dreamer
      Scott Crabbe ... Courier at Ball
      Patricia Pretzinger ... Woman at Ball
      Roger Callard ... Sgt. Mulrey
      Juddson Keith Linn ... Bronco Apache
      Mark Boone Junior ... Afraid Miner
      M.C. Gainey ... Unafraid Miner
      Michael Ruud ... Chaplain
      Michael Minjarez ... Dandy Jim
      Burnette Bennett ... Skip-Hey
      Davina Smith ... Dead Shot's Wife
      Jonathan Ward ... C.S. Fly
      Luis Contreras ... Rurale Officer
      Jaquelin Lee ... Apache Woman (as Jacquelin Lee)
      Jim Manygoats ... Ailing Apache
      Scott Wilson ... Redondo
      Eva Larson ... Cantina Waitress
      Greg Goossen ... Schoonover Gang
      Sonny Skyhawk ... Schoonover Gang
      Michael Adams ... Schoonover Gang
      Walter Robles ... Schoonover Gang
      Anthony G. Schmidt ... Schoonover Gang (as Anthony Schmidt)
      Jim Beaver ... Proclamation Officer
      Buzz Augare ... Native American
      Arland F. Ben ... Native American
      Virgil Joe Ben ... Native American
      Billy Brown ... Native American (as Bill Brown)
      Clifford Brown ... Native American
      Jimmy Brownfeather ... Native American
      James Burgdorf ... Native American
      Michael Case ... Native American
      R.B. Dunn ... Native American
      Jefferson Gatewood ... Native American
      Frank Gobert ... Native American
      Anderson Harvey ... Native American
      Steven Holiday ... Native American
      Craig Ironpipe ... Native American (as Craig Iron Pipe)
      George Lee ... Native American
      Aarie E. Madplume ... Native American
      Harrison Nez ... Native American
      Henry Nez Jr. ... Native American
      Peter P. Oliver ... Native American
      Leo J. Saggboy ... Native American
      Donahue Tom ... Native American
      Robert Whipple ... Native American (as Robert S. Whipple)
      Larry White Jr. ... Native American
      Kurt Hamilton Cox ... Cavalry
      Cary A. Davisson ... Cavalry
      Barry Edward ... Cavalry
      Robert Erickson ... Cavalry
      Mark B. Farris ... Cavalry
      Chuck Fitzpatrick ... Cavalry
      Glen Gamble ... Cavalry
      Eric W. Glatthaar ... Cavalry
      William C. Honohan ... Cavalry
      Armond Jones ... Cavalry
      Francisco Cruz López ... Cavalry
      Kevin McNiven ... Cavalry
      Mark Myers ... Cavalry
      Gary L. Norwood ... Cavalry
      Richard Jay Reed ... Cavalry
      Sam Reed ... Cavalry
      Lonnie Rodriguez ... Cavalry
      Stanley Schultz ... Cavalry
      Michael Stein ... Cavalry
      James N. Strouss ... Cavalry
      Rocky Bonifield ... Soldier's Wife / Waltz Dancer (as Roxanne 'Rocky' Meyers)
      Eugene Biscardi ... Dancer at Ball (uncredited)
      Jessica Biscardi ... Dancer at Ball (uncredited)
      Morgan Blanchard ... Cavalryman (uncredited)
      Gordon Frye ... Cavalry Lieutenant (uncredited)
      Michael Gier ... Calvalry / Principal Dancer (uncredited)
      Lynn Dee Smith ... Dancer at Ball (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      John Milius (story)(screenplay)
      Larry Gross (screenplay)

      Original Music
      Ry Cooder

      Lloyd Ahern II (as Lloyd Ahern)

      Jason Patric beat Patrick Swayze and Alec Baldwin to the main role.

      Patric showed his considerable horsemanship in the scene where he has a one-on-one showdown with an Apache warrior.
      Patrick goes from laying across his horse prone on the ground, to ordering the horse back onto its feet while he mounts
      it as it quickly rolls upright - rifle in one hand, reins in the other.
      Share thisAccording to a interview with Walter Hill, he never liked the title of the movie "Geronimo: An American Legend"
      because he never felt the movie was about Geronimo but about the men who had caught Gernoimo.
      In that same interview, he stated there is a longer version to the movie, he was forced to cut it down by 12 minutes;
      in his own words, he describes the version as a "damn good" version and felt that the studio should released that version on DVD.

      Revealing mistakes
      The steam locomotive used to transport the Apache band at the end is an oil burning locomotive.
      A phony load of wood sits atop the tender's fuel-oil bunker.
      The engine is making thick black smoke, an indication of an oil fired locomotive.
      Such thick smoke is an indication of poor fuel burning, something movie directors request,
      but hardly real-world practice. Properly operated steam locomotives make much less smoke,
      regardless of whether fuel is wood, coal, or oil.

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Locations
      Moab, Utah, USA
      Monticello, Utah, USA
      Old Tucson - 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona, USA
      Professor Valley, Moab, Utah, USA
      Sony Pictures Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA

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      Best Wishes
      London- England

      The post was edited 7 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Re: (New Review) Classic Movie Westerns- Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

      Geronimo: An American Legend is a 1993 film, directed by Walter Hill
      from a screenplay by John Milius and
      starring Wes Studi, Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall and Matt Damon.
      It was released on December 10, 1993 by Columbia Pictures.

      I really like this movie, and it remains one of my favourite
      Non-Duke Westerns.

      User Review
      Accurate? Who Cares? Just Enjoy It.
      8 October 2005 | by ccthemovieman-1 (United States)

      How much of this is true, I cannot say. Perhaps I should do some research on it knowing how "accurate" most Hollywood historical films tend to be. For years, the white man was always the good guy; the Indian, the bad guy. Then came, the present day "political correctness" era where the Indian is the good guy and the white man is the bad guy. Frankly, I don't care in this case because this movie is simply a very entertaining film that is enjoyable to watch....and that's what movies are supposed to be: entertaining.

      What makes it so entertaining?

      1) a very interesting saga of the famous Apache Geronimo, fighting for his people and also living a life dedicated to revenge; 2) A great portrayal of him by actor Wes Studi, who has the perfect face and voice for the role; 3) a very solid all-male cast, with memorable leads played by Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman and Matt Damon; 4) wonderful golden-hued cinematography, filmed in the mountainous area of Moab, Utah; 5) Not excessive violence nor a lot of profanity, rare for a Walter Hill directed movie. This is one of the stylish Hill's classier efforts. 6) Good sound if you have the DVD and a surround sound system.

      Yes, this leans in the PC class with big-time leanings toward the Indian cause, but the Apache people apparently had a good case for their cause, at least with Geronimo's convincing question near the end of the movie: "There is plenty of land. Why do you want it all?"
      Best Wishes
      London- England