Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)

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  • GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND


    DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY WALTER HILL
    PRODUCED BY NEIL CANTON/ MICHAEL S. GLICK
    COLUMBIA PICTURES CORPORATION



    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


    Cinematography
    Lloyd Ahern II (as Lloyd Ahern)


    Trivia
    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.


    Goofs
    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
    (studio)


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    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

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  • 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

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England