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Triumphs of a Man Called Horse (1983)

When gold is found on Sioux lands, crooked men attempt to provoke the Sioux into a war with the army and the prospectors.

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John Hough

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Dorothy M. Johnson (based upon a character from "A Man Called Horse" by), Jack DeWitt (characters created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Harris ... John Morgan - Man Called Horse
Michael Beck ... Koda
Ana De Sade ... Redwing
Vaughn Armstrong ... Captain Cummings
Anne Seymour ... Elk Woman
Buck Taylor ... Sgt. Bridges
Lautaro Murúa ... Perkins
Simón Andreu ... Gance
Roger Cudney ... Durand
Jerry Gatlin Jerry Gatlin ... Winslow (as Gerry Gatlin)
John Davis Chandler ... Mason (as John Chandler)
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Big Bear
Sebastian Ligarde ... Mullins
Erika Carlsson Erika Carlsson ... Essie (as Erika Carlson)
Anaís de Melo ... Dorothy
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Storyline

An Englishman, John Morgan, lives 30 years as a Sioux named Man Called Horse. In 1874, gold is discovered in the Black Hills, on tribal land guaranteed to the Sioux in the Laramie Treaty of 1868. Settlers pour in and White provocateurs try to prompt the Sioux to break the treaty (so that all-out war with the US forces will result in the land no longer being under Sioux control). They murder and make it look like Indians were responsible. Man Called Horse helps maintain calm among the tribe, but when tragedy befalls him, it's left to his son Koda and Koda's lover, a Crow named Red Wing, to devise a strategy to keep the argonauts at bay and the Black Hills sacred. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

He Must Follow the Tradition of His Father. The Son of a Man Called Horse Must Face the Challenge of His Life ... and His People. See more »

Genres:

Western

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Country:

Spain | Mexico | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 1983 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

El triunfo de un hombre llamado Caballo See more »

Filming Locations:

Durango, Mexico See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Beck didn't have to audition for his role in this film. See more »

Alternate Versions

German version was cut by ca. 6 minutes. The title sequence was shortened and the end sequence was completely removed (probably to get the running time below 80 minutes meaning cheaper VHS cassettes could be used). See more »

Connections

Follows A Man Called Horse (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

He's Coming Back
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Lyrics by Buddy Kaye
Sung by Rita Coolidge
Produced by David Anderle
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Young man called little horse
11 January 2019 | by thinkMoviesSee all my reviews

I fully expected Olivia Newton John to burst out signing 70ies love songs at any moment, but Carly Simon did the honors instead.

The original movie was about how an educated ("educated". That's important) white man discovered and understood Lakota culture and values, and honored them. But the movies, which, by the way, use white and Mexican actors to portray native Americans, portray the Lakota as children in awe of the white man who likes them.

This last installment is a typical early 80ies formula for simplistic entertainment where the Lakota (Sioux) are reduced to "children". It's just shameful. Also, ridiculous.

I did marvel, though, at how many rounds that rifle could fire without ever reloading.

This is no longer about Richard Harris' Man called Horse. It's about his out-of-nowhere son falling in love with a Crow young woman and together they... well... I'm not sure what exactly the accomplished. Nice, white love song though!


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