In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and aspires to become their leader.
Witnessing an assassination, a boy claims the assassins are hunting him. With his older sister, the pair escape numerous attacks and are aided by their grandfather and a resourceful young ... See full summary »
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
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 »
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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