Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant
Kevin Costner (Director), Michael Blake (Screenplay)
Release: Oct. 19th, 1990
Runtime: 3 hours, 1 minute
Wounded Civil War soldier John Dunbar tries to commit suicide -- and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Just rewatched what I thought was the extended version of Dances with Wolves but the ending was not what I remember from the original. In this version they left the tribe as the soldiers were closing ...
I liked the movie, but one thing that may have prevented it from being perfect, and caused some concern for me was, basically the main character talks about how the Native Americans are not the savage...
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This was my first time seeing this movie, along with Schindler's List, probably the biggest movie I hadn't seen up to this point.
I could easily see that given the same place, time and circumstances that I too would have taken a similar path...and that makes Dances With Wolves a personal film, as I can 'live' history for the duration of the film.