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Eagle's Wing (1979)

PG | | Western | May 1980 (USA)
A white trapper steals a white mustang called "Eagle Wing" from a Kiowa Indian, who pursues him to get his horse back.

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Anthony Harvey

Writers:

Michael Syson (story), John Briley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Pike
Sam Waterston ... White Bull
Harvey Keitel ... Henry
Stéphane Audran ... The Widow (as Stephane Audran)
John Castle ... The Priest
Caroline Langrishe ... Judith
Jorge Russek ... Gonzalo
Manuel Ojeda ... Miguel
Jorge Luke ... Red Sky
Pedro Damián ... Jose (as Pedro Damian)
Claudio Brook ... Sanchez
José Carlos Ruiz ... Lame Wolf (as Jose Carlos Ruiz)
Farnesio de Bernal ... The Monk
Cecilia Camacho Cecilia Camacho ... The Young Girl
Enrique Lucero ... The Sharman
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Storyline

A white trapper steals a white mustang called "Eagle Wing" from a Kiowa Indian, who pursues him to get his horse back.

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The west, the way it really was, before the myths were born.

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adlerflügel See more »

Filming Locations:

Chihuahua, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Peter Shaw Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The role of The Priest was offered to Trevor Howard. See more »

Goofs

Caroline Langrishe forgetting she's supposed to be a bound captive, pulls her hands from behind her back, then quickly returns them into position. In the next scene we see her captor untying the ropes that bind her wrists. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Pike: [narration] Long before the myths began, it was primitive... unforgiving - but in that vast, limitless space, man had one ally... the horse.
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Crazy Credits

Enrique Lucero plays an Indian shaman, but the character's name is misspelled in the credits as "The Sharman". See more »

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Not So Strange...
15 April 2006 | by studiojudioSee all my reviews

The mere presence of Sam Waterston as an Indian, is enough to put this movie in the must-see category. He is both beautiful and very subtle, with no lines whatsoever. He is tender with his kidnappee, and yet we can see he is among the proudest of all young Indian Men. Martin Sheen is just a dumb cluck who decides to challenge Waterston (White Bull) for a gorgeous white horse. Other sub-plots are really unnecessary. I don't understand the part played by Caroline Langrishe, as the poor girl who White Bull kidnaps...I don't know how she keeps her hands off this beautiful Indian man! It's a lot of fun, though; especially if you're a Waterston fan. Man, he looks GOOD in this one!!! Harvey Keitel's role isn't even worth mentioning, to tell the truth! But, rent it and enjoy! Actually, I do believe that if the music score was better, it would've been a more dramatic film...the music is so bad, it's distracting. Still - there's Mr. Waterston!


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