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Windwalker (1980)

In 1797 Utah, an aged Cheyenne patriarch helps his kin to fight off a raiding party of rival Crow warriors and he tells his grandchildren the story of their family.

Director:

Kieth Merrill

Writers:

Ray Goldrup, Blaine Yorgason (additional writer) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trevor Howard ... Windwalker
Nick Ramus ... Smiling Wolf / Crow Brother / Narrator
James Remar ... Windwalker as a young man
Serene Hedin ... Tashina
Dusty McCrea Dusty McCrea ... Dancing Moon (as Dusty 'Iron Wing' McCrea)
Silvana Gallardo Silvana Gallardo ... Little Feather
Emerson John Emerson John ... Spotted Deer
Jason Stevens ... Horse That Follows
Roberta Deherrera Roberta Deherrera ... Happy Wind
Ivan Naranjo Ivan Naranjo ... Crooked Leg
Chief Tug Smith Chief Tug Smith ... Tashina's father
Fredelia Smith Fredelia Smith ... Tashina's mother
Wanni-Omni-Ska-Robideau Wanni-Omni-Ska-Robideau ... Windwalker, age 5
Dominque Gallegos Dominque Gallegos ... Tashina, age 5
Jason Tahbo Jason Tahbo ... Crow Brother, age 5
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Storyline

An ancient Indian warrior who has reached the end of his life is brought back from his 'death' to save his family from a raiding party of enemy Indians in this unique story of 'Indians without a single cowboy.' Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He conquered love and death...now he walks the winds of eternity!


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Cheyenne | Crow

Release Date:

18 November 1983 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminando en el viento See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

With the exception of a voice-over narration, the movie is entirely in the Cheyenne and Crow Native American languages with subtitles. See more »

Goofs

After the scenes where his family has older Windwalker's funeral and are riding their horses home, there is a moment where the camera focuses on the horse's feet and a half-buried chain link fence is visible in the snow. See more »

Quotes

Windwalker: [to his grandsons as they prepare to fight, translated from the Cheyenne] Do not fear death... as Spring begins with Winter, so death begins with birth. It is only a step in the great circle of life. Fight without fear... you are Cheyenne! You are Cheyenne!
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Windwalker
31 December 2004 | by thecowboyranchSee all my reviews

If you like the old west & tales of Indian spirits, then you'll love "Windwalker". It is truly a classic film & is superbly done in the fashion of Hollywood movie making. The story is also typical of Indian legend. The movie tells of the "Great Spirit" & the power that can beheld from believing & having faith. The performance of all members of the cast is truly an adventure you won't want to miss. This movie is a western adventure that is hard to duplicate in todays times as far as movie making & story telling goes. "Pull your hat down tight, take a deep seat & let Er buck" cause this is one picture you're gonna love, come hell or high water! David Garber


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