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The story of a U.S. Army soldier, circa 1870, whose heroism in battle allows him his pick of posts. His choice, to see the West before it disappears, changes his life. He meets, understands and eventually becomes a member of a Lakota Sioux tribe in the Dakotas. Costner's first directorial attempt proves him a talent of vision and intelligence. This sometimes too objective movie lacks a sense of definitive character, undermining its gorgeous scenery and interesting perspective on the plight of Native Americans. Lovely music and epic proportions. Adapted by Blake from his novel.

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Available on Running time 181 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Native America, Going Native, Top Grossing Films of 1990
Screenplay
Michael Blake
Cast
Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Rocket, Maury Chaykin, Jimmy Herman, Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse, Wes Studi
Cinematography
Dean Semler
Director
Kevin Costner
Music
John Barry
Producer
Orion Pictures, TIG Productions, Kevin Costner, Jim Wilson

Awards

Oscars 1990: Adapt. Screenplay, Cinematog., Director (Costner), Film Editing, Picture, Sound, Orig. Score; AFI 1998: Top 100; Directors Guild 1990: Director (Costner); Golden Globes 1991: Director (Costner), Film--Drama, Screenplay; Natl. Bd. of Review 1990: Director (Costner); Writers Guild 1990: Adapt. Screenplay.

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Dances with Wolves
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Nicholle

This is such a good movie and is about Lt. John Dunbar, played by Kevin Costner, who is a hero in the Civil War. For his next location in the war he requests to go to South Dakota and discovers that there is no one around. Another soldier named Timmons is supposed to go back and let everyone know where John is at so they can join him. Timmons is killed by the Indians though so know one ever knows where John is. John in the meantime, is cleaning and organizing the camp waiting for the rest of the soldiers to arrive. John becomes lonely so he starts venturing away from his camp and meets Indians from the Sioux Tribe and eventually becomes friends with them. He also meets a wolf who keeps hanging around his camp and he names him Two Socks. John also meets an Indian women who is named Stands with a Fist, and to much surprise, discovers that she is really a white women who was raised by the Indians. John realizes that she remembered an English word so they both tutor each other in each other's language. Each day John has been writing in his journal about all his experiences with the Indians. John used to go see his Indian friends once a day, but he starts liking them and their culture so much that he starts staying with them days at a time until one day he goes back to his camp to discover that his stuff has been moved and he realizes that the army has arrived and that trouble is about to start. John helps the Indians fight and the whole tribe has to move. John and Stands with a Fist eventually get married and have to leave their tribe for the safety of everyone. This movie is excellent and it's sad to see the way life was for the Indians - please watch!

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Nicholle

This is such a good movie and is about Lt. John Dunbar, played by Kevin Costner, who is a hero in the Civil War. For his next location in the war he requests to go to South Dakota and discovers that there is no one around. Another soldier named Timmons is supposed to go back and let everyone know where John is at so they can join him. Timmons is killed by the Indians though so know one ever knows where John is. John in the meantime, is cleaning and organizing the camp waiting for the rest of the soldiers to arrive. John becomes lonely so he starts venturing away from his camp and meets Indians from the Sioux Tribe and eventually becomes friends with them. He also meets a wolf who keeps hanging around his camp and he names him Two Socks. John also meets an Indian women who is named Stands with a Fist, and to much surprise, discovers that she is really a white women who was raised by the Indians. John realizes that she remembered an English word so they both tutor each other in each other's language. Each day John has been writing in his journal about all his experiences with the Indians. John used to go see his Indian friends once a day, but he starts liking them and their culture so much that he starts staying with them days at a time until one day he goes back to his camp to discover that his stuff has been moved and he realizes that the army has arrived and that trouble is about to start. John helps the Indians fight and the whole tribe has to move. John and Stands with a Fist eventually get married and have to leave their tribe for the safety of everyone. This movie is excellent and it's sad to see the way life was for the Indians - please watch!