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Crazy Horse (1996)

The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.

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John Irvin
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Greyeyes ... Crazy Horse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Aaron Victor Aaron ... Touch the Clouds
Nathaniel Arcand ... Little Hawk
Frankie Avina Frankie Avina ... Grabber
Ned Beatty ... Dr. McGillicuddy
Irene Bedard ... Black Buffalo Woman
Marshall Bell
Terry Big Charles Terry Big Charles ... Young Curly (as Terry Bigcharles)
Craig Branham ... Captain Fetterman
Lorne Cardinal ... Young Man Afraid
Buffalo Child ... (as Buffalo Child C. Koopepequanicit)
John Finn ... General Crook
Sheri Foster
Robert Pike Glymph Robert Pike Glymph ... Mormon Man
James Hatzell James Hatzell ... Reporter
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Storyline

The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavallo pazzo See more »

Filming Locations:

Black Hills, South Dakota, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

August Schellenberg previously played Sitting Bull in Witness to Yesterday (1973) and would later do so again in Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007). See more »

Goofs

Crazy Horse's horse wears iron shoes (visible during the vision quest scene) See more »

Quotes

[real-life quote]
[Epilogue - Black Elk speaks of the deceased Crazy Horse]
Black Elk: It does not matter where his body lies; there the grass is growing... but where his Spirit lies, that would be a good place to be.
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Film does not resonate well with Sandoz's biography
21 July 2007 | by jsojSee all my reviews

Though entertaining and well acted, the script doesn't follow Sandoz's biography. Sandoz who traveled more than any other researcher in Ogalala country compiled much of her biography from descendants and other community members who carry stories of Crazy Horse. According to Sandoz The Strange Crazy Horse a political critic - opposing three primary features of Ogalala society: 1) the idea of paying for brides with horses (dowry); 2) the idea that community acknowledgment and recognition are synonymous with an individuals' spiritual or metaphysical (for lack of better words) standing 3) the idea that there are a fixed number of formal ways in which to seek knowledge and understanding. Crazy Horse according to Sandoz felt that the influx of Horses had corrupted Oglala society somewhat and made it more (in contemporary terms) - wealth bound and greed ridden. He also she suggests felt that there were in some respects formalized aspects of the society that were too rigid and so conflicted with (in contemporary terms) basic human rights. Sandoz's Crazy Horse in essence supported Oglala culture and society strongly only as a reformer he, by example suggested several small adjustments to the culture so as to make it better.

Rather than being unique in this I imagine, he showed up at a time when the West was interested in Native people much like they are interested in Middle Eastern peoples today. War seems to create a sensationalist fascination with the other and so some attention was given his life in the popular media. Many of the biographies seem to contain details that conflict strongly with Sandoz, but no other researcher seems to have spent the same amount of time both in archives and in the communities. She has a pointed, detailed yet equivocal touch and so I trust her account better than any I have seen. This book (as is common) puts the film to shame.


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