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Winterhawk (1975)

In 1845 Montana, a Blackfoot Chief tries to buy a cure for his tribe's small-pox infection but the white settlers are unsympathetic forcing the Indian Chief to resort to desperate measures.

Director:

Charles B. Pierce

Writers:

Charles B. Pierce, Earl E. Smith (narration written by)
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Complete credited cast:
Leif Erickson ... Guthrie
Woody Strode ... Big Rude
Denver Pyle ... Arkansas
L.Q. Jones ... Gates
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Finley
Seamon Glass Seamon Glass ... Big Smith
Dennis Fimple ... Scoby
Arthur Hunnicutt ... McClusky
Dawn Wells ... Clayanna / Narrator
Chuck Pierce Jr. Chuck Pierce Jr. ... Cotton
Jimmy Clem ... Little Smith
Sacheen Littlefeather ... Pale Flower
Gilbert Lucero Gilbert Lucero ... Crow
Ace Powell Ace Powell ... Red Calf
Michael Dante ... Winterhawk
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Set in the autumn and winter seasons of 1845 Montana, the Blackfoot tribe of Chief Winterhawk are ill. His friend and blood-brother, trapper Guthrie, suggests he ask the Settlers in a nearby settlement for help, but they, learning that Wintehawk's people are infected by smallpox, become afraid and back away quickly. Two fur trappers/smugglers, Gates and Scoby, tell Winterhawk and his Braves to follow them and they will take them to someone that has the cure.The Trappers ambush and murder Winterhawk's Braves as Winterhawk escapes after sensing something is wrong. In retribution, Winterhawk and more of his Braves abducts a young woman, Clayanna, and her brother Cotton, from the settlement. Clayanna's uncle Finley, organizes a posse of several trackers by hiring Guthrie, under protest, to follow Winterhawk and his band of warriors, leaving Guthries woman, Pale Flower alone, to get Clayanna and Cotton back at any cost. However, the two murderous trappers who slaughtered Winterhawk's ... Written by Volker Boehm & Larry B w/ corrections by Bret Culpepper.

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He was the greatest legend the Blackfoot ever had... and the white man could never forget. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

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Trivia

Dawn Wells (I) mentions in the extra features of the 2013 Blu-ray/DVD release of The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) (also directed by Charles B. Pierce) that the director was having a lot of difficulties filming with the horses. See more »

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Referenced in Walking with Dinosaurs 3D (2013) See more »

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Winterhawk
Music by Lee Holdridge
Lyrics by Earl E. Smith
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low budget, no plot
19 July 2004 | by danny-167See all my reviews

From the opening credits when the hero is riding across the plains, i knew this was going to be bad. His horse keeps stumbling. As the camera pulls back, you realize that the horse is running across a plowed field. In the background are the clear cuts with power lines running over the mountains. Worse, under the horse blanket is a saddle.

It goes downhill from there.

Historically, there is little that is true about the story. It is true that smallpox epidemics killed many of them in two different outbreaks (1781 and 1837). When the buffalo disappeared in 1880's it pretty much wiped them out.

They were originally from the Great Lakes region, and traditionally hunted and gathered in the plains and not mountains.

Anyway, this is a film that should be soon forgotten.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1976 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kalispell, Montana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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