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Grayeagle (1977)

In this variant of The Searchers (1956), a tough frontier trapper tracks the young Cheyenne warrior who kidnapped his daughter.

Director:

Charles B. Pierce

Writers:

Brad White (story), Michael O. Sajbel (story) (as Mike Sajbel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Johnson ... John Colter
Iron Eyes Cody ... Standing Bear
Lana Wood ... Beth Colter
Jack Elam ... Trapper Willis
Paul Fix ... Running Wolf
Alex Cord ... Grayeagle
Jacob Daniels Jacob Daniels ... Scar
Jimmy Clem ... Abe Stroud
Cindy Butler ... Ida Coulter
Charles B. Pierce ... Bugler
Blackie Wetzell Blackie Wetzell ... Medicine Man
Cheyenne Rivera Cheyenne Rivera ... Shoshone Brave
Wayne Wells Wayne Wells ... Shoshone Brave
Bill Lafromboise Bill Lafromboise ... Indian at Fort
Don Wright Don Wright ... Indian at Fort
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Set in 1848 Montana Territory, a young Cheyenne warrior, who goes by the name Grayeagle, kidnaps the daughter of a grizzled frontier man John Colter who goes on an epic search for his daughter Beth, and is aided by a friendly native, named Standing Bear, as well as Trapper Willis, a fur trapper and trader whom brave the elements of nature as well as hostile native warriors to find Beth and bring her home. At the same time, Beth becomes intrigued by her own captor who has reason for his taking of Beth. Written by Larry B.

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Goofs

On the 2016 High Definition restoration (available only on Region-A Blu-ray in North America), during the opening monologue, the voice is slightly out of sync with the video compared to previous "unrestored" Standard Definition versions still available on streaming services like Netflix. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK theatrical version was a heavily shortened version that ran only 60 minutes, including cuts for a 'U' rating, as a B-feature. The Guild video release was uncut, upgraded to a 'PG' rating. See more »

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I don't think it's "remake of The Searchers"
10 September 2007 | by overninethousandSee all my reviews

It's rather Revisionist Western answer to this movie. It's as much of romance as adventure/drama/whatever, and actually I enjoyed it much more (which was't that hard, since I didn't enjoy The Searchers at all).

I don't remember this movie clearly because I've only see it once and quite long tim ago, but I thought it was pretty good for 1977 a western, at least back then. Some people here compared this film to Dances With Wolves, but for me it reminded me rather more of Soldier Blue, actually (no, there was no violence against women and children, and no soldiers for that matter). It's a little flick and I don't remember no mass scenes, and this reminded me of 84 Charlie Mopic. The actor playing the titular character was probably the most persuading white-guy "Indian" I've seen... maybe because he's so heavily body-painted and hardly spoke at all?

Frankly, I don't know why so low general rating just under average. I gave it strong seven, and it's a sincere rating of this movie as a whole. I'd like to see it again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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