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Noted documentary filmmaker Errol Morris made his dramatic feature debut with this story about murder and other dirty dealings on an American Indian reservation. Recent college graduate Jim Chee (Lou Diamond Phillips) has just taken a job with the Navajo Reservation Police in Arizona, where he helps keep the peace with his superior Joe Leaphorn (Fred Ward) on land earmarked for joint use by Navajo and Hopi tribes. Cowboy Dashee (Gary Farmer), a sheriff from the Hopi law enforcement group, discovers a decaying and unidentified body in the desert, an event he thinks may be linked to a recent robbery at the reservation's trading post. The shop's Hopi manager, Jake West (John Karlen), is convinced that Joe Musket, a Navajo drug dealer and ne'er-do-well, is responsible, and as Chee and Leaphorn investigate the murder, the robbery, and a mysterious plane crash, they find themselves drawn into a web of corruption, prejudice, and deceit. Dark Wind was based on a novel by noted crime author Tony Hillerman. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Lou Diamond Phillips
as Officer Jim Chee
Fred Ward
as Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn
Gary Farmer
as Sheriff Albert "Cowboy" Dashee
John Karlen
as Jake West
Lance Baker
as Mr. Archer
Jane Loranger
as Gail Pauling
Gary Basaraba
as Larry
Blake Clark
as Ben Gaines
Guy Boyd
as Agent Johnson
Ivory Ocean
as Curtiss
Michelle Thrush
as Shirley Topaha
Fidel Moreno
as Workman
Billy Beck
as Motel Clerk

Crew

Errol Morris
Director
Patrick Markey
Producer
Eric Bergren
Screenwriter
Neal Jimenez
Screenwriter
Stefan Czapsky
Cinematographer
Michel Colombier
Composer (Music Score)
Ted Bafaloukos
Production Designer
Bonni Lee
Executive Producer
Robert Redford
Executive Producer
Corey Kaplan
Set Designer
Eugenie Bafaloukos
Costume Designer
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