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Geronimo: An American Legend Details

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Walter Hill directs John Milius's script (co-written by Larry Gross) depicting a revisionist perspective on the "Geronimo Campaign" and how Geronimo, with 34 men, managed to elude 5000 U.S. cavalry men between 1885 and 1886 before his surrender at the Canyon of the Skeletons in September 1886. The film centers upon Charles Gatewood (Jason Patric), the U.S. Cavalry lieutenant who is charged with capturing the elusive Apache leader. Gatewood is torn by a grudging respect for Geronimo and his people and his duty to his country. But then all the white men in the film have a respect for Geronimo, even as they are trying to hunt him down and kill him. General Charles Crook (Gene Hackman), charged with overseeing the forced settlement of the Apaches on reservations, has nothing but admiration for Geronimo. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:December 10, 1993

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lee Orloff Best Sound 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bill W. Benton Best Sound 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Chris Carpenter Best Sound 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Doug Hemphill Best Sound 1993 Nominee

Cast

Jason Patric
as Lt. Charles Gatewood
Gene Hackman
as Brigadier General George Crook
Robert Duvall
as Al Sieber
Wes Studi
as Geronimo
Matt Damon
as Lieutenant Britton Davis
Rodney A. Grant
as Mangas
Kevin Tighe
as Brigadier General Nelson Miles
Steve Reevis
as Chato
Carlos Palomino
as Sgt. Turkey
Stephen McHattie
as Schoonover
Scott Wilson
as Redondo
Greg Goossen
as Schoonover Gang
Roger Callard
as Sgt. Mulrey
Sonny Skyhawk
as Schoonover Gang
Hoke Howell
as Billy Pickett
M.C. Gainey
as Unafraid Miner
Anthony Schmidt
as Schoonover Gang
Michael Ruud
as Chaplain
Pato Hoffmann
as The Dreamer
Rino Thunder
as Old Nana
Mark Boone, Jr.
as Afraid Miner
Reuben Cannon
Jim Beaver
as Proclamation Officer
Luis Contreras
as Rurale Officer
John Finn
as Capt. Hentig
Lee de Broux
as City Marshall Hawkins
Jonathan Ward
as C.S. Fly
David Barry Gray
Walter Robles
as Schoonover Gang

Crew

Walter Hill
Director
Walter Hill
Producer
Neil Canton
Producer
John Milius
Screenwriter
Larry Gross
Screenwriter
Lloyd Ahern, Jr.
Cinematographer
Ry Cooder
Composer (Music Score)
Lee Orloff
Musical Direction/Supervision
Carmel Davies
Editor
Donn Aron
Editor
Joe Alves
Production Designer
Michael S. Glick
Executive Producer
Chris Carpenter
Sound/Sound Designer
Doug Hemphill
Sound/Sound Designer
Josh McLaglen
First Assistant Director
Norman Langley
Camera Operator
Webster Whinery
Stunts
Bill McIntosh
Stunts
Tom Elliott
Stunts
Greg Walker
Stunts
Jack Verbois
Stunts
Danny Costa
Stunts
Reuben Cannon
Casting
Dennis Liddiard
Makeup
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