Thunderheart*

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Thunderheart*

  • 1992 ----- color ----- 119 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Michael Apted, screenplay by John Fusco; with Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward) An FBI man with Sioux background is sent to a reservation to help with a murder investigation, where he has to come to terms with his heritage. Slowly he rejects the intimidating tactics of his fellow FBI agents, who are not so interested in solving the crime as covering up an incriminating situation with the locals, and as he becomes more tuned to his heritage, the locals begin trusting him. Based on actual Reservation occurrences of the '70s. (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (American Ethnic Studies, American Indian Studies, History: American, Law, Motion Pictures: Features)