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.

Directed by: David R. Ellis Michael Apted Chris Soldo Jeff Okabayashi James Ellis Deakins
Genres: Crime, Drama,
Production Company: TriStar Pictures,

Thunderheart - Two men from different worlds. Two cops after the same killer. Together they must uncover the secrets. Together they must discover the truth. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 03-04-1992
  • Runtime: 119 Minutes
  • Popularity: 11.23
  • Vote Count: 203
  • IMDB Rating: 6.3
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Val Kilmer - Azwaad Movie Database Val Kilmer Raymond "Ray" Levoi
Sam Shepard - Azwaad Movie Database Sam Shepard Frank Coutelle
Graham Greene - Azwaad Movie Database Graham Greene Walter Crow Horse
Fred Ward - Azwaad Movie Database Fred Ward Jack Milton
Fred Dalton Thompson - Azwaad Movie Database Fred Dalton Thompson William E. Dawes
Sheila Tousey - Azwaad Movie Database Sheila Tousey Maggie Eagle Bear
Ted Thin Elk - Azwaad Movie Database Ted Thin Elk Grandpa Sam Reaches
John Trudell - Azwaad Movie Database John Trudell Jimmy Looks Twice
Charles Davis - Azwaad Movie Database Charles Davis Lakota Singer
Photo Name Department
Roger Deakins-Camera Roger Deakins Camera (Director of Photography)
Robert De Niro-Production Robert De Niro Production (Producer)
James Horner-Sound James Horner Sound (Original Music Composer)
Michael Nozik-Production Michael Nozik Production (Executive Producer)
Chris Newman-Sound Chris Newman Sound (Sound Mixer)
Jane Rosenthal-Production Jane Rosenthal Production (Producer)
Webster Whinery-Crew Webster Whinery Crew (Stunt Coordinator)
David R. Ellis-Directing David R. Ellis Directing (Second Unit Director)
Fred J. Brown-Sound Fred J. Brown Sound (Supervising Sound Editor)
Michael Apted-Directing Michael Apted Directing (Director)

See Full Cast & Crew of Thunderheart


_**Val Kilmer and Sam Shepard investigate a murder on a South Dakota Reservation**_ A young, half-Sioux FBI agent (Val Kilmer) teams-up with a veteran agent (Sam Shepard) to investigate a murder on a Reservation in western South Dakota where the pro-government faction conflicts with ARM, the Aboriginal Rights Movement radicals. Graham Greene plays a tribal police officer. “Thunderheart” (1992) is a Western that takes place in the modern day loosely based on events relating to the Wounded Knee incident in 1973. ARM from this movie is an expy of AIM, the American Indian Movement, which is a traditionalist organization that was radically active in those days and still exists. Some understandably consider AIM a terrorist organization back then in light of actions such as Leonard Peltier’s murder of two FBI agents in 1975 at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, which is referenced by Cooch in the movie (Shepard). You don’t have to be knowledgeable of any of this stuff or to take one side or the other to appreciate the movie. While it takes a side (which I’m not going to reveal), I’m in the middle and just here for the picture. I like the film, but it’s slightly hindered by wannabe hip banter. Moreover, the almost god-like powers of certain AmerIndians are laid on too thick, but I appreciated some of the spiritual elements. The film runs 1 hours, 59 minutes, and was shot in South Dakota at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Wounded Knee Cemetery and Badlands National Park, as well as Washington DC. GRADE: B-

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