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Eagle's Wing (1979)

PG | | Western | May 1980 (USA)
A white trapper steals a white mustang called "Eagle Wing" from a Kiowa Indian, who pursues him to get his horse back.

Director:

Anthony Harvey

Writers:

Michael Syson (story), John Briley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Sheen ... Pike
Sam Waterston ... White Bull
Harvey Keitel ... Henry
Stéphane Audran ... The Widow (as Stephane Audran)
John Castle ... The Priest
Caroline Langrishe ... Judith
Jorge Russek ... Gonzalo
Manuel Ojeda ... Miguel
Jorge Luke ... Red Sky
Pedro Damián ... Jose (as Pedro Damian)
Claudio Brook ... Sanchez
José Carlos Ruiz ... Lame Wolf (as Jose Carlos Ruiz)
Farnesio de Bernal Farnesio de Bernal ... The Monk
Cecilia Camacho Cecilia Camacho ... The Young Girl
Enrique Lucero ... The Sharman
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A white trapper steals a white mustang called "Eagle Wing" from a Kiowa Indian, who pursues him to get his horse back.

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The west, the way it really was, before the myths were born.

Genres:

Western

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adlerflügel See more »

Filming Locations:

Chihuahua, Mexico See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Peter Shaw Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston worked together again many years later on the TV series "Grace and Frankie" (2015). See more »

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Pike is seen sleeping on his saddle, then he finds it in the next scene. See more »

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[first lines]
Pike: [narration] Long before the myths began, it was primitive... unforgiving - but in that vast, limitless space, man had one ally... the horse.
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Enrique Lucero plays an Indian shaman, but the character's name is misspelled in the credits as "The Sharman". See more »

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Offbeat British Western shot in Mexico with Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston
17 September 2016 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

Released in 1979, "Eagle's Wing" is an English Western about a white trapper (Martin Sheen) circa 1830 who steals a white mustang named Eagle's Wing from a laconic Kiowa Native (Sam Waterston). The Native then pursues him to get his horse back. Harvey Keitel, Stéphane Audran and Caroline Langrishe are also on hand.

This is a unique, professionally-made Western. The tone is thoroughly realistic, Waterston is impressive as the Native, the women are good-looking and the Mexican locations are magnificent, albeit thoroughly desolate. Unfortunately, the story isn't very absorbing. But the film's interesting in some ways and certainly worthy of your Western collection.

The movie runs 111 minutes.

GRADE: C+


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