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Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide—and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he’s assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.

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Directed by

Kevin Costner

Written by

Michael Blake (Screenplay)

Runtime

181 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Inside everyone is a frontier waiting to be discovered.

Cast

Keywords

snow wolf freedom based on novel or book language barrier native american culture clash countryside 19th century unsociability self-discovery early america sioux lakota mutiny tennessee kansas deserter buffalo dakota pawnee tribe bison

Photos

Lists

#137 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Sound

Oscar for Best Film Editing

Oscar for Best Music, Original Score

Oscar for Best Director