Geronimo - An American Legend (1993)


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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 … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: John Milius, Larry Gross
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 17, 1998
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Lt. Charles Gatewood

as Gen. George Crook

as Al Sieber

as Lt. Britton Davis

as Geronimo

as Brig. Gen. Nelson Mi...

as Schoonover

as Capt. Hentig

as Old Nana

as Afraid Miner

as Unafraid Miner

as City Marshall Hawkin...

as Redondo

as Billy Pickett

as Apache Medicine Man

as Hawkins' Deputy

as Yaqui Dave

as Apache Vision Woman

as Dead Shot

as The Dreamer

as C.S. Fly

as Courier at Ball

as Rurale Officer

as Woman at Ball

as Sergeant Mulrey

as Schoonover Gang

as Bronco Apache

as Chaplain

as Schoonover Gang

as Schoonover Gang

as Proclamation Officer

as Native American

as Native American

as Cavalryman

as Cavalryman

as Schoonover Gang

as Schoonover Gang
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Critic Reviews for Geronimo - An American Legend

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A film of great beauty and considerable intelligence.

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Audience Reviews for Geronimo - An American Legend

A bit crappy I'm afraid despite the all-star lineup. This one belongs in the lineup of ABC's After School Specials.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Geronimo was historically accurate and that they used Apache historians to assist. Geronimo shows alot of war and apaches killing white and mexican.

Steven Vincent Gee

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I can't quite put my finger on what it was about Walter Hill's, Geronimo: An American Legend, that kept this from being an exceptional film. With a cast made up of Wes Studi, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Jason Patric and Matt Damon, beautiful shots of the American Southwest and a fairly accurate interpretation of historical events, it came across as being just an okay flick. Maybe I was a bit disconcerted by some of the utterly horrible headgear...LOL

Moe E

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