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War Party (1989)





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When the people of Binger, Montana decide to re-enact a 100-year-old battle between U. S. troops and the Blackfoot Indian tribe, things quickly get out of control. With the Indians and the white townsfolk at odds, history threatens to repeat itself in a bloody battle.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Spencer Eastman
In Theaters:
HBO Video


Billy Wirth
as Sonny Crowkiller
Kevin Dillon
as Skitty Harris
Tim Sampson
as Warren Cutfoot
Jimmie Ray Weeks
as Jay Stivic
Kevin Howard
as Calvin Morrisey
M. Emmet Walsh
as Detweiler
Cameron Thor
as Lindquist
Jerry Hardin
as Sheriff
Kevin Major Boyd
as Calvin Morrisey
William Frankfather
as The Governor
Wayne Waterman
as George Duckworth
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Critic Reviews for War Party

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for War Party

I finally found this online this morning and i tell ya... one of the hardest movies to find on the planet! If you ever get chance to have a look at this film i suggest to do so u wont regret it! Don't however look for over the top acting here but a very good st idea of oryline. The mayor and reservation leader decide in order to pull more tourists into the blackfeet reservation they come up with an idea to re-enact a battle between the U.s calvary and the Blackfeet indians starring any locals who want to participate. The tribal leader's son Sonny (Billy Wirth) and his best friend Skitty Harris ( Kevin Dillon) take part in the re-enactment and after one of the drunken men playing a u.s. cavalry uses live ammunition and kills one of the blackfeet youth sends Sonny and Skitty and their own formed War Party fleeing from the police, the army,and brings to surface hidden racial tensions that have been silently brewing through the years between the blackfeet people and the other townsfolks. A great little movie that shows the strong bonds of friendship and brotherhood yet showing how much racial tension unfortunatly still exists. If i ever find this on dvd or even vhs for that matter it will be a much welcome addition to the Kyle collection. A must see!

Lee Kyle

Super Reviewer


Quite interesting.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

Waaaaay underrated!! I didn't get my hopes up for this movie because it seems like whenever I do I end up being disappointed but it was pretty good so if you have a chance to watch it, I'd tell you to go for it.I didn't really get into it until after what happened at the re-enactment & I thought what kind of idiot brings an actual weapon to a battle re-enactment?!! After that I was hooked

Brody Manson

Super Reviewer

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