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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Jason Patric
Wes Studi
Gene Hackman
Robert Duvall
Directors
Walter Hill
Screenwriters
John Milius
Larry Gross
Running Time
115 minutes

Geronimo: An American Legend
A western from John Milius and Walter Hill that almost fits


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Plot
Leiutenants Gateswood (Patric) and Davis (Damon) are sent on a mission to bring in the apache warrior Geronimo (Studi), after he goes renegade in response to the cavalry killing a medicine man. Things go from uneasy to worse when the reasonble General Crook (Hackman) is replaced with the tyrannical Genreal Miles (Tighe).


Verdict
Generally solid and Patric holds up his end, but Studi gives a performance so good you wish this film was actually about Geronimo rather than yet another indulgence of the guilt of the White Man.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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