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A soaring and not to be missed tale from another era


Return of a Man Called Horse 1976 sequel to the groundbreaking 1970 A Man Called Horse may be niche interest for some but stands up to thoughtful scrutiny as well today as 30 years ago-Richard Harris brings strength and humanity to his sequel role and despite the oft mentioned draw backs to this follow up movie, these are trivial compared to the sheer passion and sweep of this quite unusual western tale.
Beautifully filmed in Durango State Mexico where many western movies of that era were made, i love the fine natural back drop to the well displayed action scenes including an unusual portrayal near the film end of native american women fighting an engagement in defence of their right to survive in their own heart land.
Looking beyond the few inconsistencies, the sheer spleandour of this exciting and valiant tale comes through every single time.I watched Return of a Man Called Horse first time in a cinema in england in 1977- instantly enthralled -and numerous times on tv or cable in the years since it's release. i am now in my fifties and this movie and it's genre excites my inner passion as much now as in my youth.
It may assist some viewers movie experience to have a bit of knowledge of the plains indian culture of the early to mid 1800's and to move away from old pre-conceptions and some of the less than accurate popularist themes of many 20th century westerns.
I hope one day to visit the film locations in Mexico and custer state park USA.


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Definately an excellent sequel. I first saw this on cable, back in 1989 or 1990. I also liked the areas where the film was shot on location at. In all of its magnificent scope, those places and their natural beauty were certainly breathtaking.

One of the best films of 1976.

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Why is it so underrated??? I mean 5.7, come on...

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I give it a 10 due to my love of this film since 76 and Richard Harris.I do not understand the eggplant but what was Richard eating from tall grass in beginning..or were they dove eggs?

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Saw this for the first time on cable the other night. Had previously seen the original. Anyway, this movie stretches credibility with the attack on the fort and subsequent victory by the Yellow Hands. But for me the biggest revelation was wondering how much Kevin Costner stole from this movie for Dances With Wolves? You have bad whites vs good indians, bad indians vs good indians. White man training indians in fighting techniques, the buffalo hunt after nearly dying from hunger, death of the old chief. Just asking.

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