Windwalker (1981 film)

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Windwalker

He conquered love and death...now he walks the winds of eternity!
Directed byKieth Merrill
Produced byArthur R. Dubs
StarringTrevor Howard
Nick Ramus
James Remar
Music byMerrill Jenson
CinematographyReed Smoot
Distributed byPacific International Enterprises
Release date(s)1981, January 1981 (limited)[1]
Running time108 min.
CountryUnited States U.S.
LanguageCheyenne, Crow, English
 
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Windwalker

He conquered love and death...now he walks the winds of eternity!
Directed byKieth Merrill
Produced byArthur R. Dubs
StarringTrevor Howard
Nick Ramus
James Remar
Music byMerrill Jenson
CinematographyReed Smoot
Distributed byPacific International Enterprises
Release date(s)1981, January 1981 (limited)[1]
Running time108 min.
CountryUnited States U.S.
LanguageCheyenne, Crow, English

Windwalker is a 1981 western adventure film, based on a novel by Blaine M. Yorgason, starring Trevor Howard and Nick Ramus. It was shot in various outdoor locations in Utah. To maintain authenticity to the story, the film's dialogue is subtitled in English with Cheyenne and Crow languages spoken. The film was directed by Academy Award-winning director Kieth Merrill and is rated PG in the USA. The music was composed by Merrill Jenson.

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Plot

Trevor Howard plays Windwalker, an aged Cheyenne warrior. As a husband and father, he helplessly watched the killing of his wife and the kidnapping of one of his sons during a raid by Crow warriors. After many years of searching for his lost son unsuccessfully, Windwalker dies, but the Great Spirit reawakens him for one final task: to answer the mystery about his missing son in order for him to have a peaceful afterlife.

Main cast

Production

Origins

Style

Themes and motifs

Pacing

Locations

Casting

Music

DVD details

English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
Spanish (Dolby Digital 1.0)
Original commercials
Producer's lifetime achievement award
Still gallery

See also

References

External links