>> Dances With Wolves (1993)

Title: Dances With Wolves

Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama

Starring: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd

Director: Kevin Costner

Studio: Orion

Runtime: 3 Hours, 1 Minute

In Theatres: October 19, 1990

Release Date: April 20, 1993

Format: BLU-RAY, DVD

MPAA Rating: PG-13

SYNOPSIS:

A historical drama about the relationship between a Civil War soldier and a band of Sioux Indians, Kevin Costner's directorial debut was also a surprisingly popular hit, considering its length, period setting, and often somber tone. The film opens on a particularly dark note, as melancholy Union lieutenant John W. Dunbar attempts to kill himself on a suicide mission, but instead becomes an unintentional hero. His actions lead to his reassignment to a remote post in remote South Dakota, where he encounters the Sioux. Attracted by the natural simplicity of their lifestyle, he chooses to leave his former life behind to join them, taking on the name Dances with Wolves. Soon, Dances with Wolves has become a welcome member of the tribe and fallen in love with a white woman who has been raised amongst the tribe. His peaceful existence is threatened, however, when Union soldiers arrive with designs on the Sioux land. Some detractors have criticized the film's depiction of the tribes as simplistic; such objections did not dissuade audiences or the Hollywood establishment, however, which awarded the film seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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