PG-13 | | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Kevin Costner met co-producer Jim Wilson and screenwriter Michael Blake while they were working on Stacy's Knights (1983). Incidentally this was Wilson's directorial debut, just like Dances with Wolves (1990) is Costner's.
How did you get your name?
Stands With a Fist: When I came to live on the prarie, I worked every day... very hard... there was a woman who didn't like me. She called me bad names... sometimes she beat me. One day she was calling me these bad names, her face in my face,...
When Lt. Dunbar sees an Indian for the first time, as he takes cover, the very close shot of his face shows that the actor is wearing a false moustache.
The 236-minute "extended version" has been released on DVD, containing the scenes that were missing from most of the previous VHS releases.
By Peter Buffett
English, Sioux, Pawnee
$598,257 (USA) (11 November 1990)
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