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Plot, Details & Awards

Geronimo: An American Legend

Rated R for frontier violence.

R In Theaters 12/31/1993 , 115min.
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Plot & Details

Walter Hill directs John Milius's script (co-written by Larry Gross) depicting a revisionist perspective on the "Geronimo Campaign" and how Geronimo, with 34 men, managed to elude 5000 U.S. cavalry men between 1885 and 1886 before his surrender at the Canyon of the Skeletons in September 1886. The film centers upon Charles Gatewood (Jason Patric), the U.S. Cavalry lieutenant who is charged with capturing the elusive Apache leader. Gatewood is torn by a grudging respect for Geronimo and his people and his duty to his country. But then all the white men in the film have a respect for Geronimo, even as they are trying to hunt him down and kill him. General Charles Crook (Gene Hackman), charged with overseeing the forced settlement of the Apaches on reservations, has nothing but admiration for Geronimo.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1993 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Bill W. Benton Nominated
1993 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Lee Orloff Nominated
1993 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Doug Hemphill Nominated
1993 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Chris Carpenter Nominated

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