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Release Date: October 31st, 1990

DVD Release Date: November 17th, 1998

PG-13|3 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
A Civil War soldier develops a relationship with a band of Lakota Indians. Attracted by the simplicity of their lifestyle, he chooses to leave his former life behind to be with them. Having observed him, they give the name Dances With Wolves. Soon he is a welcomed member of the tribe and falls in love with a white woman who has been raised in the tribe. Tragedy results when Union soldiers arrive with designs on the land.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal, Robert Pastorelli, Charles Rocket

Director: Kevin Costner

Genres: Historical drama, Western

Production Co: Majestic Film, Tig Productions

Distributors: Orion Pictures, Image Entertainment Inc., MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Keywords: Death, Rise, Tense, Love interest, Fall, Rescue, Emotional, Soldier

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This movie moves so confidently and looks so good it seems incredible that it's a directorial debut. show more

  • While no one is going to place Costner alongside Laurence Olivier in the acting department, he brings a likability to Dunbar that many better performers might not have been able to match. show more

  • A three-hour delight… The movie generates much of its power by being so life-affirming at a time when people feel nervous about the future. [9 Nov 1990, Friday, p.C]

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Awards

Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Make Up
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Best Picture
Winner Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Sound
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Directing
Winner Cinematography
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Film Editing