Thunderheart

Thunderheart

DVD - 1998
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A young, part-Sioux FBI agent is sent to solve a murder on an Indian reservation. There he meets the irreverent local sheriff and the tribe's religious leader, who helps the agent begin to understand his lost heritage. Gradually, he comes to believe that the U.S. government has framed an innocent man, but finds that he and those around him are thrown into danger because of his suspicions.
Publisher: [Burbank, Calif.] : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1998, c1992
ISBN: 9780767812184
0767812182
Branch Call Number: DVD THUNDERHEART
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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From Library Staff

Being mixed blood, this young cop finds it difficult not only to fit in, but to solve a murder as well.

Kilmer plays Ray Levoi, an FBI agent with Sioux heritage who is sent to investigate a murder on a Native American reservation.

"Thunderheart" is a 1992 contemporary western mystery film directed by Michael Apted. The film stars Sam Shepard, among others.


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Onewhoissaved
Mar 27, 2019

"Thunderheart", 1992, is a pretty moving story of corruption on an American Indian reservation. It isn't just the U..S. government that is slammed here but the various warring factions of indians themselves is promoted here. A young and very fit looking Val Kilmer just 33-years-old looks good in his role as an FBI agent sent to the reservations ostensibly to wrap up a murder investigation only to find himself going through a life altering experience. Of course, the Feds have to be seen as the bad guys here. What I was happiest about was seeing the dog that has found a home with her new master. I wouldn't want to live on a reservation. American Indians have not prospered throughout their entire existence but it is usually their own fault for not having the visions to entering the modern world because they won't stop drinking and they won't let go of old ways that thwart progress.

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Lostris
Dec 03, 2011

An obvious parallel of events from the 1970s regarding the FBI infiltration of the American Indian Movement, and the murder of Annie Mae Pictou Aquash.

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