Eagle's Wing (1979)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Eurowestern  |   Release Date - May 1, 1980 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Though made in Britain and Europe, Eagle's Wing qualifies as a Western. Easterner Pike (Martin Sheen) does a lot of growing up in a hurry when he becomes a trapper out-West. By mid-film, Pike is accomplished enough to compete with Comanche chief White Bull (Sam Waterston, there's a masterpiece of nontypecasting!) over possession of a white, wild stallion. The film contains subliminal pro-ecological and pro-tolerance messages, courtesy of its politically-minded stars and the screenplay by future Gandhi scrivener John Briley. Supporting Sheen and Waterston are such never-fail performers as Harvey Keitel and Stephane Audran.

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animal, rescue, animal-rescue, cowboy, horse, hunting, Native-American, trapper