Geronimo: An American Legend is a 1993 historical Western movie featuring Wes Studi, Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, and Matt Damon in an early role. The movie, directed by Walter Hill, is based on a screenplay by John Milius. It is a fictionalized record of the Apache Wars and how First Lieutenant Charles B. Gatewood persuaded Apache pioneer Geronimo to give up in 1886. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Sound (Chris Carpenter, Doug Hemphill, Bill W. Benton, and Lee Orloff). On 17 December 1993, Gross wrote in his journal that “the opening numbers are bad, and I feel the dull thunder of Geronimo not bringing in cash in the box office.”The film was a box office bomb, earning just $18 million on a $35 million budget plan. The film dropped to number 7 the following week.
The film’s story spins around the Apache Indians who have hesitantly agreed to settle on a US Government approved reservation. Not every one of the Apaches can adjust to the existence of corn farmers. One, specifically Geronimo, is fretful. Driven past the brink by broken promises and fundamental activities by the government, Geronimo and thirty or so other warriors form an assault team that will embarrass the government by evading capture while reclaiming what is legitimately theirs.
Where was Geronimo Filmed?
Geronimo: An American Legend shooting began in May 1993. The film was shot in Utah, Tucson, Arizona, and Culver City, California. Utah’s shooting areas include Professor Valley, Onion Creek, Potash, Dead Horse Point, Needles Overlook, Bates Ranch, Lawson Ranch, and Ruby Ranch Road. The scene where Geronimo and his Apache companions gave up themselves to the United States government was shot at Professor Valley. Some of the other locations included are:
- Moab, Utah, USA
- Old Tucson – 201 S. Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona, USA
- Kayenta, Arizona, USA
- Landmark Valley, Arizona, USA
- Monticello, Utah, USA
- Teacher Valley, Moab, Utah, USA
- Red Mesa, Arizona, USA
- Kaibab National Forest, Arizona, USA
- Williams, Arizona, USA- Fabulous Canyon Railway
- Mexican Water, Arizona, USA
- San Francisco Peaks, Arizona, USA
- Skeleton Canyon, Arizona, USA
- Teec Nos Pos, Arizona, USA
- Tucson, Arizona, USA
- Sony Pictures Studios – 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA
Geronimo: An American Legend Review
This underrated Western persuades with a brilliant script, stunning photography, and remarkable performances of the lead characters. Studi is extraordinary, a noteworthy story of pride and understanding that he never can win his war against white men. Walter Hill tells the truth. Thus, we see just desperate people and no heroes – on both sides. A perfectly shot, fair-minded Western respects Geronimo and the Apaches yet don’t slander the U.S. Cavalry.
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Wes Studi stars as the renegade Apache warrior who escaped the U.S. Armed force for a year before he surrendered in 1886. This clearheaded movie, directed by Walter Hill, centers upon U.S. Rangers Lieutenant Charles Gatewood (Jason Patric), the man assigned to persuade Geronimo to surrender. This soft-spoken Southerner has great regard for the Native American way of life. His cross-cultural point of view is stood out from the gung ho militarism of his boss; a man persuaded that these savages should move to one side for the white expansion of the West.
Geronimo: An American Legend Cast
Wesley Studi played the role of Geronimo. Jason Patric played the role of Charles Bare Gatewood in the film. The one who played the role of Al Sieber was Robert Selden Duvall. Quality Hackman played the role of George Crook. Kevin Tighe played the role of General Nelson A. Miles. Aside from this, other significant characters in the film are Pato Hoffman played the part of The Dreamer. Steve Reevis was featured as Chato. Victor Aaron role played by Ulzana. Carlos Palomino played Sergeant Turkey.
Where to watch Geronimo: An American Legend online?
Geronimo: An American Legend is right now accessible to rent, buy, or stream through subscription on Netflix, Apple iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, AMC on Demand, Google Play Movies, YouTube, and DIRECTV.
On 10th December 1993, ‘Geronimo: An American Legend stars Jason Patric, Wes Studi, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall. The PG-13 film has a runtime of around 1 hr 55 min and got a score of 63 (out of 100) on TMDb, which collected reviews from 182 experienced users.