|Dances with Wolves 1990 PG-13, 183 min.|
Director: Kevin Costner
Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd "Red Crow" Westerman, Charles Rocket, Maury Chaykin, Tantoo Cardinal, Robert Pastorelli, Wes Studi, Tony Pierce, Annie Costner, Kirk Baltz, Larry Joshua, Tom Everett
This Academy Award winner for Best Picture is the story of a Union soldier (Kevin Costner) who is sent to a frontier outpost where he befriends a tribe of Sioux Indians. When he grows to appreciate the Indians more than his own race and falls in love with a woman of the tribe, the Army calls him a renegade. Good fare. Costner won an Oscar for Best Director. In all, seven Academy Awards were received along with five nominations, which included Best Actor (Costner), Supporting Actor (Graham Greene), and Supporting Actress (Mary McDonnell).
|Geronimo: An American Legend 1993 PG-13, 115 min.|
Genre: Drama / Western
Director: Walter Hill
Cast: Wes Studi, Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall, Matt Damon, Rodney A. Grant, Kevin Tighe, Stephen McHattie, Scott Wilson, Lee de Broux, Steve Reevis, Carlos Palomino, Victor Aaron, Stuart Proud Eagle Grant, John Finn
Finally, a film is made that attempts to show the Native American perspective of their U.S. government-ordered resettlement to reservations in Arizona during the 1800s. Geronimo (Wes Studi) and a small band of warriors escape from the reservation, and General George Crook (Gene Hackman) does try, unsuccessfully, to bring Geronimo back to the reservation. Finally, after five years of eluding capture, Lt. Britton Davis (Matt Damon) and Lt. Gatewood (Jason Patric) convince Geronimo to surrender. But, when all is said and done, all involved share a respect for Geronimo.
|Ghosts of Mars 2001 R, 98 min.|
Genre: Action / Sci-Fi / Horror / Thriller
aka: John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Ice Cube, Natasha Henstridge, Pam Grier, Clea DuVall, Jason Statham, Liam Waite, Joanna Cassidy, Wanda De Jesus, Duane Davis, Lobo Sebastian, Richard Centrone, Rosemary Forsyth, Rodney A. Grant, Peter Jason, Doug McGrath
A Martian, intergalactic policewoman Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge), leads a team transporting a killer (Ice Cube) from a mining outpost jail to the capital city for trial. But plans go awry when the team discovers that colonists at the outpost are now possessed by evil Martian ghosts.
|The Jack Bull 1999 R, 120 min.|
Director: John Badham
Cast: John Cusack, John Goodman, L.Q. Jones, Miranda Otto, John C. McGinley, John Savage, Rodney A. Grant, Jay O. Sanders, Kurt Fuller, Rex Linn
In this made-for-HBO video the focus is on Myrl Redding (John Cusack), a Wyoming horse trader who has a run-in with Henry Ballard (L.Q. Jones) and ends up in front of Judge Tolliver (John Goodman). Tolliver throws the case out of court, which forces Myrl to wage a violent war that threatens Wyoming's bid for statehood.
|Vanishing Point 1997 TV, 92 min.|
Genre: Action / Adventure / Romance
Director: Charles Robert Carner
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Christine Elise, Steve Railsback, Keith David, John Doe, Geno Silva, Peta Wilson, Rodney A. Grant, Peter Murnik, Paul Benjamin, Jason Priestley, Ari Barak, James MacDonald, Ari Barak, Don Collier
Raphina Kowalski (Christine Elise) is hospitalized due to experiencing troubled labor, and husband Jimmy (Viggo Mortensen) is 1,200 miles from home. So, he uses his race-car experiences from the past and speeds against all odds–including an FBI roadblock–to get home in time.
|Wagons East 1994 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Western / Adventure
Director: Peter Markle
Cast: John Candy, Richard Lewis, John C. McGinley, Ellen Greene, Robert Picardo, Ed Lauter, William Sanderson, Rodney A. Grant, Russell Means, Charles Rocket, William Tucker, Tony Pierce, Derek Senft, Robin McKee, Joel McKinnon Miller
Not all settlers in the latter half of the 1800s could handle the challenges of the frontier. One such group hires drunken wagon master James Harlow (John Candy) to lead them East to St. Louis. The adventures of the oddball group are chronicled in this film. John Candy died during the shooting of the film.
|Wild Wild West 1999 PG-13, 105 min.|
Genre: Action / Western Sci-Fi / Comedy
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Cast: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek, M. Emmet Walsh, Ted Levine, Frederique Van Der Wal, Musetta Vander, Sofia Eng, Ling Bai, Mike H. McGaughy, Jerry Wills, Garcelle Beauvais, Buck Taylor, Rodney A. Grant
Eccentric inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh) wants to change the course of history by killing President Grant (Kevin Kline) and giving most of the country back to England and Spain. Enter special agents James T. West (Will Smith) and Artemus Gordon (also played by Kevin Kline) who, as they are investigating the strange disappearances of many scientists, walk right into the dastardly plot.
|1. Dances with Wolves (1990)|
2. Geronimo: An American Legend (1993)
3. Ghosts of Mars (2001)
aka: John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
4. The Jack Bull (1999)
5. Vanishing Point (1997)
6. Wagons East (1994)
7. Wild Wild West (1999)
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