Geronimo: An American Legend
- 1 hr 55 min
Geronimo: An American Legend written by John Milus and starring Jason Patric as Charles Gatewood, a U.S. lieutenant who faces charges with kidnapping an Apache Native American chief, Geronimo. This film is a new take on the actual historic event involving the real Geronimo at the "Geronimo Campaign" where Geronimo slipped through the grasps of a team of U.S. lieutenants before he was finally captured in the fall of 1886. This film took that concept and focuses on one lieutenant who has the same motive, but is unwilling to do as commanded because of the respect he develops for Geronimo and his village. Charles Gatewood soon realizes that Geronimo has a duty that he must uphold for his village and his country. Geronimo boldly refuses to allow the white men to take this duty from him. After a series of events, the white men learn to have respect for Geronimo as they hunt him down, another lieutenant, General Charles Crook, played by Gene Hackman soon admits his admiration for Geronimo's bravery as well. The film's sweeping adventurous scenery and dialogue may thrill the audiences as they watch the bravery of Geronimo unfold. The male leads played by Robert Duvall who plays a lower class scout and General Charles Crook played by Gene Hackman, who is often indecisive about what actions to take next to capture Geronimo. The story may remind those that are familiar with Native American history of how adamant the Native Americans were when it came to battling for their land, despite the sacrifices that they may have undergone. Most audience members may enjoy the emotional journey that the lieutenants feel, as they go after Geronimo but fail in their efforts while succeeding in their moral judgments. The audience may enjoy this modern version of a classic Western, derived from a real historic event, as they hail Geronimo's journey in gaining respect back for not only his land but his mission.