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Thunderheart | 1992 | R | - 0.4.5

Val Kilmer stars as an FBI man with some Sioux blood, who's sent, with partner Sam Shepard, to a reservation embroiled in a mini-civil war between pro-government natives and militant traditionalists, in order to investigate a murder.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - What might otherwise be a very graphic shooting is shown in silhouette, and still comes off looking rather nasty. Bullets are sprayed in a few instances, with no fatalities. A small boy is shot in the arm. Shepard's character is bitten in the hand by a badger (yes, a badger). Dead bodies are found unburied and abandoned in at least two instances.


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LANGUAGE 5 - The F-word is used half a dozen times.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Mysticism rooted in the Sioux culture is examined. The Indian reservations as a political concept.

MESSAGE - Thou shalt not deny your ethnic heritage.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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