Thunderheart Movie Review Summary

Actors: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

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Written by John Fusco and directed by Michael Apted, THUNDERHEART has been theatrically released in 1992.
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Val Kilmer, a one-half Sioux FBI agent, is sent to a reservation to solve a murder. He will have to deal with Sam Shepard, the FBI local agent in charge of the case and with the rivalries between the different political Sioux factions.

Highly recommended.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Kind of mystery?    -   police procedural

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   American Indian


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   funny heat-delusions Prairie?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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