Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.

Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 3h 1m

Budget $22,000,000.00

Revenue $424,208,848.00

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Release Information

  • November 9, 1990
    PG-13, Theatrical



Cast 57

  1. Kevin Costner

    Kevin Costner
    Lieutenant Dunbar

  2. Mary McDonnell

    Mary McDonnell
    Stands With A Fist

  3. Graham Greene

    Graham Greene
    Kicking Bird

  4. Rodney A. Grant

    Rodney A. Grant
    Wind In His Hair

  5. Floyd Red Crow Westerman
  6. Tantoo Cardinal

    Tantoo Cardinal
    Black Shawl

  7. Robert Pastorelli
  8. Charles Rocket

    Charles Rocket
    Lieutenant Elgin

  9. Maury Chaykin

    Maury Chaykin
    Major Fambrough

  10. Jimmy Herman

    Jimmy Herman
    Stone Calf

  11. Nathan Lee Chasing His Horse
  12. Michael Spears
  13. JR
  14. Tony Pierce

    Tony Pierce

  15. Doris Leader Charge

    Doris Leader Charge
    Pretty Shield

  16. Tom Everett

    Tom Everett
    Sergeant Pepper

  17. Larry Joshua

    Larry Joshua
    Sergeant Bauer

  18. Kirk Baltz

    Kirk Baltz

  19. Wayne Grace
  20. Donald Hotton

    Donald Hotton
    General Tide

  21. Annie Costner

    Annie Costner

  22. Elisa Daniel

    Elisa Daniel
    Christine's Mother

  23. PW

    Percy White Plume
    Big Warrior

  24. JT

    John Tail
    Escort Warrior

  25. Steve Reevis

    Steve Reevis
    Sioux #1 / Warrior #1

  26. SP

    Sheldon Peters Wolfchild
    Sioux #2 / Warrior #2

  27. Wes Studi

    Wes Studi
    Toughest Pawnee

  28. BC

    Buffalo Child
    Pawnee #1

  29. CB
  30. RL
  31. RT

    Redwing Ted Nez
    Sioux Warrior

  32. MH

    Marvin Holy
    Sioux Warrior

  33. RN

    Raymond Newholy
    Sioux Courier

  34. DJ

    David J. Fuller
    Kicking Bird's Son

  35. RW

    Ryan White Bull
    Kicking Bird's Eldest Son

  36. OC

    Otakuye Conroy
    Kicking Bird's Daughter

  37. MB

    Maretta Big Crow
    Village Mother

  38. SC
  39. William H. Burton Jr.

    William H. Burton Jr.
    General's Aide

  40. BW

    Bill W. Curry
    Confederate Cavalryman

  41. NT

    Nick Thompson
    Confederate Soldier

  42. CH

    Carter Hanner
    Confederate Soldier

  43. KH

    Kent Hays
    Wagon Driver

  44. RG

    Robert Goldman
    Union Soldier

  45. FP
  46. JA
  47. RL

    R. L. Curtin
    Ambush Wagon Driver

  48. J

    Cisco (horse)

  49. T

    Two Socks (wolf)

  50. B

    Two Socks (wolf)

  51. CD

    Conor Duffy

  52. RC

    R.L. Curtin
    Ambush Wagon Driver

  53. MH

    Michael Horton
    Captain Cargill - extended version

  54. JW

    J. Wesley Adams
    Settler (uncredited)

  55. BC

    Bill Costner
    Union Soldier (uncredited)

  56. JW

    Jim Wilson
    Doctor (uncredited)

  57. WR

    William Rossman
    Union soldier (uncredited)

Crew 67


  1. LD

    Lisa Dean
    Set Decoration

  2. JB

    Jeffrey Beecroft
    Production Design

  3. WL

    William Ladd Skinner
    Art Direction

  4. SW
  5. Ben Zeller

    Ben Zeller
    Construction Coordinator

  6. PC


  1. Dean Semler

    Dean Semler
    Director of Photography

  2. JM

    James Muro
    Steadicam Operator

  3. BG

    Ben Glass
    Still Photographer

  4. SP

    S. Phillip Sparks
    Additional Camera

  5. JM

    James Muro
    Camera Operator

Costume & Make-Up

  1. EZ

    Elsa Zamparelli
    Costume Design

  2. BB

    Birgitta Bjerke
    Costume Supervisor

  3. BG

    Barbara Gordon
    Set Costumer

  4. EE

    Elle Elliott

  5. TG

    Tamara Guthrie

  6. JY

    Joani Yarbrough

  7. DA

    David Atherton
    Makeup Artist

  8. FX

    Francisco X. Pérez
    Makeup Artist


  1. SA

    Scott A. Stephens
    Property Master

  2. RK

    Robbie Knott
    Special Effects

  3. WJ

    Wayne Jones
    Transportation Co-Captain

  4. JA

    Jonathan A. Rosenfeld
    Transportation Captain

  5. DS

    David Siegel
    Transportation Coordinator

  6. NH

    Norman Howell
    Stunt Coordinator

  7. JH

    John Huneck
    Second Unit Cinematographer

  8. PC

    Philip C. Pfeiffer
    Second Unit Cinematographer

  9. PH

    Peter Haas
    Unit Publicist

  10. MJ

    Michael J. Harker
    Post Production Supervisor

  11. Kevin Reynolds


  1. Kevin Costner

    Kevin Costner

  2. JE

    Jan Evans
    Script Supervisor


  1. NT

    Neil Travis

  2. SP

    Steve Potter

  3. WH

    William Hoy

  4. CM
  5. RC

    Robert C. Lusted
    Assistant Editor

  6. MS

    Mike Stanwick
    Color Timer


  1. VP
  2. MW

    Marc Wostak
    Best Boy Electric


  1. JW

    Jim Wilson

  2. Kevin Costner

    Kevin Costner

  3. EL
  4. JT

    John T. Haun
    Production Accountant

  5. TW

    Tim Wilson
    Location Manager

  6. BA

    Bonnie Arnold
    Associate Producer

  7. JE

    Jake Eberts
    Executive Producer

  8. DK

    Derek Kavanagh
    Unit Production Manager

  9. RH

    Rene Haynes

  10. JW

    Jory Weitz


  1. John Barry

    John Barry
    Original Music Composer

  2. Alicia Stevenson
  3. DO
  4. RF

    Robert Fitzgerald
    Sound Designer

  5. AA

    Albert Aquino
    Boom Operator

  6. GH

    Gregory H. Watkins
    Sound Re-Recording Mixer

  7. BB

    Barbara Barnaby
    ADR & Dubbing

  8. RF

    Robert Fitzgerald
    Supervising Sound Editor

  9. HR

    Hari Ryatt
    Supervising Sound Editor

  10. Jeffrey Perkins

    Jeffrey Perkins
    Sound Re-Recording Mixer

  11. BW

    Bill W. Benton
    Sound Re-Recording Mixer

  12. CK

    Cliff Kohlweck
    Music Editor

  13. TM

    Tommy Morgan
    Additional Soundtrack

Visual Effects

  1. RD

    Robert D. Bailey
    Visual Effects

  2. PC

    Paul Curley
    Visual Effects

  3. MY

    Matthew Yuricich
    Visual Effects


  1. MB

    Michael Blake

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