- Actors: Martin Sheen, Sam Waterston, Harvey Keitel, Stéphane Audran, John Castle
- Directors: Anthony Harvey
- Writers: John Briley, Michael Syson
- Producers: Ben Arbeid, Peter Shaw
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Classification: PG
- Studio: Cinema Club
- VHS Release Date: 3 April 1995
- Run Time: 100 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000057TIT
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 497,996 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Eagle's Wing [VHS] 
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Western from director Anthony Harvey, starring Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. Native American White Bull (Waterston) steals a white stallion belonging to a military deserter, Pike (Sheen). The drama follows Pike as he pursues White Bull, determined to retrieve his horse, Eagle's Wing, from its captor. Harvey Keitel co-stars.
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The Lion In Winter --This text refers to the DVD edition.
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The film concerns the story of two traders/ trappers in 1830's New Mexico, played by Harvey Keitel and Martin Sheen. The two have an unfortunate brush with Kiowa Indians, one of whom is played passably well by Sam Waterston. This leaves Sheen who is the more inexperienced to fend for himself in the wilderness. This is reminiscent of Sydney Pollock's "Jeremiah Johnson". Sheen then has the good fortune to come into possession of a magnificent white stallion from a dead Comanche chief, a horse that can fly like the "Eagle's Wing". But the horse is also coveted by the cunning Waterston. The two begin a long duel for the horse over endless plains and a burning sun. Only one man can win.
The story although simple enough, is enlivened by sub plots involving the kidnap of a young girl by Waterston, and her subsequent pursuit by Spanish Americans. There are further complications when Comanche braves once led by the dead chief, also set off in pursuit of Sheen. The script by the American writer John Briley, who was also responsible for "Ghandi", can be best described as spare, which is in keeping with the film. So spare in fact, that Waterston does not have to utter a single word. The director Harvey marshals his cast with authority, and for a man with no experience of westerns does a very good job indeed. He is probably best known for the historical drama "The Lion in Winter". The filming was made on location in Durango Mexico, a place much beloved of American film makers. As a result of this the cinematography is simply stunning for most of the films running time. A special mention should also be made of the very beautiful and haunting musical score.
This is not a British western in the vein of "The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw" or "Carry on Cowboy". Yes, I can hear you laughing! This was filmed with a mainly American cast, on location in an area much used by American westerns. This gives it more of an international flavour than a British one. It is not a masterpiece by any means, but it is certainly unique. There is not another western like it in feel and atmosphere. It is this and the sumptuous visual feast that lift it above so many others in the genre. I enjoyed the film from beginning to end. It is one that deserves to be much better known. A very comfortable and deserved four stars. Given the high price and the scarcity of DVD versions the VHS is still a very good bet. Some are very reasonably priced at the time of this review.
jumped about all over the place and difficult to follow and in some places just plain daft.