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Last Of The Dogmen
Despite an irritating, tacked-on voice-over narration that somebody must have thought was necessary to make sense of the story (it wasn't), Last of the Dogmen is actually a very moving and magical film. Tom Berenger plays a Montana bounty hunter who helps an anthropologist (Barbara Hershey) search for the descendants of a Cheyenne tribe who disappeared in the 1870s. What the two find in a remote mountain stretch is an entire community of Cheyenne who have kept themselves cut off from the modern world. A Dances with Wolves parallel emerges as the white outsiders gradually fit in, but Last of the Dogmen stands up just fine without comparison to any other films. As in Kevin Costner's Oscar-winning movie, however, there are ways in which this film captures a similar sense of yearning, mystery, and loss. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Each time I watch this movie I am swept away by a somber reality, of mystery and a satisfaction of inner harmony of what it means to be First Nations.
"Last of the Dogmen" is a beautiful story that takes my breath away everytime I watch it. It's one of those films that even if you start out viewing it alone, pretty soon, you'll find the rest of the family gathered around simply because one glimpse of the scenery,one paragraph of the dialouge,one look at the story and it's got a hold on you.
It's a modern Western, with all the romantic adventure of one that may take place 100 years ago. Lewis Gates(Tom Berenger) is a bounty hunter hired to track three deadly criminals who have escaped deep into the "Oxbow" of the Montana wilderness. As he follows their trail, he begins to uncover a 100 year old mystery. One of the clues is an arrow that could only have been used by a tribe of Cheyennes that existed over a century ago.
He can't let go of what the possibilities may be and convinces the beautiful Dr Lillian Sloan(Barbara Hershey), expert in Native American culture, that there may be something incredible out there. Their search begins as they try to uncover the past, and what they find is a way of life too beautiful to be spoiled by modern day man and it is up to them to save it!
It's just an incredibly beautiful film that interweaves the search for the past with Gates' own ghosts from his past. The friendships formed,the evolving romance, the cinematogrpahy, the musical score, and the heartwarming story all combined for a wonderful film.
Even "Zip" the dog(played by "Zip"), will be tugging at your heart.Berenger and Hershey worked beautifully together, and Steve Reevis and other American Indian actors were not only wonderful but lent a great deal of realism and authenticity to the film...Bravo!Read more ›
A very, VERY sweet movie that is interesting, gripping, has some mystery, romance, and is fine for the whole family. Highly recommended.
Beautiful scenery (I always love beautiful scenery) and two wonderful main characters. Tom Berenger is a grumpy, reclusive and rather shy tracker who get sucked into a very unusual quest -- to find a lost Native American Tribe. He is wonderful in his roll -- he does "grumpy but lovable" better than most other actors I can think of.
Barbara Hershey is fantastic too. Beautiful, brainy, capable, dedicated and a perfect compliment to Berenger's character. I really admired her in this film.
I won't reveal too much of the plot here, but it is a delightful film, and I highly recommend it. Maybe a little on the longish side, but I wouldn't have it any other way. One of my favorite movies to date.
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LAST OF THE DOGMEN is an exercise in "what if..." What if a band of Cheyenne in the late 1800's escaped soldiers in a last, desperate effort for survival, made it into... Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2004
I love movies. I bought this movie because of the reviews here. I was all set to love this movie. Well, not too far into it I was bored, the dialogue was trite and only the scenery... Read morePublished on March 28 2003 by S. Mitchell
I still do not own this movie but have rented it a few times and greatly enjoyed the story. One of the things I liked most about the movie was Tom Beringer's dog Zip, a... Read morePublished on Dec 25 2002
A friend brought it over and I had it around for a couple of months before I watched it because the name didn't sound like anything I would like. Read morePublished on Dec 25 2002
This is simply a terrific movie that has it all, a wonderful cast, an intriguing story line, beautiful scenery, and an enjoyable soundtrack. Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2002 by lawyeraau
Last of the Dogmen is the story of a trapper, played by Tom Berenger, who discovers a lost tribe of Cheyenne Indians. Read morePublished on Sept. 10 2002 by hrladyship