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Son of the Morning Star 

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The story of George Custer, Crazy Horse and the events prior to the battle of the Little Bighorn, told from the different perspectives of two women.
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Complete series cast summary:
Gary Cole ...  George Armstrong Custer 2 episodes, 1991
Rosanna Arquette ...  Libby Custer 2 episodes, 1991
Stanley Anderson ...  Ulysses S. Grant 2 episodes, 1991
Edward Blatchford Edward Blatchford ...  Lt. Cooke 2 episodes, 1991
George Dickerson George Dickerson ...  Gen. Sherman 2 episodes, 1991
Rodney A. Grant ...  Crazy Horse 2 episodes, 1991
Tom O'Brien ...  Charlie Reynolds 2 episodes, 1991
Terry O'Quinn ...  Gen. Alfred Terry 2 episodes, 1991
Nick Ramus ...  Red Cloud 2 episodes, 1991
Tim Ransom ...  Tom Custer 2 episodes, 1991
Robert Schenkkan ...  Capt. Weir 2 episodes, 1991
David Strathairn ...  Capt. William F. Benteen 2 episodes, 1991
Buffy Sainte-Marie ...  Kate Bighead 2 episodes, 1991
Dean Stockwell ...  Gen. Philip Sheridan 2 episodes, 1991
Bryce Chamberlain ...  Parsons 2 episodes, 1991
Peter Leitner Peter Leitner ...  Dr. Coates 2 episodes, 1991
George K. Sullivan ...  Gen. Hancock 2 episodes, 1991
Demina Becker Demina Becker ...  Young Kate Bighead 2 episodes, 1991
George American Horse George American Horse ...  Stone Forehead 2 episodes, 1991
Rion Hunter ...  Sioux Interpreter 2 episodes, 1991
Sheldon Peters Wolfchild ...  Bloody Knife 2 episodes, 1991
Michael Medeiros ...  Major Marcus Reno 2 episodes, 1991
Mike Casey Mike Casey ...  Lt. Varnum 2 episodes, 1991
Sav Farrow Sav Farrow ...  Pvt. Martini 2 episodes, 1991
Wendy Feder Wendy Feder ...  Maggie Calhoun 2 episodes, 1991
Patrick Johnston Patrick Johnston ...  Boston Custer 2 episodes, 1991
Eric Lawson Eric Lawson ...  Fred Gerard 2 episodes, 1991
Jay Bernard Jay Bernard ...  Congressman 2 episodes, 1991
Kimberly Guerrero ...  Kate Bighead 2 episodes, 1991
Russ Walks Russ Walks ...  Autie Reed 2 episodes, 1991
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ...  Sitting Bull 2 episodes, 1991
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The life of George Armstrong Custer comes alive in this made for television movie. Written by K.L

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Two great warriors. One final confrontation. The last great battle for the American Frontier.


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1991 (USA) See more »

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Son of the Morning Star See more »

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Trivia

The low ratings this mini-series garnered during its initial 1991 broadcast had ABC executives re-think and eventually pull the plug on the Civil War epic "The Killer Angels", which they planned to produce and air. This decision led to Ted Turner picking up the project, renaming it Gettysburg (1993), and releasing it in theaters. See more »

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While in a tent on the plains with his wife Libby, Custer complains to her that he is 'only a colonel'. In fact, Custer was a lieutenant colonel (LC) at the time, and should have used that complete rank title in this conversation. Although the one word 'colonel' may be used informally to denote an LC, in this case Custer's complaint was specifically directed at his actual rank, so he should have used its full title. (Incidentally, Custer had reached the temporary rank of major general during the Civil War. But like many general officers of that conflict, he reverted to a lower permanent rank after the war ended. It is out of respect for his former higher rank that several fellow 7th Cavalry troopers in the movie address him as 'general'). See more »

Quotes

George Armstrong Custer: [Upon realizing he had ran into Crazy Horse's warriors] Oh God. This is not the end of the village. This is the middle!
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Featured in Legends of the West (1992) See more »

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I must retract former comments about Gary Cole as Gen. G.A.Custer
23 August 2007 | by ksimon-5See all my reviews

I have just finished a fairly comprehensive study of Gen. G.A.Custer and the Battle of the Little Big Horn, that included virtually ALL of the current historical literature on GAC & LBH, and a TOUR of the actual Little Bighorn Battlefield in Montana. I therefore must not merely amend my previous comments but retract them all together. Gary Cole gives us an EXCELLENT and more historically accurate picture of this still controversial military officer, than ANY other actor before. Mr. Cole's GAC is much more real, human, complex and therefore accurate picture than say Errol Flynn's famous but almost comic-book character. Over all the attention to detail and historical accuracy is quite apparent in this excellent movie. Gary, sorry about my previous comments.....and oh yes I'm the one who probably needs riding lesson's not you. My High School students REALLY enjoyed your version of "Autie" Custer. I continue to highly recommend (and LEND) this outstanding movie to other American History teachers at my High School. Gary Cole does the "Boy General" PROUD.

Thanks: Kevin John Simon Miami, Florida


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