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Incident at Oglala (1992)

This film describes the events surrounding a 1975 shootout at the Pine Ridge reservation in S. Dakota where two FBI agents were killed.

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Michael Apted
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Zigrossi Norman Zigrossi ... Himself - Former Assistant FBI Regional Head, South Dakota
Robert Sikma Robert Sikma ... Himself - Former Assistant U.S. Attorney
Darelle 'Dino' Butler Darelle 'Dino' Butler ... Himself (as Darrelle [Dino] Butler)
Bob Robideau Bob Robideau ... Himself
Norman Brown Norman Brown ... Himself
Leonard Peltier Leonard Peltier ... Himself (archive footage)
Duane Brewer Duane Brewer ... Himself - Former Goon Squad Member
Calvin Jumping Bull Calvin Jumping Bull ... Himself
William Muldrow William Muldrow ... Himself - U.S. Government Commission on Civil Rights
Dennis Banks ... Himself - Co-Founder American Indian Movement
James Abourezk James Abourezk ... Himself - Former U.S. Senator, South Dakota
Sam Loud Hawk Sam Loud Hawk ... Himself
Richard Wilson Richard Wilson ... Himself - Tribal Council Chairman (archive footage)
Severt Young Bear Sr. Severt Young Bear Sr. ... Himself (as Severt Young Bear)
John Trudell ... Himself - National Spokesperson, American Indian Movement
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Storyline

On June 26, 1975, during a period of high tensions on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, two FBI agents were killed in a shootout with a group of Indians. Although several men were charged with killing the agents, only one, Leonard Peltier, was found guilty. This film describes the events surrounding the shootout and suggests that Peltier was unjustly convicted. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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A murder. A mystery. A mockery of justice.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$536,848
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Mono

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Color
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Trivia

Michael Apted first learned of Leonard Peltier's story while he was researching for his thriller Thunderheart (1992). See more »

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Featured in Rage Against the Machine (1997) See more »

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Sunrise
Written by John Trudell, Mark Shark, Milton 'Quiltman' Sahme (as Quiltman)
Performed by Milton 'Quiltman' Sahme (as Quiltman) and Mark Shark
The Peace Company / Schatzkamer Publishing / Quiltman Music
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Don't believe anyone who says that we don't have political prisoners.
17 October 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

With "Incident at Oglala", Robert Redford and Michael Apted exposed how American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier was unjustly convicted of murder. It was obvious that the whole thing was politically motivated. And regardless of who committed the murders, they were intimidating the Indians. And anyway, the white people stole the Indians' land to begin with, so the Indians had every right to stand up for themselves.

The point is that any time that the US government talks about freedom and democracy, it's pure hypocrisy. An innocent man sits in jail while thugs rule the White House. This is an important documentary for everyone.


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