Calder Willingham [based on the novel by Thomas Berger]
Harry Stradling, Jr.
Hoffman (Jack Crabb), Faye Dunaway (Mrs. Pendrake), Martin Balsam (Allardyce T. Merriweather), Richard Mulligan (Gen. George Custer), Chief Dan George (Old Lodge Skins),
Jeff Corey (Wild Bill Hickok)
120-year-old man recounts over his life's adventures, being raised by Native American Indians and fighting with General Custer at the battle of Little Big Horn.
far from Hoffman's best performance and vast amount of the film feeling throwaway, this western drama has some good moments, especially in the scenes involving Chief Dan George, easily the best
performance on show.
length of the film is quite excessive, but it really is a wild tale.