Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide—and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
- Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
- Studio: Tig Productions, Majestic Films International, Allied Filmmakers
- Keyword: countryside, based on novel or book, culture clash, desertion, mutiny, wolf, language barrier, self-discovery, dakota, buffalo, friendship, unsociability, freedom, tennessee, kansas, usa, sioux, native american, snow, pawnee tribe, 19th century, lakota, bison, early america
- Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Tantoo Cardinal