Dances with Wolves

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Dances with Wolves is a 1990 epic western film based on the book of the same name which tells the story of a Civil War-era United States Army lieutenant who travels to the American frontier to find a military post, and his dealings with a group of Sioux Indians.

Developed by director/star Kevin Costner over five years, with a budget of only $22 million, the film has high production values[1] and won 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.[2] Much of the dialogue is in the Lakota language with English subtitles. It was shot in South Dakota and Wyoming.

It is credited as a leading influence for the revitalization of the Western genre of filmmaking in Hollywood.

In 2007, Dances with Wolves was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."[3]



After being injured in the American Civil War and receiving a citation for bravery, First Lieutenant John J. Dunbar (Kevin Costner) is awarded Cisco, the horse who carried him in battle, as well his choice of posting. Dunbar requests a transfer to the western frontier so he can see it "before it's gone."

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