Buffalo Bill and the Indians...Or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

06/11/1995
  |  Book Tickets: 16/06/1976
  |  Buy to Own: 06/11/1995
  |  100 min
Rated PG by the BBFC
Buffalo Bill and the Indians...Or Sitting Bull's History Lesson Film Poster

Synopsis

Fresh from the massive critical success of his 'Nashville', Robert Altman directed a star-studded cast - including Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Harvey Keitel and Geraldine Chaplin - in this semi-comic look at how the history of the West was rewritten. William F Cody is making a mint from his Wild West show, playing up to the image of the world-famous 'Buffalo Bill', providing the public with an image of the West which suits their taste for stories of bravery and adventure. But when Chief Sitting Bull refuses to play his role in the way that Cody wants it played, resisting the transformation of history into an adventure yarn, it prompts the company to think about the myth they have created.