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War Party is a 1988 film directed by Franc Roddam and starring Billy Wirth and Kevin Dillon. Set in present-day Montana, it explores the tension and mistrust that can characterize interactions between Native Americans and White Americans.

War Party
War Party movie poster
Directed by Franc Roddam
Produced by John Daly
Derek Gibson
Bernard Williams
Written by Spencer Eastman
Starring Billy Wirth
Kevin Dillon
Music by Chaz Jankel
Cinematography Brian Tufano
Edited by Sean Barton
Distributed by Hemdale Film Corporation
Release date
September 15, 1988
Running time
99 minutes
Language English
Box office $657,190[1]



A group of re-enactors attempt to stage a 100th-anniversary battle between US Cavalry and Blackfeet Indians. Racial hostilities and a real gun lead to some all too real casualties, and three young Blackfeet men are caught in the middle. The film follows their flight for freedom in the face of an angry community which has mistakenly blamed them for the violence.



Filming largely took place on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Montana. A few scenes were filmed in Glacier National Park, in the town of Cut Bank, Montana and in the town of Choteau, MT.


  1. ^ "War Party (1989)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 

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