Squanto: A Warrior's Tale

Directed by Xavier Koller. Starring Adam Beach, Sric Schweig, Michael Gambon, Nathaniel Parker, Alex Norton, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Stuart Pankin, Donal Donnelly, Mandy Patinkin.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Fri., Dec. 16, 1994

Here's a news flash: Native Americans get the shaft… again. This movie about the warrior Squanto, who, after his capture by the British in the early 1600s, subsequent enslavement, and shipwreck survival, shared survival techniques with the Pilgrims. Obviously, this was meant for a fall release, in order to tie in to Thanksgiving. But that never happened and Squanto is being dumped into the dollar houses -- never a good sign. I would expect a rather Disneyfied version of the Squanto legend but, then again, Disney is the studio that gave us this year's transvestite Ed Wood biopic.

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Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, Xavier Koller, Adam Beach, Sric Schweig, Michael Gambon, Nathaniel Parker, Alex Norton, Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, Stuart Pankin, Donal Donnelly, Mandy Patinkin

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