Last of the Dogmen
Last of the Dogmen is a 1995 Western adventure film set in the mountains of northwest Montana near the Idaho and Canadian borders, in which a bounty hunter pursues escaped convicts into a remote region and encounters an unknown band of Dog Soldiers from a tribe of Cheyenne Indians.
- Written and directed by Tab Murphy.
- What's an Indian boy who don't speak a word of English doing out in the middle of nowhere, sixty miles from the nearest town?
- Dynamite? It's like wine, it only gets better with age.
- I've seen this place reduce grown men to tears. It ain't no place for a woman.
- I told you to watch your step! You're not in a classroom! Out here one little mistake will get you killed.
- Could you promise me something? No matter how bad it gets, no matter what happens... don't let them eat my dog.
- Rule number one, Briggs: never take your eyes off the suspect.
Professor Lillian Diane Stone
- Look, Elvis is dead, the government is not hiding UFOs, and there are no Cheyenne soldiers living in the Oxbow.
- It's a little disconcerting to realize that the smartest member of our expedition's the dog.
- Lillian Sloan: [after Tracker Lewis Gates hands her an arrow] So, where'd you find this?
- Lewis Gates: In the Oxbow.
- Lillian Sloan: The Oxbow. Wasn't that just in the news? Something about convicts?
- Lewis Gates: Yeah, I'm the guy they hired to find them.
- Lillian Sloan: Bounty hunter?
- Lewis Gates: Please, civil servant. It sounds a little less...
- Lillian Sloan: Barbaric?
- Lillian Sloan: You know what this is?
- Lewis Gates: Well, call it a wild guess. An arrow?
- Lillian Sloan: A Cheyenne arrow, Dog Soldier to be exact.
- Lewis Gates: Dog Soldier?
- Lillian Sloan: Within the Cheyenne tribe there used to be a military society made up of the strongest and bravest men. They were fierce fighters — unyielding. They called themselves Chotometnea — dogmen. The cavalry called them dog-soldiers — and they were suicide soldiers — they often acted as rear-guard, a sort of sacrificial decoy so the rest of the tribe could escape.
- Lewis Gates: Why are you being so goddamn pigheaded?
- Lillian Sloan: Because I'm goddamn good at it!
- Lillian Sloan: You're really in your element out here aren't you?
- Lewis Gates: I like the solitude. Lately, seems the only time I'm at ease is when I've got a hundred miles between me and the rest of humanity.
- Lillian Sloan: Sounds like you were born about a century too late.
- Lillian Sloan: There's been plenty of men, some worked out and some didn't, it just always had to be on my terms.
- Lewis Gates: Lady, if I was born a century too late, you were definitely born a century too early.
- Lewis Gates: Why Indians?
- Lillian Sloan: Oh, because I admire them. And because we owe them a tremendous debt.
- Lewis Gates: How's that?
- Lillian Sloan: Well, they gave us romance, myths, legends. They gave us a history. The Indians shaped the character of our entire nation.
- Lewis Gates: We picked a hell of a way to say thank you, didn't we?
- Lillian Sloan: What happened was inevitable. The way it happened was unconscionable.
- Lewis Gates: You wanna go back?
- Lillian Sloan: Yes. I'm an anthropologist, not Daniel Boone.
- Lewis Gates: What are you telling him?
- Lillian Sloan: I told him we come in a good way, in peace. I also told him you were a great warrior who wasn't afraid to fight them all single-handedly.
- Lewis Gates: You've got to be kidding.
- Lillian Sloan: The Cheyenne admire bravery. Let's just hope they don't put you to the test.
- Lewis Gates: If they do, I'm coming after you first.
- Lillian Sloan: He's leader of the dog soldiers: next in line to be chief.
- Lewis Gates: I guess it takes a real man to shoot a dog.
- Lillian Sloan: You should be happy they didn't eat him. Oh, didn't I tell you? That's the other reason they're called dog soldiers.
- Lewis Gates: You're not gonna walk around naked in the morning, are you?
- Professor Lillian Stone: I'll try to restrain myself.
- A man facing a mystery. A woman searching for the past.
Together they chase a legend.
- A secret lost in time for over 130 years is about to be discovered.
- A People Lost In Time. An Adventure They Will Never Forget.
- Two People. One Mystery.
Hidden For A Hundred Years.
- Between past and present
mystery and magic
lives the legend.
- Tom Berenger - Lewis Gates
- Barbara Hershey - Prof. Lillian Diane Sloan
- Kurtwood Smith - Sheriff Deegan
- Steve Reevis - Yellow Wolf
- Andrew Miller - Briggs
- Gregory Scott Cummins - Sears
- Mark Boone Junior - Tattoo