SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TALE

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Release Date: October 28, 1994

Starring: Adam Beach, Mandy Patinkin,
Eric Schweig, & Michael Gambon

Genre: Historical Adventure Drama

Audience: Adults & teenagers

Rating: Not rated at the time of
publication (should be PG)

Runtime: 100 minutes

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures/Walt
Disney Company

Director: Xavier Koller

Executive Producer: Don Carmody

Producer: Kathryn Galan

Writer: Darlene Craviotto & Bob Dolman

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Content:

(C, V, M) Christian worldview espousing forgiveness, love for one's enemies, helping those in need, prayer, & attributing God as Creator, Sustainer & Giver of life; action violence relative to story (nothing gory or gratuitous); and, very minor elements (Indian customs) that could be interpreted loosely as spiritism, but not intended as such.

Summary:

The exciting historical-adventure drama, SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TALE, tells the amazing legend of a Native American Indian and his enslavement at the hands of English traders, his daring escape and his miraculous return to his New England homeland where he risks his life for peace and helps Pilgrim settlers survive in the early 1600s. Disney's SQUANTO is free of offensive content -- save for appropriate action violence -- and contains an exceptionally positive portrayal of Christian belief and principles.

Review:

The exciting historical-adventure drama, SQUANTO: A WARRIOR'S TALE, tells the amazing legend of a Native American Indian and his enslavement at the hands of English traders, his daring escape into the English countryside and his miraculous return to his New England homeland where he risks his life for peace and helps Pilgrim settlers survive in the early 1600s. Adam Beach stars as Squanto, a brave young warrior who is captured and taken to England by deceitful traders shortly after his marriage to the beautiful princess Nakooma.

This wonderful Disney movie is free of offensive content -- save for appropriate action violence -- and contains an exceptionally positive portrayal of Christian belief. Friendship, selfless love and reverence for God are portrayed beautifully. Technically speaking, the photography is stunning, and the action is daring and exciting. The story is wonderful, and the acting performances are outstanding. Adam Beach, as Squanto, is the first Native American Indian to be cast in the lead role of a major motion picture, and he is phenomenal. All the elements of this fine movie work exceptionally well. SQUANTO is sure to be a top-10 pick.

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