War Party (1988 film)

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War Party
War Party movie poster
Directed byFranc Roddam
Written bySpencer Eastman
Produced byJohn Daly
Derek Gibson
Bernard Williams
StarringBilly Wirth
Kevin Dillon
CinematographyBrian Tufano
Edited bySean Barton
Music byChaz Jankel
Distributed byHemdale Film Corporation
Release date
September 15, 1988
Running time
99 minutes
Box office$657,190[1]

War Party (released in the Philippines as Toy Soldiers Too) 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.


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.


The film was released in the United States on September 15, 1988. In the Philippines, the film was released as Toy Soldiers Too on July 3, 1992, connecting the film to the unrelated 1991 film Toy Soldiers.[2]


  1. ^ "War Party (1989)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-01-05.
  2. ^ "Opens Today". Manila Standard. Kamahalan Publishing Corp. July 3, 1992. p. 24. Retrieved June 9, 2020. A Film That Was Banned in Los Angeles to LA Riots.

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