One of several high-profile films that marked Hollywood's conspicuous return to the western in 1993, GERONIMO offers a grim, hero-less revision of the genre.
Fresh from West Point, Lt. Britton Davis (Matt Damon) serves under Lt. Gatewood (Jason Patric), an ex-Confederate who knows and reveres the infamous Apache warrior Geronimo (Wes Studi). Gatewood convinces the warring Chiricahua Apache to surrender to the "White-eye" army and take up farming on
an Arizona reservation. When an army party led by Chief of Scouts Al Sieber (Robert Duvall) comes to arrest, and mistakenly kills, The Dreamer--an Apache medicine man who prophesies rebellion--a massacre ensues. Ger...