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Buck and the Preacher (1972)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, Western  |  17 March 1972 (West Germany)
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A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

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Buck
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Preacher
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Ruth
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Deshay
Denny Miller ...
Floyd
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Madam Esther
John Kelly ...
Sheriff
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Headman
Bobby Johnson ...
Man Who Is Shot
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Kingston
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Cudjo
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Sarah
Doug Johnson ...
Sam
Errol John ...
Joshua
Kenneth Menard ...
Little Henry (as Ken Menard)
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A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

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The fight was against the raiders... but the feud was between themselves!


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Der Weg der Verdammten  »

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First time director Sidney Poitier took over the job from Joseph Sargent when he became dissatisfied with the film's point of view. See more »

Goofs

When Buck eats part of Belafonte's rabbit the meat was white. Wild rabbits don't have white meat, only dark. See more »

Quotes

The Preacher: Buck, you're just one man.
Buck: But I gave them my word.
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Not a comedy
8 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't understand how someone could classify this film as a "comedy". It did have it's comedic moments, but no more than any other Western or Drama. Then that false comment ends up on the front page of the IMDb? Weird. This was a first rate Western by any standard. At a time when Hollywood had no interest in making such films. Blaxploitation films and comedies were the rules of the day. Poitier makes a great cowboy and fine director here. I suspect the reason this film is/was not more popular is that there were so few good guys of the White persuasion. The one fair and honest White man was the town Sheriff, who was quickly killed off by another White man for this very reason.


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