MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,231 this week

Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)

 -  Action | Crime | Western  -  10 April 1974 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 174 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 6 critic

A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee & Max Julien, Thomasine & Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 05 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 571 titles
created 10 Aug 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 14 Sep 2013
 
a list of 95 titles
created 19 Dec 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)

Thomasine & Bushrod (1974) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Thomasine & Bushrod.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin".

Director: Gordon Parks
Stars: Ron Leibman, David Selby, Sheila Frazier
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A playboy gets the tables turned on him when a party is arranged with all of the women he has been two-timing are in attendance.

Director: Lionel C. Martin
Stars: Bill Bellamy, Natalie Desselle Reid, Lark Voorhies
Hammer (1972)
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A dock worker becomes a prizefighter, but gets mixed up with a crooked manager. A sympathetic L.A. detective tries to set him straight, but he won't listen. His manager, who is also a drug ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce D. Clark
Stars: Fred Williamson, Bernie Hamilton, Vonetta McGee
Brothers (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Thinly disguised account of the relationship between radical black activist Angela Davis and Black Panther and prison inmate George Jackson, who was one of those killed in a failed 1971 prison breakout.

Director: Arthur Barron
Stars: Bernie Casey, Vonetta McGee, Ron O'Neal
Leadbelly (1976)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The life of Blues and folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, nicknamed Leadbelly is recounted. Covering the good times and bad from his 20s to 40s. Much of that time was spent on chain gangs in the... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks
Stars: Roger E. Mosley, Paul Benjamin, Madge Sinclair
Truck Turner (1974)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Truck is a bounty hunter who gets a job to track down a guy named Gator. When he and his partner find him, a chase ensues and Gator is killed. This makes Gator's woman, Dorinda, very angry ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto, Alan Weeks
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Ron O'Neal
Stars: Ron O'Neal, Roscoe Lee Browne, Sheila Frazier
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story, set in Kansas during the 1920s, covers less than a year in the life of a black teenager, and documents the veritable deluge of events which force him into sudden manhood. The ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parks
Stars: Kyle Johnson, Alex Clarke, Estelle Evans
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A numbers king pin tries to stay in business as the mafia and police close in around him.

Director: Bill Brame
Stars: Frank DeKova, Paul Harris, Frances E. Williams
Detroit 9000 (1973)
Crime | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.

Director: Arthur Marks
Stars: Hari Rhodes, Alex Rocco, Vonetta McGee
Melinda (1972)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A slick, smooth-talking, womanizing young black DJ falls hard for an enigmatic woman he's just met. Things take a turn for the worse, though, when she is found dead in his apartment. It ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh A. Robertson
Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Rosalind Cash, Vonetta McGee
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Gordon Parks
Stars: Avery Brooks, Roscoe Lee Browne, Gordon Parks
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Julien ...
J.P. Bushrod
...
Thomasine
...
U.S. Marshal Bogardie
...
Jomo J. Anderson
...
Pecolia
Joel Fluellen ...
Nathaniel
Jackson D. Kane ...
Adolph Smith
Bud Conlan ...
Mr. Tyler
Kip Allen ...
Jenkins
...
Scruggs
Herb Robins ...
Dodson
Harry Luck ...
Sheriff
Jason Bernard ...
Seldon
Paul Barby ...
Teller
Scott Britt ...
Frank
Edit

Storyline

A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee & Max Julien, Thomasine & Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American south between 1911 and 1915, pattern themselves after Robin Hood and hold the White Establishment as (a 'modern-day') Sheriff of Nottingham. Here's the clincher-- Thomasine and Bushrod steal from rich, white capitalists, then give to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites. Written by Ratiera L. Harrison

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Driven By Love...And Bank Robbing

Genres:

Action | Crime | Western

Certificate:

PG
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 April 1974 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Bushrod cuts down the two hanged kids, the harness part around their bodies is apparent where it connects to the rope's neck loop at the back of their shirt collars. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Omen Legacy (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Thomasine and Bushrod
Written by Arthur Lee
Sung by Arthur Lee
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Dull blaxploitation take on "Bonnie & Clyde"
26 March 2004 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Max Julian probably got this screenplay of his produced because of his success in "The Mack" the previous year, though the studio seems to have still had some reluctance because it was obviously made with a limited budget. Julian himself doesn't help things; he gives a really bland performance here, enough so that it may explain why he didn't act again in a motion picture for more than 20 years later! Vonetta McGee shows talent, though she never really gets to break out, even though the screenplay focuses much more on her character than Julian's. Perhaps she was beaten down by the drab storyline; there's not much exciting or really interesting here. Possibly it was originally even more long and dull, since the movie seems to have been extensively reworked in the editing room (take that long sepia-colored montage sequence, for example.) Pretty unmemorable - goes to show it's not always music rights that have prevented a video or DVD release of a movie.


7 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Vonetta McGee in Westerns...awesome leamond-allen
Discuss Thomasine & Bushrod (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?