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Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)

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 »

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

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Driven By Love...And Bank Robbing

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Action | Crime | Western

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PG
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10 April 1974 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Referenced in The Omen Legacy (2001) See more »

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Thomasine and Bushrod
Written by Arthur Lee
Sung by Arthur Lee
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Great Movie
8 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie when it originally came out in 1974, and it was very entertaining. I can't believe it is not available for purchase. I know Max Julien wrote and produced it, but where's the movie? Max if you read this, please make this movie available. (not enough lines) repeat.... saw the movie when it originally came out in 1974, and it was very entertaining. I can't believe it is not available for purchase. I know Max Julien wrote and produced it, but where's the movie? Max if you read this, please make this movie available.

saw the movie when it originally came out in 1974, and it was very entertaining. I can't believe it is not available for purchase. I know Max Julien wrote and produced it, but where's the movie? Max if you read this, please make this movie available.


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