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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

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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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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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.


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