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Boss Nigger (1975)

Two black bounty hunters ride into a small town out West in pursuit of an outlaw. They discover that the town has no sheriff, and soon take over that position, much against the will of the ... See full summary »

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Amos
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Jed Clayton
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Mayor Griffin
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Miss Pruitt
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Clara Mae (as Carmen Hayworth)
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Margarita
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Blacksmith
Sonny Robbins ...
Bad Foot
Don Hayes ...
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Jonathan Bahnks ...
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Sonny Cooper ...
Wash Lady
Phil Mead ...
Mayor's Man
Harry Luck ...
Uppity Man
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Two black bounty hunters ride into a small town out West in pursuit of an outlaw. They discover that the town has no sheriff, and soon take over that position, much against the will of the mostly white townsfolk. They raise hell, chase women, and milk the locals for cash, while waiting for the opportunity to get their man. Written by Infofreak

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White Man's Town... Black Man's Law! See more »

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Comedy | Western

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18 August 1975 (Sweden)  »

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This film was originally going to be shot on location in Tucson, Arizona, but this was ultimately dropped when it proved to be too expensive. See more »

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When Boss is being patched up by the good doctor, the doctor uses what appears to be medical tape to get the job done. However, medical tape was invented in the 1920's which was after the end of the Old West era. See more »

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Amos: Oh lord, another nigger.
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Featured in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

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Boss Nigger
vocal by Terrible Tom
orchestration by Mike Terry
music and lyrics written by Leon Moore and Tom Nixon
music production by Tom Nixon
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If you took all the jokes out of blazing saddles...
4 February 2014 | by (In a Chair in my room) – See all my reviews

Then this might be what you get in return.

Boss Negro (I'll use the politically correct term for this review) is the story of 2 African American slaves turned bounty hunters, named Boss and Amos. Fresh off their hate for white people, They ride into a white town hoping to collect rewards for some bounties they've killed. However, the position of sheriff in the town is available and Boss takes it, and implements new laws, such as a 20$ fine for using the well-known derogatory term for an African American, and a bunch of other laws.

Western movies are a dime a dozen, but there has rarely been a movie where the town's sheriff was a black man. I think Boss Negro does it very well, and it's worth a view.

9/10


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