The producer and original director Burt Kennedy had creative differences. The producer then fired him and replaced him with Steve Carver. It was the only time Kennedy was ever fired from a movie. Most of the footage on the screen is his. See more »
The narrator states that, "free men and women" from Africa were enslaved for the Americas. In fact slave traders purchased slaves from their African owners. See more »
Overall this is a fair film. Maybe not fair to history or the actors. Ken Norton asking Yaphet Kotto if he had let Sophie touch his snake was very amusing. The use of N word has to be at least a hundred times. I found the film to be in bad taste and not for any purpose other than to exploit. At the end Warren Oates makes a statement that sums up the whole film. He says that slaves are unpredictable sometimes, just like some kind of mad critter. ** out of *****
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