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Joshua (1976)

 -  Drama | Western  -  1 March 1977 (USA)
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A black soldier returns from fighting for the Union in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to track down and kill the men who killed his mother.

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Jed (as Calvin Bartlett)
Brenda Venus ...
Sam's Wife
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Mexican Woman
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Rex (as Budd Stout)
Henry Kendrick ...
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Ralph Willingham ...
Weasle
Kathryn Jackson ...
Martha, Josh's Mom
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A black soldier returns from fighting for the Union in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to track down and kill the men who killed his mother.

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Rex: Must get lonely riding out there all alone.
Joshua: I got my horse.
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Not Horrible! Just standard.
7 May 2004 | by (Browntown) – See all my reviews

This really isn't as bad as the other review makes it sound. It does have a simple plot, and actually moves along fairly quick. Not much time is spend on any sort of character development, but we've all seen these types of characters in every other western anyhow. It's true that there is not a lot of dialog from Fred Williamson, but his character (Joshua) is a lone cowboy sneaking along quietly through the desert. What would he say? And to who? The film has a real nice gritty Italian look to it and its starkness works fairly well with the story. It's not going to be the greatest movie you've ever seen but it's interesting enough to watch once. I saw this on DVD which was made for a letter boxed version. They didn't shrink the image or pan and scan etc. So sometimes the picture is cut off a little. It was slightly annoying to watch.


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