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Fred Williamson (story)
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Release Date:
1 March 1977 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Fred Williamson ... Joshua

Cal Bartlett ... Jed (as Calvin Bartlett)
Brenda Venus ... Sam's Wife

Isela Vega ... Mexican Woman
Bud Stout ... Rex (as Budd Stout)
Henry Kendrick ... Sam
Ralph Willingham ... Weasle
Kathryn Jackson ... Martha, Josh's Mom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stonewall Jackson ... Pete, Raider (uncredited)
Stacey Newton ... 5th Raider (uncredited)
Neil Summers ... Sheriff (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry G. Spangler  (as Larry Spangler)
 
Writing credits
Fred Williamson (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Larry G. Spangler .... producer (as Larry Spangler)
Lee B. Winkler .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mike Irwin 
 
Film Editing by
James E. Nownes 
 
Production Management
Bob Manning .... production manager
 
Art Department
Steve Willenberg .... props
 
Sound Department
Craig Felburg .... sound mixer (as Creigh Felburg)
Don Widdows .... boom operator
 
Stunts
Tom Morga .... stunt coordinator
Neil Summers .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Eaplan .... second camera operator
Hank Grattan .... key grip
Robert Hopkins .... camera operator
Bobbie Isenbers .... camera assistant
Al York .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Chip Graramella .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Dusty Bryan .... production assistant
Ali Hassan .... auditor
Christine M. Loss .... script supervisor (as Christine Loss)
Larry G. Spangler .... presenter (as Larry Spangler)
 
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Runtime:
90 min
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Certification:
UK:12 | USA:R (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1977)
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Rex:Must get lonely riding out there all alone.
Joshua:I got my horse.
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Almost Perfect In Its Simplicity, 23 December 2004
Author: hokeybutt from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

JOSHUA: THE BLACK RIDER (3 outta 5 stars) I am almost tempted to give this movie 5 out of 5 stars because it is almost perfect in its simplicity... a western movie can't get much more straight-forward than this: a man's mother is killed... and he spends the rest of the movie tracking and killing the men who did it. But, really, the acting is kind of poor and the direction is uninspired. There isn't really much dialogue so you can't say the script was well-done. Also, the movie is kind of slow... but personally I don't usually count that as a flaw... I *like* movies that take their time. Fred Williamson plays the title character... the bounty hunter bent on revenge for his mama's demise. The bad guys kidnap a woman along the way and rape her a few times but by the movie's end she has inexplicably allied herself with one of her assailants. Practically the entire soundtrack of this movie is a 90 second piece of faux-spaghetti-western music that gets repeated again and again and again... towards the end of the movie it almost becomes comical when that same old theme is repeated yet again. I think you need to *really* be a fan of westerns to like this one.. otherwise you are probably going to be bored beyond belief.

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