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The White Buffalo (1977)

 -  Western  -  May 1977 (USA)
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In this strange western version of JAWS, Wild Bill Hickok hunts a white buffalo he has seen in a dream. Hickok moves through a variety of uniquely authentic western locations - dim, filthy,... See full summary »

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Charlie Zane
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Crazy Horse / Worm
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Mrs. Poker Jenny Schermerhorn
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Whistling Jack Kileen
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Winifred Coxy
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Abel Pickney (Stage Driver)
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Amos Briggs (Undertaker)
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Cassie Ollinger
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Tim Brady (Bartender)
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Pete Holt (Sheriff, Cheyenne, Wyoming) (as Cliff Pellow)
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Amos Bixby (Train Conductor / narrator) (as Douglas V. Fowley)
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Tom Custer
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Gyp Hook-Hand
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In this strange western version of JAWS, Wild Bill Hickok hunts a white buffalo he has seen in a dream. Hickok moves through a variety of uniquely authentic western locations - dim, filthy, makeshift taverns; freezing, slaughterhouse-like frontier towns and beautifully desolate high country - before improbably teaming up with a young Indian named Crazy Horse to pursue the creature. Written by Bernard Keane <BKeane2@email.dot.gov.au>

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Two legendary enemies unite to fight the charging white beast!! See more »

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John Carradine:  As undertaker Amos Briggs. See more »

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The support apparatus for the mechanical buffalo is clearly visible during some charging scenes. See more »

Quotes

Wild Bill Hickok: What are Crows doin' in Sioux territory?
Charlie Zane: Probably heard about the white buff on the moccassin telegraph.
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9 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I love this film and have done for going on 20 years - it was the film that first turned me on to Charles Bronson and I've been a fan ever since.

First time as a youngster seeing it the suspense was almost unbearable and the buffalo really isn't that bad considering it was over 25 years ago.

Buffalo scenes aside, the film scores for realism with believable characters, settings and dialogue.

Bronson turns in a fine performance and although I love most of his films, this remains one of my favourites.


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