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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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Hunt to Kill  »

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Trivia

Charles Bronson was about fifty-five years of age when he appeared in this movie. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[after their stagecoach is attacked, Hickok and Pickney check for casualties]
Wild Bill Hickok: This lady's walkin' the streets of glory.
Abel Pinkney: God damn! Blue Whistler musta caught her right in the third eye.
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Like the song by Ted Nugent, this movie rocks!
16 January 2006 | by (Rain City, Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

I admire this odd, surreal, western monster movie. It has elements of Moby Dick more than Jaws or anything else, with its various characters pushed onward by fate, following nightmares and omens to their respective destinies, which is what attracted me to it in the first place. It also features some of the greatest western slang I have ever had the pleasure to hear.I grew up in a rural Pacific Northwest lumber town--I know my redneck and cowboy talk and their attendant mannerisms--so trust me when I say that the dialog alone in this film makes it worth viewing. But you also get this giant monster buffalo and it gets a lot of opportunities to make an impression. I even would venture to praise some of the quick-cutting and crazy dolly shots used in conjunction the animatronic beast, which comes across rather well along with the bellowing roar it is given by the sound effects department and John Barry's ominous score.I have seen this film several times and the buffalo always surprises me by its effectiveness.A real sense of force and power and movement is conveyed. One of the more interesting Charles Bronson films of the 1970s.


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