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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Did You Know?
The meaning and relevance of this movie's title, The White Buffalo
(1977), is that a white buffalo (or white buck) are synonyms for an albino buffalo. However, a white buffalo can also indicate a bison-cattle crossbreed (a beefalo) or a leucistic buffalo which has white fur with blue eyes. Some buffalo are born white due to a genetic condition but their fur turns brown within a couple of years. In the film, it is a white buffalo that haunts Charles Bronson
's Wild Bill Hickok character and he goes out to face his fears and kill such a beast. See more
The support apparatus for the mechanical buffalo is clearly visible during some charging scenes. See more
When you get through planting them two, I got three more customers (bodies) for you inside the coach. And I believe they got enough money to pay for their own box.
That's right kindly of you, Abel. You better lay them out in the snow until I get back. That will keep them fresh.
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