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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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The White Earthquake is Here! See more »

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Hunt to Kill  »

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Trivia

This movie was premiered just under a year after Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) was first released. 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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Featured in 100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994) See more »

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Authentic sounding language
18 March 2000 | by (Rialto, Ca.) – See all my reviews

The thing about the White Buffalo itself is pretty hokey, the buffalo is really not scary enough to give anybody nightmares. What makes this movie a standout are the supporting roles by Stuart Whitman, Kim Novak, Jack Warden, etc. Also it's great to see Will Sampson as Crazy Horse. However the best thing about this movie is the language. Words like "flummoxed" appear. It's how I imagine people in the 1870's would have talked in the American West. I cannot recall another Western where language has been put to better use.


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