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The White Buffalo (1977)

PG  |   |  Western  |  May 1977 (USA)
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At the closing of 1874 a haunted, dying Wild Bill Hickcock teams up with a grieving Crazy Horse to hunt a murderous albino buffalo.

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Charlie Zane
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Crazy Horse / Worm
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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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Scott Walker ...
Gyp Hook-Hand
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Storyline

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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Hunt to Kill  »

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

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When Worm (Will Sampson) gives a long gun to Charlie (Jack Warden), the boom microphone is visible. See more »

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Amos Bixby: In September of 1874 Wild Bill Hickcock came back to the Old West. I didn't place him then because he was wearing a different name and he had a strange bee in his bonnet, a deadly dream that was eating out his soul. A nightmare that he had to hunt down and face up to before it turned him into a raving maniac. I oughta know. I was there.
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One of the most enchanting movies I have ever seen.
6 August 2006 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

My movie book rates this movie as a Turkey. The critic should have watched it for what it was rather than trying to classify it. It wasn't really a western even though it had a similar setting. Both the lead characters were caricatures and not real. They told a simple story with embellishments, i.e. salty language - "no more hard tongue from you, Mr. Coxie or you'll deal with me". Train conductor: You have a cold in your head, Mr Otis, that never goes away. Poker Gen, etc, etc. Scene by scene it was a treat to watch. One surprise after another. Characters were excellent - Jack Warden, Kim Novak, Stuart Whitman, Will Sampson "We Will both solve the great mystery". All in all one of the best and most enchanting movies I have seen.


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