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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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Penultimate film as a screenwriter for novelist-scriptwriter Richard Sale. Assassination (1987) was the last and both these movies starred Charles Bronson. 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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Referenced in Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981) See more »

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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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