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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)
Clifford A. Pellow ...
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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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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Kim Novak:  As Mrs. Poker Jenny Schermerhorn. See more »

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When Charlie Zane (Jack Warden) is riding through the mini avalanche in the gully, the same scene of him and his horse dodging by a big rock is shown twice, the second time from a slightly different angle. See more »

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[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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White Buffalo Not A White Elephant
9 March 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was amazed that this film was on the bottom 20 IMDB list of westerns! Like Darrell1969, I too love this movie. Maybe Bronson was not the best choice for Wild Bill, (although he is a fine western star,) but the sets, dialogue, and the entire western/horror mood of this film are just great. If the buffalo is not 100% lifelike, well, just show me some CGI special effects that don't look fake! I would rather see the jerky robotic White Buffalo than some cartoon creature that looks like it hopped out of a Super Mario game! The frontier dialogue was the best and most realistic since 'True Grit', and the whole movie maintained a sense of wild west myth and strangeness. If you like westerns with a touch of dark, gothic mood, by all means watch The White Buffalo.


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