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Posse (1993)

R | | Western | 14 May 1993 (USA)
A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.

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A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Western

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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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14 May 1993 (USA)  »

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Posse: A Vingança de Jessie Lee  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$18,290,000 (USA)
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A production assistant was specifically assigned to follow Tone Loc around between set-ups as he constantly wandered off-set, usually to the craft service table. See more »

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There is a modern USA Flag (with 50 stars) flying outside the school in Freemanville. See more »

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Father Time: The Red Man ain't got no problem with the Black Man. As for you, White Boy, that's a whole different story. I mean, first you enslave the Black Man, exploit the Yellow Man, and then you kill off the Red Man so you can snatch up his land for railroads. Can I get a witness?
Obobo: Amen!
Jimmy J. 'Little J' Teeters: Well if I may approach the bench your Honor, first, I ain't ever personally enslaved nobody so, Time, you can kiss my White ass. Second of all, if there was a train coming through right now, I'd be on it and you'd be on ...
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This film is dedicated to the memory of Rev. King David Lee (1883-1979) and Abe Richardson (1861-1961) See more »

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Followed by Los Locos (1997) See more »

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If I Knew You at All
Written by Joseph Vitarelli
Performed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield
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could be good but style too much of a mess
3 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's 1898 Cuba. Buffalo Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 10th Cavalry Regiment led by Jessie Lee (Mario Van Peebles) are fighting in the Spanish American War. Sadistic Colonel Graham (Billy Zane) refuses to allow his men to retreat and forces Little J (Stephen Baldwin) to take command of the 10th. Graham sends them on a mission to rob Spanish gold but intends to kill them all afterward. Jessie, Obobo (Tiny Lister), Angel (Tone Loc) and Little J escape. With the help of Graham's long suffering aide Weezie (Charles Lane), they travel back to New Orleans with the dead bodies. Little J plays poker with Father Time (Big Daddy Kane) but rescues Father Time when he's caught cheating. Graham and his men find them and Angel is killed. The rest go on the run as wanted men.

It's a big loud mess. At times, it's a cool wild brash concoction. However the movie just wore me out. Director Mario Van Peebles is trying to squeeze so much into it that the movie crumbles under its weight. I do appreciate the push for black people into the western genre. That's not where this movie fails. Also everybody seems to be mugging for the camera with the exception of Peebles. The over-the-top style can be annoying if done incorrectly. Directors like Tarantino can back it up with better work and better dialog. The flashbacks feel like experimental film school style. The movie is too much of a mess.


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