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Posse (1993)

R | | Western | 14 May 1993 (USA)
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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Obobo (as Tiny Lister)
Lana (as Salli Richardson)
Vesta Williams ...
Vera (as Vesta)


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

14 May 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Posse: A Vingança de Jessie Lee  »

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Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)


$18,290,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


The opening and closing shots feature all six members of Jesse Lee's posse posing together for a photograph (The Storyteller uses the picture to introduce the characters). All six characters are never on screen together and Father Time is introduced just as Angel is killed. See more »


Colonel Graham: Jesse, did you know that this man is the last surviving member of the Mo-Tee-Sah tribe? Yes! The Mo-Tee-Sah tribe. I'll show you.
[picks up coffee cup]
Weezie: [picks up coffee pot] Mo' Tea, sah?
Colonel Graham: I'm sorry I didn't hear you.
Weezie: Mo' Tea, sah?
Colonel Graham: No, thank you.
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Crazy Credits

There are scenes from the film, historical photographs of black cowboys, posters of early back westerns and clips from two early black westerns and "Once Upon A Time in the West' seen behind the closing credits. See more »


If I Knew You at All
Written by Joseph Vitarelli
Performed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield
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Not the best - but it's a start.....
14 March 1999 | by (Detroit, MI) – See all my reviews

Ok, maybe Posse can't compare to other popular cowboy/western movies. But that's because it didn't have the FUNDING those movies had. Obviously, whenever you want to produce a story such as this one, focusing on African American historical involvement (and NO, servants and 'mammies' are not historical involvement), Hollywood isn't going to be too supportive. And believe me they weren't. The producers and actors sacrificed a lot of 'out of pocket' expenses to make "Posse", just so that the story could be told. I think that alone is commendable. Posse may not be Oscar material (and they don't like Black media too much either), but it is a start. It is entertaining, and it introduces us to the black cowboy, a character most of us are unfamiliar with.

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