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Posse (1993)

 -  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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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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From the director of "New Jack City" See more »

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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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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$18,290,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Jesse Lee is fighting Colonel Graham in the burning building, the Colonel's eye-patch moves about between shots. See more »

Quotes

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 Him at All
Performed by Salli Richardson-Whitfield
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surreal unconventional Afro-American western

Visually stunning, extremely rich in detail, fast action sequences, innovative camera movements, and an historic interpretation of afro-americans settling in the west in the late 800's, this movie is highly unconventional. The more recent "Wild Wild West" has some similarities, "The Ballad of Cable Houge" comes to mind. Using comedy, fantasy, surrealism, the plot has a group of afro-americans traveling with a case of gold, chased by a posse. They join a settlement of afro-americans in the West, which while free by law, are reminded by the neighboring white towns that their liberty of action does not border out of their free town, and their law does not apply to white people. In a poignant scene, the only white man, who was in the original group of afro-americans with the case of gold, is brutally killed in public view by the white neighbors, almost to demonstrate that a white folk that joins the black folks has reached his lowest social status, lower that simply a black man, which by law cannot be killed without reason.


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