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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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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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$10,000,000 (estimated)


$18,290,000 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


At the beginning, the man is describing a Colt "Peacemaker" pistol. The pistol he is holding in his hand and showing is actually a Remington 1875 pistol. See more »


Father Time: Mister... I don't know you. But when I get through with you, won't nobody know 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 »


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I Think to Myself
Written by Mike Fields and John Preziosa
Performed by 'Top Choice Clique'
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Very Good movie--if you leave your stereotypes, western biases, and prejudices at the door!
18 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not overly dramatic; most westerns aren't. Honestly, I thought it was better than Tombstone. Don't be a fuddy-duddy bigot and think all westerns have to be Caucasian-- if it's a good movie say so. Colonel Graham(Billy Zane, I think) is hyper funny in this movie--keeping your interest all the way. His bantering back and forth with Jesse(MarioVP), Lil Jay(Baldwin), and the others was something else! If you don't like Mario Van Peebles' movies, don't let that keep you from seeing this movie! I don't remember liking any other role that he does in any other movie(except possibly Mama Flora's Family), but I do give him an A for this. He acted "seriously" as a leader of men. If you only looked at Jesse Lee in this movie, you would be thinking that he's a Denzel or Hanks type actor. Then, add in Blair Underwood(He is the main Uncle Tom: Carver), Mario's real life dad(Melvin, I believe), Big Daddy Kane(father Time), Sheriff Bates, and "Denzel's wife" in Antwone Fisher/FBI agent in Ransom(Jesse Lee's lover). There are also other famous stars(Grier, VelJohnson, Hayes, etc.) in minor roles. Meteor Man once tried to do a similar thing(a lot of good to very good actors in one place), but that movie has nothing at all on this! It seems like everyone did a pretty good or better job. What's under the hood? It's a western that has humor, harmonious characters, and war between people just trying to survive(with only agility, amateur gun, and a few fast guns and able fighters on their side), and extremely racist people and their allies(with military weapons on their side). A few gunfighting scene seems a little surreal; most of them seems at least good. It also was well written. That being said, tiny parts appear to be illumatic in nature: the alternate religion and calling its doctrine the good book(bible has been called that) and crafting a king David(who had moralistic, but antibiblical beliefs). There are also 2 scenes of nudity(confined to the same area of the movie at about 1/2-2/3 way in): bathing in water and sex scene.

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