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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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The Untold Story of the Wild West See more »

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Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

Posse: A Vingança de Jessie Lee  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$18,290,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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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

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 »

Quotes

Mayor Bigwood: You boys will get a fair trial as God is my witness
Papa Joe: Is that the same God that witnessed you putting black folks into slavery and stealing Indians' land?
Mayor Bigwood: You ought to be working on saving your black soul.
Papa Joe: Shit. I'm working on saving my black ass.
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Crazy Credits

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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Features The Bronze Buckaroo (1939) See more »

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Ride of Your Life
Written by Mario Van Peebles
Performed by Vesta Williams (as Vesta)
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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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