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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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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

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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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$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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An American flag with 50 stars is visible. 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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References Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) See more »

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If I Knew Him at All
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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