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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Posse: A Vingança de Jessie Lee  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$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

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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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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Referenced in Showdown at the Dirt Cheap Liquor & Grocery (2016) See more »

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One Night of Freedom
Written by Shydi Evans and Damian Johnson
Performed by B.B.O.T.I. (Badd Boyz of the Industry)
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Good idea badly executed
7 July 2001 | by (Kent, England) – See all my reviews

An awful film; badly written, badly acted, cliched, hackneyed, dross. The premise is such a good one and a chance to educate about black cowboys but the film is truly dire. It is a curious mix of a bad 1950's Randolph Scott B movie and a bad 1970's spaghetti western. The villains are cardboard, the flashbacks laughable, the dialogue excruciating.

The deliberate anachronisms (such as 'Victorian' rap singers and modern swear words like "motherf****er"), are irritating to the extreme.

A Frankenstein monster that died on the lab table.


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