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Children of the Dust (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Western  -  26 February 1995 (USA)
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Gypsy Smith, is a gunfighter and a bounty hunter. When he leads the US army into a Cheyenne camp to capture a suspected Indian renegade, a long train of events begins that finally lead to ... See full summary »

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Gypsy Smith
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John Maxwell
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Rachel
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Shelby Hornbeck
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Drusilla
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Corby / White Wolf
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Aunt Bertha
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Rose
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Dexter
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Nora Maxwell
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Sonny Boy (as John Pyper Ferguson)
Byron Chief-Moon ...
Chief Walks-The-Clouds
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Sheriff Harriman
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Gypsy Smith, is a gunfighter and a bounty hunter. When he leads the US army into a Cheyenne camp to capture a suspected Indian renegade, a long train of events begins that finally lead to that 'good day to die'. White Wolf, only a child, is one of the few survivors of the massacre of his tribe that day, and Gypsy brings him to live with the Maxwell family, where he grows up not fully Indian and not really white but a bit too close to Rachel, the Maxwell daughter. And Gypsy now reappears, leading a group of Black settlers from the post-Civil War South to start a new life in a town of their own - Freedom in the Oklahoma Territory, its first black settlement. White Wolf (or Corby as a 'white' name') is now with his people, but all of these parts come back together in conflict, violence, loss, and Pyrric triumph. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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Rated R for areas of violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Originally shown in two parts. See more »

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Aunt Bertha: A woman's job is to grin and bear it.
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Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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A fine example of Billy Wirth's unique talent
3 June 2003 | by (Seminole, Florida) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best movies we have seen and we highly recommend it for it's exposure of the injustices of bigotry. Billy Wirth is an incomparable actor and truly awesome as Corby/White Wolf. However, felt the story would have been enhanced if his character had more scenes. This is a movie that can be watched over and over without tiring.


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