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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
Kevin McNulty ...
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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This movie first aired on TV less than one week after Sidney Poitier celebrated his 68th birthday. See more »

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Drusilla: I'm sorry, but I'm not having bastards, thank you. There's too many in the world as it is.
Drusilla: I kind of hate to hear you talking about bastards. I happen to be one.
Drusilla: So am I. That's why I'm not having any.
Gypsy Smith: I'm not the marrying kind.
Drusilla: Well, I am!
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Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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13 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't know what film or version Jeff saw, but this entire film was awesome, not just Poitier and Going. The story was riveting, suspenseful and engaging. And for the guy complaining about historical accuracy, get real. Yes there were some Black deputy marshals in the Indian territory, but they had no authority to arrest Whites outside of Indian territory. As a rule, they did not "patrol" but exercised warrants on criminals only. I did find it odd that Corby didn't seem to have "any' Indian friends. I know their numbers were diminished but it still strikes me as strange. Even as Corby returned to his people, his Indian cohorts remain faceless and nameless.


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