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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)
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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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26 February 1995 (USA)  »

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Originally shown in two parts. See more »

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Boss Beeson: I'm going to hang you like they hung Bob. I might even let Nez here cut off your balls.
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Featured in The 47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1995) See more »

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But not a very good day for Sidney Poitier
9 February 2001 | by (Parsippany, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

I can imagine why he'd want to die, after starring in this rubbish. The man is incredible, but even Sidney Poitier couldn't save this tiresome morality play about racism in the old West. He and Joanna Going are both fantastic in this film: too bad the screenplay, co-stars, directing, and score couldn't match those two.


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