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The Cherokee Kid (1996)

A child's parents are killed by a vicious land-grabber but years later the child grows into a man ready for revenge.


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Stagecoach Mary, Love GAng


When greedy land-grabber, Bloomington, destroys his family, Isaiah, knows nothing about the world, but vows to someday get revenge. He learns about good and evil by being forced to rob a bank and then capturing the gang. He learns how to live off the land from Otter Bob, the "Best Mountain Man in Texas". He learns about friendship and loyalty after saving the life of Cortina, the "Hero of the Mexican People". He learns how to shoot from Nat Love. He learns about love from Stagecoach Mary. It finally comes down to a showdown with the notorious Undertaker, who's working for Bloomington. But, there's something about The Undertaker that makes this worse since there's a rumor the he killed Isaiah's brother, Jedediah. Written by AzRanger

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He followed no rules. He lived by no laws. He had no clue. See more »


Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for Wild West violence, language and some sex-related material | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 December 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A cherokee kölyök  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


W. Earl Brown's character "Calloway" is named for the high school he went to, Calloway County High School in Murray, Ky. See more »


When the Cherokee kid and Nat Love are sitting in jail, first Nat is leaning against the wall by the cell door, then in the next shot he is leaning against the back wall. See more »


The Cherokee Kid: Now I know you don't want to go to heaven sober... so here's one for the road.
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Referenced in Pi (1998) See more »

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Western with a twist
7 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Cherokee Kid is a hoot from beginning to end with a little Burt Reynolds thrown in for good measure. A western told in flashback with narration by Jaun Cortina (A Martinez is hilarious in this over the top performance), you learn the story of Isaiah Turner from boy on the run from the land grabbing railroad tycoon (James Coburn) who murdered his mother to the man known as The Cherokee Kid, a gunfighter out for revenge and hunted by The Undertaker(Gregory Hines). He lives with Otter Bob (Burt Reynolds is almost unrecognizable but gives a great performance) learning the ways of the mountain man until he Bob is murdered by the men on Turner's trail. Isaiah then spends time in jail with Nat Love until they are sprung by Cortina and Isaiah follows Nat back to his hideout. There he learns to ride and shoot and earns the name The Cherokee Kid. He gains fame taking out Bloomington's banks and ends up getting killed in a shoot out with The Undertaker. The ending is a nice surprise with a very nicely choreographed gunfight. I enjoyed it very much and we pull it out of the collection to watch on a regular basis.

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