The Cherokee Kid (1996)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Western  |  14 December 1996 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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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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In The Old West, You Had To Be Real Hard, Real Tough, Or A Little Crazy... He Was All Three. See more »


Comedy | Western

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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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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 »


Nat Love aka Deadwood Dick: Every time you shoot at someone, plan on dying.
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Referenced in Pi (1998) See more »

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Fun And Colorful Comedic Adventure
27 December 2009 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

Bumbling Sinbad sets out to avenge the murder of his parents years earlier by villainous railroad boss James Coburn. Failing miserably the first time around, he learns to fight, shoot, and survive from mountain man Burt Reynolds and notorious bandit Ernie Hudson, before taking on Coburn a second time.

Winning performances by the endlessly glib Sinbad and scene-stealers Reynolds and A. Martinez, along with some genuinely funny moments and some good action, make for a truly entertaining movie that surprisingly has a lot to say about friendship and loyalty.

The great all-star cast also includes Gregory Hines and Hal Williams. There's great chemistry at work here. Also, look fast for old-time black cowboy star Herb Jeffries in a non-speaking background role.

I really wish HBO Films were still making good movies like this!

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