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Buffalo Soldiers (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History | Western  -  7 December 1997 (USA)
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Fact based story about the all-black US Cavalry Troop H which protected the Western territories in post Civil War times. The story focuses on the troops attempts to capture an Apache ... See full summary »

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Lamont Bentley ...
Cpl. Sea
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Gen. Pike
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Maj. Robert Carr
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Sgt. Washington Wyatt
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Col. Benjamin Grierson
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Andrew Boyer
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John Horse
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Sgt. Joshua 'Joyu' Judges Ruth
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Cpl. Eddie Tockes
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Cpl. William Christy
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Cpl. Roseman Lloyd
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Fact based story about the all-black US Cavalry Troop H which protected the Western territories in post Civil War times. The story focuses on the troops attempts to capture an Apache warrior named Vittorio who slaughters the settlers in New Mexico. The film examines the racial tensions that existed between the black soldiers and some of the white soldiers and the truths about the Indian invaders. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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From slaves to free men. From free men to soldiers. From soldiers to legends.

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Drama | History | Western

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Bufalo vojnici  »

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The scene when the soldiers are singing "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" while burying an officer is erroneous. The year the movie depicts is 1880. Thomas Dorsey, known as the "Father of Black Gospel Music" and the composer of the song, was born in 1899, nineteen years later, and he hadn't written the song until 1932. See more »

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Sgt. Wyatt: When an enemy praises an enemy, the smart man listens.
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enjoyable yet irritating
16 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film may be a tribute to the African American soldiers but at times it is almost racist. All white men are portrayed as evil while all buffalo soldiers are noble. Even the scout is a black Seminole which is not historically accurate as most scouts at this time were recruited from reservation apaches. the movie also has African American soul music playing over some of the scenes. the movie itself is exciting and a good way to spend a Saturday afternoon but it gets bogged down in the trumpeting of the black soldiers as 'nobler' than their white counterparts.

if you want a realistic portrayal of the Apache wars watch 'Ulzana's Raid' with Burt Lancaster or 'The Missing' with Tommy Lee Jones

Overall i found this movie enjoyable but irritating at times. it is full of 1990's political correctness but could do with this being played down a bit.


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