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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 ...
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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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Capt. Oren Draper
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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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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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Danny Glover leads good cast in Western film!
17 August 2008 | by (detroit, MI) – See all my reviews

The film "Buffalo Soldiers is very good and is a fictional account of some of the historical campaigns in the Western territories involving black US Cavalry troops, who were often pitted against American-Indian factions during this tumultuous time in U.S. history. It originally aired on TNT but is now available on DVD, recommended for those interested in modern Westerns, also American history, especially for students & young people. Danny Glover was involved as a producer. Timothy Busfield, Glynn Turman, Carl Lumbly all have good roles here. Michael Warren, Mykelti Williamson, and Tom Bower round out the cast. This is a little talked about part of American history, but it should be more widely known.


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