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Buffalo Soldiers (1997)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  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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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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7 December 1997 (USA)  »

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Filmed in southwestern Arizona in and near the Chiricahua Mountains National Monument, this was the actual land patrolled, protected, and fought in by the famed 10th Cavalry. This all black unit is celebrated at Ft. Huachuca at the Post Military Museum. Fort Huachuca has been in continuous operations since 1877, one of the oldest U.S. Army forts in existence. See more »

Goofs

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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Gen. Pike: Keep your troops back, Captain Calhoun. Parade regulations - colored companies fifteen yards behind whites.
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Pleased...not disappointed
16 January 2010 | by (Enfield, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Picking this movie up from the library shelf, I didn't read anything on the box about it being historically accurate or factual so I didn't expect to get a history lesson by watching it. For a one hundred minute made for TV movie I wasn't at all disappointed, and felt entertained for the time I invested in it. Besides being filmed on location, it appeared a good effort was made in the uniform and prop department and it did not have a Hollywood look or feel to it. I would recommend this movie to those who like westerns; and don't have an eye and ear for knowing it all, or watch movies for their political or social messages. I did notice that their 1873 Colt's had the wrong frame for the time period, and the cylinders weren't beveled as they should have been, but I guess we all have to find fault somewhere, even us simple mined folk. Watch it, and enjoy it for what it is.


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