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Thomasine & Bushrod (1974)

A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee & Max Julien, Thomasine & Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American ... See full summary »

Director:

Gordon Parks Jr.

Writer:

Max Julien
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Julien ... J.P. Bushrod
Vonetta McGee ... Thomasine
George Murdock ... U.S. Marshal Bogardie
Glynn Turman ... Jomo J. Anderson
Juanita Moore ... Pecolia
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Nathaniel
Jackson D. Kane Jackson D. Kane ... Adolph Smith
Bud Conlan Bud Conlan ... Mr. Tyler
Kip Allen Kip Allen ... Jenkins
Ben Zeller ... Scruggs
Herb Robins ... Dodson
Harry Luck Harry Luck ... Sheriff
Jason Bernard ... Seldon
Paul Barby Paul Barby ... Teller
Scott Britt Scott Britt ... Frank
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A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonette McGee & Max Julien, Thomasine & Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American south between 1911 and 1915, pattern themselves after Robin Hood and hold the White Establishment as (a 'modern-day') Sheriff of Nottingham. Here's the clincher-- Thomasine and Bushrod steal from rich, white capitalists, then give to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites. Written by Ratiera L. Harrison

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Known to Have Many Friends Among Indians, Mexicans, Poor Whites and Other Colored People. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Western

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1974 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

When Bushrod cuts down the two hanged kids, the harness part around their bodies is apparent where it connects to the rope's neck loop at the back of their shirt collars. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Omen Legacy (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Thomasine and Bushrod
Written by Arthur Lee
Sung by Arthur Lee
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It is Blaxploitation, but nothing wrong with that.
27 August 2011 | by drtturnerSee all my reviews

Amazing how you can see a movie, not think of it for a decade or even 2, but then remember some parts. The ending was so special and I called it right before it happened making me think I saw it years ago. My claim that it is blaxploitation comes in way of looking at the clown white sheriff and looking at how our 2 heroes can ride in a car that goes 4 miles per hour and escape all bullets as if mythical characters, a trademark of blaxploitation super hero films. Even though Glenn Thurman is in this one, the film would have had a bigger push, following and lasting impact had a James Earl Jones or Rosie Grier been secured in the lead role. As it stands, the actors involved did an admirable job.


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