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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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Driven By Love...And Bank Robbing See more »

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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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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 »

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Referenced in The Omen Legacy (2001) See more »

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Thomasine and Bushrod
Written by Arthur Lee
Sung by Arthur Lee
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Good for a laugh
30 November 2003 | by wllatimerSee all my reviews

This movie is very dated. It is so corny that we found ourselves laughing at the attempts to be "cool". The worst scene was when the couple played in a muddy river I expected to see them running through a grassy field in slow motion next. There isn't any resemblance to Bonny and Clyde except for the fact Thomasine is a female and Bushrod is a male. You might enjoy watching it as an example of the use of stereotypes in a movie or as a lesson in cinematic history. The photography was better than the rest of the movie.


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