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Joshua (1976)

R | | Drama, Western | 1 March 1977 (USA)
A black soldier returns from fighting for the Union in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to track down and kill the men who killed his mother.

Director:

Larry G. Spangler (as Larry Spangler)

Writer:

Fred Williamson (story and screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Fred Williamson ... Joshua
Cal Bartlett ... Jed (as Calvin Bartlett)
Brenda Venus Brenda Venus ... Sam's Wife
Isela Vega ... Maria
Bud Stout Bud Stout ... Rex (as Budd Stout)
Henry Kendrick ... Sam
Ralph Willingham Ralph Willingham ... Weasel
Kathryn Jackson Kathryn Jackson ... Martha - Josh's Mom
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A black soldier returns from fighting for the Union in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to track down and kill the men who killed his mother.

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Drama | Western

Certificate:

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Joshua: Five? I killed nearly twice that many in the war.
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Joshua he fought the battle
20 April 2011 | by froberts73See all my reviews

We've seen the vengeance-chase thing, the silent hero thing so many times and, with "Joshua" it's a case of here we go again, this time with lesser results.

Fred Williamson acquited himself well, but the rest of the cast could have used some bad guy acting lessons.

The music could have used less excess. At one point it sounded like somebody was just learning to play "Chopsticks."

Also unnecessary was the 'bosom' scene. We all knew she had one. Jeez! I must say they were more 'bazoom' than your everyday bosom.

The fight scene was quite something with sound effects unlike any ever heard before. It was weird. When they bonked each other it sounded like a symphony ocrchestra bass drum. By the way, every now and then it looked like they came close to connecting.

The scenery was excellent, the horses were pretty. "Joshua" did well when he fought the battle of Jericho. This Joshua had more of a struggle, minus God in his corner.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Rider See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »

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Po' Boy Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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