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Seabo (1978)

R | | Adventure, Drama | July 1978 (USA)
A part-Indian freedom fighter named Seabo is framed and put on a brutal Southern chain gang.


Jimmy Huston


Thom McIntyre (screenplay) (as Tom McIntyre)


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Credited cast:
Earl Owensby Earl Owensby ... Seabo
David Allan Coe David Allan Coe ... Reb Stock
Don 'Red' Barry ... Warden Coley
Ed Parker ... Jimbo
Sunset Carson ... Sheriff Deese
Holly Conover Holly Conover ... Effie
Rod Sacharnoski Rod Sacharnoski ... Sam
Ron Lampkin Ron Lampkin ... Jess Clary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonard Dixon Leonard Dixon ... Zack
Mary Beth Greenberg Mary Beth Greenberg ... (as Mary Greenberg)
Martin Hill Martin Hill
Charles Linebarger Charles Linebarger
Palmer Owensby Palmer Owensby ... Prison Guard
Blair Peery ... Elvis
Elijah Christopher Perry Elijah Christopher Perry ... Redneck (as Jerry Rushing)


A part-Indian freedom fighter named Seabo is framed and put on a brutal Southern chain gang.

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[Seabo and Jess are pointing guns at each other]
Seabo: Deputy Clary, this looks like a Mexican Standoff. And I'm more Mexican than you. Now, you take them bullets outta that pistola, or I'm gonna blow your head off.
[Jess complies]
Seabo: Now I want you to eat those bullets, one at a time.
Jess Clary: Come on now Seabo, I...
Seabo: [Waves shotgun in Jess's face] Eat them, or eat *this*.
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Is "bad" too mild a word?
12 September 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

This one had me looking through my thesaurus to find new words for bad. None were descriptive enough.

I caught "Seabo" a while back on one of my old satellite movie stations. You can tell it was a low-budget deal - it had Earl Owensby in it.

Don "Red" Barry and David Allen Coe were in it, too, though. They must have owed somebody. A lot.

The main things I remember in this movie (besides the plot which I'd rather forget) is Owensby talking through his teeth a lot, making some guy swallow all his bullets, later on spending time in a backwoods house of ill repute (innocently, of course), and Barry calling out "Seabo," and shooting at everybody and everything in sight near the end.

I think Coe sings a ballad about Seabo at the end, too. But, thank God, I don't remember all of it. All I do remember is it went on and on and on and on....

Well, gotta give them credit: if nothing else, "Seabo" can give fledgling film makers hope: if this can be made, there's hope for their crummy little projects, too.

Watch "Seabo"! Take heart!

Half a star. I wonder if Coe has his "Seabo" song on CD?

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