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Posse (1993)

R | | Western | 14 May 1993 (USA)
A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father.

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Mario Van Peebles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Van Peebles ... Jesse Lee
Stephen Baldwin ... Jimmy J. 'Little J' Teeters
Charles Lane ... Weezie
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Obobo (as Tiny Lister)
Big Daddy Kane ... Father Time
Billy Zane ... Colonel Graham
Blair Underwood ... Carver
Melvin Van Peebles ... Papa Joe
Salli Richardson-Whitfield ... Lana (as Salli Richardson)
Tone Loc ... Angel
Pam Grier ... Phoebe
Vesta Williams Vesta Williams ... Vera (as Vesta)
Isaac Hayes ... Cable
Richard Jordan ... Sheriff Bates
Paul Bartel ... Mayor Bigwood
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Storyline

A group of mostly black infantrymen return from the Spanish-American War with a cache of gold. They travel to the West where their leader searches for the men who lynched his father. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

The Untold Story of the Wild West See more »

Genres:

Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Posse: A Vingança de Jessie Lee See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$18,290,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

A production assistant was specifically assigned to follow Tone Loc around between set-ups as he constantly wandered off-set, usually to the craft service table. See more »

Goofs

Before the camera leaves him, Little J (who is supposed to be dead) can be seen blinking his open eye. See more »

Quotes

Father Time: You sure is the kind that would fart in the bathtub and turn round and bite the bubble.
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Crazy Credits

There are scenes from the film, historical photographs of black cowboys, posters of early back westerns and clips from two early black westerns and "Once Upon A Time in the West' seen behind the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

For "Posse's" Australian theatrical run, the love scene was considerably cut to receive an M rating. The uncut version was released on VHS and DVD with the original MA rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Intimate Portrait: Pam Grier (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Tell Me
Written by Vesta Williams (as Vesta) and Louis Russell
Performed by Vesta Williams (as Vesta)
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Finally, a western with originality!!
28 December 1999 | by Vice-5See all my reviews

"Posse" is a great movie!! It's basically something nobody has tried before: telling the tales of the first great black cowboys. Mario Van Peebles wears both hats as he works as both an actor and director for this film, about a black infantrymen named Jessie Lee leading his fellow troopers into battling white supremacists and his former commanding officer (played with slimy exception by Billy Zane). "Posse" has everything a good western should have: great gun-fights, cool performances (especially by Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin, and Big Daddy Kane) and a triumphant ending.


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