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Black Fox (1995)

Not Rated | | Romance, Western | TV Movie 28 July 1995
A former slave affects peace between Native American tribes and homesteaders in 1860s around western Texas.


Matt Braun (novel), John Binder (teleplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Reeve ... Alan Johnson
Raoul Max Trujillo ... Running Dog (as Raoul Trujillo)
Tony Todd ... Britt Johnson (Black Fox)
Janet Bailey ... Mary Johnson
Nancy Sorel ... Sarah Johnson
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ... Ralph Holtz
Chris Benson Chris Benson
Lawrence Dane ... Colonel McKensie
Cynthia Preston ... Delores Holtz / Morning Star (as Cyndy Preston)
Dale Wilson
Leon Goodstriker Leon Goodstriker ... Little Buffalo
Morningstar Mercredi Morningstar Mercredi ... Talking Raven
Joel Phage-Wright Joel Phage-Wright
Don S. Davis
Byron Chief-Moon Byron Chief-Moon ... Standing Bear


Black Fox tells the story of two "blood" brothers, Alan and Britt Johnson-one a former plantation owner, the other his childhood friend whom he freed from slavery-who, with their families, leave Carolina to settle in Texas in the 1860s in hopes of finding a new life. Alan and Britt Johnson, along with other pioneer families, are homesteading on the West Texas frontier. With the outbreak of the Civil War, word arrives that two Indian tribes, the Comanches and the Kiowas, have joined forces under the leadership of Little Buffalo, whose goal is to drive the white man out of Texas. In a surprise raid, while the men are away making preparations to defend their homes, the Indians attack, taking hostage every woman and child they can find. While not all the settlers agree, it is decided that because he is black, Britt will have the best chance to negotiate with the Indians for the return of their families and he takes off, alone, for a journey deep into hostile Indian territory. His courage ... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Two Tribes have joined forces to drive the white man away-two men aren't about to let that happen...


Romance | Western


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Tony Todd and Don S. Davis who both acted together on Stargate SG1 and collectively have over 300 acting credits, have only 2 "Western genre" roles each to their credit. Todd a prequel to "Black Fox" and Davis in an unrelated role. Also of note is that Davis who has a natural Texas drawl, and you would think, would seem a "natural" for westerns, never drew the attention of Casting Agents. See more »


When Brit rides up to the Kiowa braves, he gives each of them a blanket. The next scene they are riding into the Indian camp and none of the braves have a blanket. See more »


Alan Johnson: Well, I hope when the war's over, I can buy you a drink.
Colonel McKensie: After the war, I hope I got no holes in me so I can hold a drink.
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Followed by Black Fox: Good Men and Bad (1995) See more »

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A Decent Made-for-Television Western
18 March 2020 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This film begins in the early part of 1861 with a man by the name of "Alan Johnson" (Christopher Reeve) and his family leaving the Carolinas to start a new life in Texas. Traveling with him is a good friend and former slave named "Britt Johnson" (Tony Todd) who also wants to a chance the opportunity for a new life as well. At first things are good but once the Civil War breaks out the soldiers at a nearby fort are ordered to relocated to Kansas and this leaves all of the settlers there on their own to deal with hostile Kiowa and Comanche tribes who quickly assemble together in their desire to kill, rape and pillage everybody in the area. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this was a pretty good made-for-television movie which combined the first two segments of a 6-part mini-series. I especially liked the acting of Tony Todd who performed quite well and carried the film for most of its duration. That being said, although it's not a great film by any means, I recommend this movie for those who enjoy a good, solid Western of this type and have rated it accordingly. Slightly above average.

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28 July 1995 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Alberta, Canada See more »

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