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Buffalo Soldiers (1997)

Fact based story about the all-black US Cavalry Troop H which protected the Western territories in post Civil War times. The story focuses on the troops attempts to capture an Apache ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Fact based story about the all-black US Cavalry Troop H which protected the Western territories in post Civil War times. The story focuses on the troops attempts to capture an Apache warrior named Vittorio who slaughters the settlers in New Mexico. The film examines the racial tensions that existed between the black soldiers and some of the white soldiers and the truths about the Indian invaders. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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From slaves to free men. From free men to soldiers. From soldiers to legends.

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Drama | History | Western

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Filmed in southeastern Arizona in and near the Chiricahua Mountains National Monument, this was the actual land patrolled, protected, and fought in by the famed 10th Cavalry. This all black unit is celebrated at Ft. Huachuca at the Post Military Museum. Fort Huachuca has been in continuous operations since 1877, one of the oldest U.S. Army forts in existence. See more »

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The scene when the soldiers are singing "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" while burying an officer is erroneous. The year the movie depicts is 1880. Thomas Dorsey, known as the "Father of Black Gospel Music" and the composer of the song, was born in 1899, nineteen years later, and he hadn't written the song until 1932. See more »

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Sgt. Wyatt: When an enemy praises an enemy, the smart man listens.
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Not Soundtrack Listing/Cedits - Contains Kothbiro
27 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

This entry contains no soundtrack listing and neither are there any acknowledgments in the end titles/credits. About halfway or so in the film I heard the song "Kothbiro" - the exact same track that is played and listed in "The Constant Gardner". I had thought this 1993 song first appeared in that 2005 film. Apparently it was used in this film first.


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