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Black Bart (1975)

Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black Sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on Blazing Saddles (1974).

Director:

Robert Butler

Writers:

Michael Elias (developed for television by), Frank Shaw (developed for television by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Black Bart (as Lou Gossett)
Millie Slavin Millie Slavin ... Belle Buzzer
Noble Willingham ... Fern Malaga
Steve Landesberg ... Reb Jordan
Ruben Moreno Ruben Moreno ... Moonwolf
Theodore Lehmann Theodore Lehmann ... Mr. Swenson (as Ted Lehmann)
Gerrit Graham ... Curley Malaga
Brooke Adams ... Jennifer
Rand Bridges Rand Bridges ... Porter
Jock Livingston Jock Livingston
Tamar Cooper Tamar Cooper ... Mrs. Swenson
Poindexter Yothers Poindexter Yothers ... Hughie (as Poindexter)
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Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black Sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on Blazing Saddles (1974). Many more episodes were filmed after this pilot but never aired because while the studio was contractually obligated to make them in order to keep the rights to Blazing Saddles, due to a contractual loophole they never had to actually show them.

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Crime | Western

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Many more episodes were filmed after this pilot but never aired because, while the studio was contractually obligated to make them in order to keep the rights to Blazing Saddles, due to a contractual loophole, they never actually had to show them. See more »

Quotes

Black Bart: [shouting] Give up, Curly, you're trapped! Drop your guns and tie each other up!
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Version of Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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TV Show not good
26 March 2005 | by uppiteeSee all my reviews

I just watched the 30th Anniversary edition of Blazing Saddles, one of my all time Favorites!! The TV Pilot for Black Bart stunk. The plot was non-existent and the acting was not good. It was obviously an attempt to profit off of the success of Blazing Saddles and there have been TV shows that have succeeded in doing take-offs of big movies, but this one would never have worked. Considering that for so many years TV would not even play the farting noises when they televised the movie, it is inconceivable that they thought they could put a show on TV with the "N" word thrown around. On the other hand, I enjoyed seeing a lot of familiar faces!!! There were quite a few actors/actresses that I recognized from other shows over the years. I had to write down all the names and do a few searches. That was fun. I was arguing with my mother if Steve Landesberg was from Barney Miller or Mash. I won! :)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superdude See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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