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Man and Boy (1971)

After the Civil War, a black ex-union soldier, his wife, and his son settle in Arizona Territory to homestead and build their lives. At first, Caleb Revers race doesn't seem to matter, but then things change.

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E.W. Swackhamer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Cosby ... Caleb Revers
Gloria Foster ... Ivy
Leif Erickson ... Mossman
George Spell George Spell ... Billy
Douglas Turner Ward Douglas Turner Ward ... Christmas
John Anderson ... Stretch
Henry Silva ... Caine
Dub Taylor ... Atkins
Yaphet Kotto ... Nate
Shelley Morrison ... Rosita
Richard Bull ... Thornhill
Robert Lawson Robert Lawson ... Lawson
Jason Clark Jason Clark ... Red
Fred Graham ... Blockers
Jack Owens Jack Owens
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After the Civil War, a black ex-union soldier, his wife, and his son settle in Arizona Territory to homestead and build their lives. At first, Caleb Revers race doesn't seem to matter, but then things change.

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Bill Cosby comes to the big screen in a stunning switch from his TV and comedy portrayals to a starkly dramatic role!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1976 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Ride a Dark Horse See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Man And Boy (Main Title)
Composed And Arranged by J.J. Johnson
Performed by J.J. Johnson And His Orchestra
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few movies have truly human characters
20 December 2005 | by thndrkiss75See all my reviews

The most impressive thing about this film, to me, was it's realism. Many films have the pretense of reality, but very few movies have truly human characters. The only one you can become emotionally invested in is, of course, the boy. Everyone else is perfectly flawed. The Hero is, at times, a coward. The villains all seem to be driven by motives that one can easily understand. And under the same influences, one might be inclined to follow the same paths they chose. As in life, there are few truly righteous or evil people. Some, but very few. Most of us are somewhere in between. In short,"Man and Boy" is teaching us this lesson through the eyes of a young boy looking for a hero. Dose he find one? You be the judge.


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