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Posse (1993)

R | | Western | 14 May 1993 (USA)
In 1898 Cuba, five Buffalo Soldiers find a gold cache, desert and return to America where they help defend a black town from the KKK, all the while trying to avoid capture by lawmen and military authorities alike.

Director:

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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From the director of "New Jack City" 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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Country:

UK | USA | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Posse See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,311,902, 16 May 1993

Gross USA:

$18,289,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,289,763
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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

An American flag with 50 stars is visible. See more »

Quotes

Angel: Oh, my God! Make me think I've been in the wrong saddle all these years!
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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

Followed by Los Locos (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Tell Me
Written by Vesta Williams (as Vesta) and Louis Russell
Performed by Vesta Williams (as Vesta)
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Not the best - but it's a start.....
14 March 1999 | by XavierLASee all my reviews

Ok, maybe Posse can't compare to other popular cowboy/western movies. But that's because it didn't have the FUNDING those movies had. Obviously, whenever you want to produce a story such as this one, focusing on African American historical involvement (and NO, servants and 'mammies' are not historical involvement), Hollywood isn't going to be too supportive. And believe me they weren't. The producers and actors sacrificed a lot of 'out of pocket' expenses to make "Posse", just so that the story could be told. I think that alone is commendable. Posse may not be Oscar material (and they don't like Black media too much either), but it is a start. It is entertaining, and it introduces us to the black cowboy, a character most of us are unfamiliar with.


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