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The Cherokee Kid (1996)

A child's parents are killed by a vicious land-grabber but years later the child grows into a man ready for revenge.

Director:

Paris Barclay
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sinbad ... The Cherokee Kid / Isaiah Turner
James Coburn ... Cyrus B. Bloomington
Gregory Hines ... The Undertaker / Jedediah Turner
A Martinez ... Juan Cortina
Ernie Hudson ... Nat Love aka Deadwood Dick
Mark Pellegrino ... Frank Bonner
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Abby Holsopple
Hal Williams ... Rev. Peel
Burt Reynolds ... Otter Bob the Mountain Man
Obba Babatundé ... Isom Dart
Reginald T. Dorsey ... Cowboy Graham, Love Gang
Dawnn Lewis ... Stagecoach Mary, Love Gang
Lorraine Toussaint ... Mama Turner
Paris Barclay ... #1 Bad Cowboy
W. Earl Brown ... Calloway
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Storyline

When greedy land-grabber, Bloomington, destroys his family, Isaiah, knows nothing about the world, but vows to someday get revenge. He learns about good and evil by being forced to rob a bank and then capturing the gang. He learns how to live off the land from Otter Bob, the "Best Mountain Man in Texas". He learns about friendship and loyalty after saving the life of Cortina, the "Hero of the Mexican People". He learns how to shoot from Nat Love. He learns about love from Stagecoach Mary. It finally comes down to a showdown with the notorious Undertaker, who's working for Bloomington. But, there's something about The Undertaker that makes this worse since there's a rumor the he killed Isaiah's brother, Jedediah. Written by AzRanger

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In The Old West, You Had To Be Real Hard, Real Tough, Or A Little Crazy... He Was All Three. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for Wild West violence, language and some sex-related material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A cherokee kölyök See more »

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Dolby | Stereo (Todd-AO)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Both Angela Means and Roy Fegan who had small bit roles in this film, had two years earlier starred together( but also did not have any scenes together) in House Party 3. In that film, Angela had a co-starring role as Christopher 'Kid' Reid's fiance "Veda" and Roy had a small but amusing bit role as one of the singing acts of Christopher 'Play' Martin as a character named "MC Can't C". See more »

Goofs

When Mary shoots the chicken leg out of Graham's hand, the string pulling it back is visible. See more »

Quotes

[the gang is arguing about what to "name" Isaiah]
Stagecoach Mary, Love GAng: Hey, I broke him, I'll name him!
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Fun And Colorful Comedic Adventure
27 December 2009 | by FightingWesternerSee all my reviews

Bumbling Sinbad sets out to avenge the murder of his parents years earlier by villainous railroad boss James Coburn. Failing miserably the first time around, he learns to fight, shoot, and survive from mountain man Burt Reynolds and notorious bandit Ernie Hudson, before taking on Coburn a second time.

Winning performances by the endlessly glib Sinbad and scene-stealers Reynolds and A. Martinez, along with some genuinely funny moments and some good action, make for a truly entertaining movie that surprisingly has a lot to say about friendship and loyalty.

The great all-star cast also includes Gregory Hines and Hal Williams. There's great chemistry at work here. Also, look fast for old-time black cowboy star Herb Jeffries in a non-speaking background role.

I really wish HBO Films were still making good movies like this!


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