• Frys.com #6606004
  • Manufacturer: 20TH
  • UPC #883904243083
  • Model #M124308
    • Release Date: 2011 06 07
    • Genre: Western
    • Artist Name: Stephen Baldwin, Paul Bartel, Stephen J. Cannell, Lawrence Cook, Richard Gant, Pam Grier, Isaac Hayes, Robert Hooks, Reginald VelJohnson, Big Daddy Kane, Tom "Tiny" Lister, Jr., Mario Van Peebles, Salli Richardson, Nipsey Russell, Woody Strode, Blair Underwood, Melvin Van Peebles, Billy Zane, Richard Jordan, Vesta Williams
    • Director: Mario Van Peebles
    • AMG Rating:
    • MPAA Rating: R
    • Category: Feature Films
    • Cautions: Sexual Situations, Adult Situations, Western Violence, Nudity, Questionable for Children, Profanity
    • Year: 1993
    • Running Time: 109
    • Movie Country of Origin: UK
    • Available Language: English
    • Subtitles: Fre/Spa



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    (Manufacturer # M124308 )

      Writer, director, and star Mario Van Peebles tried to correct historical misconceptions about African-Americans on the frontier with this action-packed western that's also an homage to spaghetti Westerns. During the Spanish-American War, a squadron of black soldiers led by Jesse Lee (Van Peebles) is assigned a dangerous mission behind enemy lines in Cuba by evil Colonel Graham (Billy Zane). Joined by a white gambler, Little J (Stephen Baldwin), the troupe is to recover a chest of gold. Realizing that Graham will slaughter them once they've relinquished the booty, Lee and his men retrieve the chest, wound Graham, and head for home. Ambushed by Graham in New Orleans, the "posse" heads for Lee's hometown of Freemanville, a frontier settlement of ex-slaves. Years ago, Lee's minister father (Robert Hooks) was murdered there by Klansmen, and the gunslinger wants revenge. There's new trouble brewing in Freemanville, however. Sheriff Bates (Richard Jordan), top lawman in neighboring Cutterville, plans to wipe out Freemanville's citizens and sell their lucrative property to a railroad. Then there's Graham, still on Lee's trail. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
    Movie Type
    Movie Level Themes
      Treasure Hunts, Race Relations, Out For Revenge
    Movie Level Tones
      Tense, Forceful, Stylized, Gritty, Atmospheric
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