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Buck and the Preacher
Buck and the Preacher
Actors: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell, Denny Miller
Directors: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Comedy, Drama
PG     2000     1hr 42min

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Actors: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Cameron Mitchell, Denny Miller
Directors: Sidney Poitier, Joseph Sargent
Creators: Harry Belafonte, Álex Phillips Jr., Herb Wallerstein, Joel Glickman, Drake Walker, Ernest Kinoy
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 02/29/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1971
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1971
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 42min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, Portuguese
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Georgian, Chinese, Thai

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Movie Reviews

Classic Film
mistermaxxx@yahoo.com | usa | 08/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sidney Poitier went full strength behind the scenes as a Director in this Film classic that dealt with alot of Issues.It showcased the Black West which hasn't gotten enough mainstream shine. mario Van peoples made a little noise with "Posse" but on a whole this element of Black Life hasn't gotten it's full shine in the Mainstream.Poitier&Belafonte truly have strong chemistry here. a must see film."
The struggle for a fair life.............
mistermaxxx@yahoo.com | 06/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I thought that this movie should have been a little longer. Actually I wished that it had been a little longer. This movie marks more of the heroic deeds done by African Americans that went unmarked and ignored by this "Glorious Country". This movie takes place after slavery had officially "ended". Many, African Americans desired to head out west to find better lives in the open country. But, they were often harrassed, beaten, and, sometimes, killed along the trail by racist whites. Many had no ideal or sense of direction how to get where they wanted to go. There were African American "wagon masters" that knew the countryside well and often lead fellow African Americans to their destination regardless of the possible death that lie ahead. Native Americans proved to be very important allies in the struggle. Excellent job by Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, and Ruby Dee. Great job on the video and audio transfer for a movie that hit the big screen in 1971. I also liked the menu audio which was done in dolby digital 5.1. However, the soundtrack for the movie is 2 channel dolby didgital. But, it is ample and satisfying. If you are a fan of African American westerns and or cinema, then this is a good movie to sit down and enjoy on a sunday evening."
Yahoo! Great shoot-em up fun!
10/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Looking for fast, shoot-em up fun with a little morality tale attached..this is it! Sidney Poitier is terrific as Buck, the former slave now gun slinger who helps newly freed slaves to homestead out west and guards them night riders trying to bring them back to a dying, post civil war south. Belefonte is charming as the Preacher who gives the good word as well as sling a colt .45. Don't miss Belefonte's terrific "fornication" speech scene. It's topped off with a stellar supporting cast including Ruby Dee as Buck's wife. This movie would be great fun to watch back to back with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid just to compare the relationships between the four characters. So sorry this movie is hard to find. It's great fun, especially for western fans. Happy watching!"
Brought The Black West to Life Before Posse
rodog63jr | bronx, N.Y.C. N.Y. USA | 10/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"While I liked Posse, This was the film that brought the Black West to a wider audience. Sidney Poitier as Buck is exciting and Harry Belafonte and Cicely Tyson give him a big helping hand."