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Actors: Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin, Charles Lane, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Big Daddy Kane
Director: Mario Van Peebles
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Indie & Art House
R     1998     1hr 51min

Mario Van Peebles directed as well as starred in this ham-fisted, 1993 Western with a predominantly African American cast. The story finds a posse of black shooters (with one white member, played by Stephen Baldwin) taking...  more »


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Actors: Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin, Charles Lane, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Big Daddy Kane
Director: Mario Van Peebles
Creators: Bill Fishman, Eric Fellner, James Bigwood, Jim Fishman, Jim Steele, Dario Scardapane, Sy Richardson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns, Indie & Art House
Sub-Genres: Pam Grier, Westerns, Indie & Art House
Studio: Polygram/Usa Home Entertaiment
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/17/1998
Original Release Date: 05/14/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 05/14/1993
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 51min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
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Movie Reviews

5 For Trying To Set The Record Straight
Lester L. Carter | PHILA , PA | 11/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For attempting to set the record straight, this film deserves 5 stars. There were towns like the 'dream town' in this movie. Ex-slaves did settle among the Native Americans. And white men did try to steal the land when they felt it had value. Many forget there were Black soldiers who acquitted themselves well in the Spanish American war. This film tries to put a bit of all of this in, and at the same time, tell a story that will keep our attention. Mario, you did well, and I am honored to own this movie. Remember, a movie is only there to tell a story. And I enjoyed Tone Loc, Big Daddy Kane, Tiny Lister, Stephen Baldwin, Mario Van Peebles and the little guy whose name I can't recall at the moment. And, the townspeople? What a colorful group. The scene when they pass the road gang, and you hear the mournful voice of Aaron Neville, absolutely heart tugging. The New Orleans scene? Envigorating. But, why did Father Time have to die. Why did any of the Posse have to die? I would have liked to see them ride again. 'Jesse, they killed Angel'"
A popcorn movie that teaches. We need more like this.
SHAWN JAMES | Bronx, NY | 12/26/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Mario Van Peebles "Posse" is a movie with flaws, but it treats its source material with respect. Unlike the shallow and silly "Rosewood" Van Peebles "Posse" gives viewers a clear picture of what life was like for African-American cowboys at the turn of the century. We get to know characters in the story. The production values are low budget, and several roles are miscast, but Van Peebles' heart is in every second of this film. He loves the material and wants us to learn as much about these forgotten black heroes as he has. Part "spaghetti western", part action flick, part historical drama, Posse is a lot of fun to watch. Mario Van Peebles, Billy Zane, Melvin Van Peebles and Salli Richardson in her first role are great. Tis one is worth owining for your collection."
Great Western
Tafari K. Boozer | Silver Spring MD | 01/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It tells the forgotten story of the black cowboys of the west you have to watch it to understand, Im not going to write a long review about the movie, because everyone is a critic so just see for yourself you be the judge."
Arnita D. Brown | USA | 01/13/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A group of black American soldiers desert their ranks during the 1890s Spanish-American war, on account of a cruel and corrupt white colonel. Along with an ostracized white soldier they form a posse of outlaws and,with the colonel in pursuit, head to an all black town caught up in its own struggle against hostile neighboring whites. This is absolutely a great movie. The movie combines a mixture of solid Old West shootings with a unique sense of humor. The dialogue was uplifting that fit the era nicely. "Posse" gives a brilliant effort and is inspiring movie that is seldom talked about.