Thomasine and Bushrod

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Thomasine & Bushrod (1974, USA) is a Blaxploitation-Western film directed by Gordon Parks Jr.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1974
  • Color
  • Running Time: 95 Min.
  • Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation
  • Distribution Co: Columbia Pictures (1974) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Gordon Parks, Jr.
  • Written by Max Julien
  • Starring Max Julien, Vonetta McGee, George Murdock, Glynn Turman, Juanita Moore, Joel Fluellen, Jackson D. Kane
  • Produced by Harvey Bernhard, Max Julien
  • Original Music by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
  • Cinematography by Lucien Ballard
  • Film Editing by Frank C. Decot

Plot Summary

  • A rare blaxploitation classic starring Vonetta McGee and Max Julien, Thomasine and Bushrod was intended as a counterpart to Bonnie and Clyde. This pair of thieves, who operate in the American south between 1911 and 1915, pattern themselves after Robin Hood and hold the White Establishment as (a 'modern-day') Sheriff of Nottingham. Here's the clincher-- Thomasine and Bushrod steal from rich, white capitalists, then give to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites.

Taglines

  • Driven by Love...and Bank Robbing
  • Known To Have Many Friends Among Indians, Mexicans, Poor Whites and Other Colored People
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