Thomasine and Bushrod

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


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


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


Thomasine & Bushrod is a 1974 blaxploitation film directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., written by and starring Max Julien and Vonetta McGee. The title song was written by Arthur Lee and performed by his band Love. Vonetta McGee plays Thomasine and Max Julien plays Bushrod in a film intended as a counterpart to the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde. Thomasine and Bushrod go on a crime spree through the American south between 1911 and 1915, acting as Robin Hood type heroes who steal from rich, white capitalists, then give to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites. (Wikipedia)

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