Posse

Posse

Cast: Mario Van Peebles, Stephen Baldwin, Charles Lane, Tommy "Tiny" Lister Jr.

     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2011
UPC:
0883904243083
Original Release:
1993
Rating:
R
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time:
1:51:00
Sales rank:
5,370

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mario Van Peebles Jessie Lee
Stephen Baldwin Little J.
Charles Lane Weezie
Tommy "Tiny" Lister Obobo
Big Daddy Kane Father Time
Billy Zane Colonel Graham
Blair Underwood Sheriff Carver
Melvin Van Peebles Papa Joe
Salli Richardson Lana
Pam Grier Phoebe
Vesta Williams Vera
Isaac Hayes Cable
Robert Hooks King David
Richard Jordan Sheriff Bates
Paul Bartel Mayor Bigwood
Lawrence Cook Cook
Richard Gant Doubletree
Stephen J. Cannell Jimmy Love
Nipsey Russell Snopes
Reginald VelJohnson Preston
Woody Strode Storyteller
Pat Golden Actor
Anthony Smith Angel
Richard Edson Deputy Tom
Warrington Hudlin Reporter
Aaron Neville Railroad Singer
James Bigwood Walker
Mark Buntzman Deputy Buntzman
Sandra Ellis Lafferty Big Kate
Christopher Michael Izzy
Bob Minor Alex
Steve Reevis Two Bears
Sy Richardson Shepherd
Frank Soto Aaron
David Jean Thomas Head Rower
Eugene Brooks Street Performer

Technical Credits
Mario Van Peebles Director
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
James Bigwood Associate Producer
Michel Colombier Score Composer
Mark Conte Editor
H.H. Cooper Asst. Director
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Jim Fishman Co-producer
Thomas Ford Special Effects
Catherine Hardwicke Production Designer
Kim Hix Art Director
Preston Holmes Producer
Peter Menzies Cinematographer
Tessa Posnansky Set Decoration/Design
Karyn Rachtman Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph Ray Asst. Director
Sy Richardson Screenwriter
Dario Scardapane Screenwriter
Paul A. Simmons Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Steele Producer
Mark Worthington Set Decoration/Design

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