Directed by Gordon Parks Jr. • 1974 • United States
Starring Max Julien, Vonetta McGee, George Murdock
Blaxploitation’s answer to BONNIE AND CLYDE follows the exploits of early-twentieth-century bounty hunter Thomasine (Vonetta McGee) and the bandit Bushrod (Max Julien), who, after they rekindle an old romance, take to robbing banks in order to survive, stealing from rich whites and sharing their loot with the poor living on the harsh frontier. Combining rollicking action with a subversive anticapitalist punch, this Black western is a prime showcase for McGee’s formidable talents.
Please be advised: this film contains offensive racist language, racial stereotypes, and graphic violence directed against Black and Native American people.