The White Buffalo (1977)




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Also released under the title Hunt to Kill, this unusual western follows the quest of Wild Bill Hickok (Charles Bronson) as he teams up with Chief Crazy Horse (Will Sampson) on a hunt for a legendary white buffalo.

Rating: PG
Genre: Western, Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Sale
In Theaters:
United Artists


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as Charlie Zane

as Crazy Horse / Worm

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as Winifred Coxy

as Abel Pinkney

as Amos Briggs

as Cassie Ollinger

as Tim Brady

as Amos Bixby

as Pete Holt

as Capt. Tom Custer

as Jack McCall

as Gyp Hook-Hand

as Ben Corbett

as Cpl. Kileen

as Aaron Pratt

as Johnny Varner

as Frozen Dog Pimp

as Silky Smith

as Paddy Welsh

as Tall Man

as Short Man

as Cheyenne Bar Man

as Frozen Dog Miner

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as Gyp Hook-Hand

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Critic Reviews for The White Buffalo

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 19, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

More a white elephant than a white buffalo picture.

Full Review… | April 10, 2008
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Jaws goes Old West.

Full Review… | January 12, 2005

September 21, 2005
Fantastica Daily

June 25, 2005

Audience Reviews for The White Buffalo

Atypical Western is filled with mood and crackling dialogue that keeps you coming back for another listen. Bronson leads a list of Western stalwarts in a spooky hunt for the titular white buffalo (designed by Carlo Rambaldi) that is part Western, part horror movie, with some potent psychological undertones. Bronson turns in a stellar turn as the driven Wild Bill Hickok, with able support from Jack Warden. John Barry's score adds plenty of atmosphere. The movie's weird mystical vibe may turn off most general Western fans, but for those looking for a little something different, this movie is worth checking out.


At times, hilariously odd and bad but amazing nonetheless. Over-the-top and excruciatingly violent, Bronson tackles the white buffalo along side Crazy Horse himself.

Saw this while in the Air Force. Think I was probably tipsy when I saw it, but I remember this being a different cowboy movie. Very good Bronson movie.

Sheppard Salter

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