The White Buffalo (1977)

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J. Lee Thompson directs Charles Bronson in this strange western variation on Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Bronson plays a man named James Otis, who is disturbed by dreams of a giant white buffalo. He returns to the west under his new name --Wild Bill Hickok. Amongst his travels, he meets Chief Crazy Horse (Will Sampson), who is roaming the plains in an obsessive search for the giant white buffalo that killed his young daughter. Chief Crazy Horse wants to slay the beast in revenge for his daughter's death, and Wild Bill Hickok teams up with him to hunt down the giant white buffalo.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Western
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Studio:
United Artists

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Cast

Stuart Whitman
as Winifred Coxy
Charles Bronson
as Wild Bill Hickok (James Otis)
Kim Novak
as Mrs. Poker Jenny Schermerhorn
Clint Walker
as Whistling Jack Kileen
Jack Warden
as Charlie Zane
John Carradine
as Amos Briggs
Ed Lauter
as Capt. Tom Custer
Slim Pickens
as Abel Pinkney
Martin Kove
as Jack McCall
Dan Vadis
as Tall Man
Will Sampson
as Crazy Horse / Worm
Douglas Fowley
as Amos Bixby
Richard Gilliland
as Cpl. Kileen
Cara Williams
as Cassie Ollinger
Will Walker
as Frozen Dog Miner
Ed Bakey
as Ben Corbett
Shay Duffin
as Tim Brady
Bert Williams
as Paddy Welsh
Scott Walker
as Gyp Hook-Hand
Ron Thompson
as Frozen Dog Pimp
Christopher Cary
as Short Man
Larry Martindale
as Cheyenne Bar Man
Joe Roman
as Silky Smith
Douglas Hume
as Aaron Pratt
Cliff Carnell
as Johnny Varner
Gov. Scott Walker
as Gyp Hook-Hand
Cliff Pellow
as Pete Holt
Chief Tug Smith
as Old Worm
Linda Moon Redfearn
as Black Shawl
Scott Bryson
as Frozen Dog Miner
Gregg White
as Frozen Dog Miner
Scott Walker
as Gyp Hook-Hand
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Critic Reviews for The White Buffalo

All Critics (5)

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
StaciWilson.com

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September 21, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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June 25, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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May 16, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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.

Humberto Ferre
Humberto Ferre

Bronson for Bronson's sake......Charles is really the only real reason to watch this film and even then barely.

bill secor
bill secor
½

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.

Ben Eastman
Ben Eastman

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