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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.

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Charles Bronson
as Wild Bill Hickok (James Otis)
Jack Warden
as Charlie Zane
Will Sampson
as Crazy Horse / Worm
Kim Novak
as Mrs. Poker Jenny Schermerhorn
Clint Walker
as Whistling Jack Kileen
Stuart Whitman
as Winifred Coxy
Slim Pickens
as Abel Pinkney
John Carradine
as Amos Briggs
Cara Williams
as Cassie Ollinger
Shay Duffin
as Tim Brady
Douglas Fowley
as Amos Bixby
Cliff Pellow
as Pete Holt
Ed Lauter
as Capt. Tom Custer
Martin Kove
as Jack McCall
Scott Walker
as Gyp Hook-Hand
Ed Bakey
as Ben Corbett
Richard Gilliland
as Cpl. Kileen
Douglas Hume
as Aaron Pratt
Cliff Carnell
as Johnny Varner
Ron Thompson
as Frozen Dog Pimp
Joe Roman
as Silky Smith
Bert Williams
as Paddy Welsh
Dan Vadis
as Tall Man
Larry Martindale
as Cheyenne Bar Man
Scott Bryson
as Frozen Dog Miner
Will Walker
as Frozen Dog Miner
Gregg White
as Frozen Dog Miner
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The film, from the creators of King Kong, fails to live up to its billing.

November 1, 2019 | Full Review…

More a white elephant than a white buffalo picture.

April 10, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Jaws goes Old West.

January 12, 2005 | Full Review…

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