Buffalo Soldiers

$5.95$11.95

Fact based story about the all-black US Cavalry Troop H which protected the Western territories in post Civil War times. The story focuses on the troops attempts to capture an Apache ..From slaves to free men. From free men to soldiers. From soldiers to legends.

ACTORS :  Lamont Bentley, Tom Bower, Timothy Busfield

YEAR OF RELEASE :  1997

POSTAGE : Free postage within Australia

 

 

DOWNLOAD
$5.95
GET DVD
$11.95
  • GET DVD
  • DOWNLOAD
Clear
SKU: N/A Category:
 

Description

Storyline

Fact based story about the all-black US Cavalry Troop H which protected the Western territories in post Civil War times. The story focuses on the troops attempts to capture an Apache warrior named Vittorio who slaughters the settlers in New Mexico. The film examines the racial tensions that existed between the black soldiers and some of the white soldiers and the truths about the Indian invaders.

Pleased…not disappointed

Picking this movie up from the library shelf, I didn’t read anything on the box about it being historically accurate or factual so I didn’t expect to get a history lesson by watching it. For a one hundred minute made for TV movie I wasn’t at all disappointed, and felt entertained for the time I invested in it. Besides being filmed on location, it appeared a good effort was made in the uniform and prop department and it did not have a Hollywood look or feel to it. I would recommend this movie to those who like westerns; and don’t have an eye and ear for knowing it all, or watch movies for their political or social messages. I did notice that their 1873 Colt’s had the wrong frame for the time period, and the cylinders weren’t beveled as they should have been, but I guess we all have to find fault somewhere, even us simple mined folk. Watch it, and enjoy it for what it is.
little told American history
 
In the post-Civil War world, Texas Rangers track Apache war chief Victorio across the border to the federal New Mexico Territories. Sgt. Washington Wyatt (Danny Glover) leads the all negro US Cavalry H Troop. He arrests the Rangers for trespassing and murder. Commander Gen. Pike looks down on the colored troops and their command abilities. He puts southerner Maj. Robert Carr (Timothy Busfield) in charge despite his unwillingness to lead them. Col. Benjamin Grierson is a more supportive officer. John Horse (Carl Lumbly) is the native guide. Victorio is on the loose and on the attack.

This is an interesting and little told American history. There are compelling stories to be told. It would have been more interesting to have more diverse personalities in the colored troops. They are almost all stoic which leaves the group rather flat. I would also love to see the other side of the story from Victorio’s point of view. Of course, that may make it too complicated. This is still a very compelling TV movie.

 

 

Additional information

get dvd

GET DVD, DOWNLOAD

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.