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Thomasine & Bushrod

Thomasine & Bushrod is a 1974 blaxploitation Western film directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., written by and starring Max Julien and Vonetta McGee and was released by Columbia Pictures.[1] The title song was written by Arthur Lee and performed by his band Love.

Thomasine and Bushrod
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Directed byGordon Parks Jr.
Produced byHarvey Bernhard
Max Julien
Written byMax Julien
StarringVonetta McGee
Max Julien
Music byColeridge-Tylor Perkinson
Edited byFrank C. Decot
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
April 10, 1974
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States


Vonetta McGee plays Thomasine and Max Julien plays Bushrod in a film intended as a counterpart to the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.

Thomasine and Bushrod go on a crime spree through the American south between 1911 and 1915, acting as Robin Hood type heroes who steal from rich, white capitalists, then give to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites.


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  1. ^ Lowry, Katharine (July 1974). "When All the Laughter Turned to Sap". Texas Monthly. p. 31.

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