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Black Bart (1975)

Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black Sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on Blazing Saddles (1974).

Director:

Robert Butler

Writers:

Michael Elias (developed for television by), Frank Shaw (developed for television by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Black Bart (as Lou Gossett)
Millie Slavin Millie Slavin ... Belle Buzzer
Noble Willingham ... Fern Malaga
Steve Landesberg ... Reb Jordan
Ruben Moreno Ruben Moreno ... Moonwolf
Theodore Lehmann Theodore Lehmann ... Mr. Swenson (as Ted Lehmann)
Gerrit Graham ... Curley Malaga
Brooke Adams ... Jennifer
Rand Bridges Rand Bridges ... Porter
Jock Livingston Jock Livingston
Tamar Cooper Tamar Cooper ... Mrs. Swenson
Poindexter Yothers Poindexter Yothers ... Hughie (as Poindexter)
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Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black Sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Based on Blazing Saddles (1974).

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Genres:

Comedy | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superdude See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Originally, the pilot teleplay was titled "Superdude" when it was written by Michael Elias and Frank Shaw. Additionally, the main role (which ended up being Black Bart) was called Johnny Digs, and three actors were in mind for the role: Louis Gossett, Jr. (who got the part), Richard Pryor, and Cleavon Little. For the role of Belle, Sally Kellerman, Tammy Grimes, and Amanda Blake were considered. Finally, Bert Remsen, Lou Frizzell, and Sorrell Booke were considered for the part of Mayor Malaga. See more »

Quotes

Black Bart: [shouting] Give up, Curly, you're trapped! Drop your guns and tie each other up!
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Connections

Version of Blazing Saddles (1974) See more »

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A comedy that brings tears to your eyes
3 December 2004 | by thomasm5See all my reviews

Genuine tears, not from laughter. Whoever wrote this hopefully lost their job. I wonder if Lou Gossett and Steve Landesberg(who later became Dietrich on Barney Miller) are awful. I would have loved to have had a Mel Brooks commentary to this on the DVD. It would surely be funnier than the dialog. Even the sets don't seem right. I don't think they could have got this on TV if they had put a horse's head in bed with a TV executive. I've seen few failed pilots but if many of them are like this, Hollywood is - well considering some of what DOES make it on TV maybe we shouldn't be surprised. Hopefully the people who make DVD's will never make a mistake like this again.


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