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The Cherokee Kid (1996)

A child's parents are killed by a vicious land-grabber but years later the child grows into a man ready for revenge.

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Paris Barclay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sinbad ... The Cherokee Kid / Isaiah Turner
James Coburn ... Cyrus B. Bloomington
Gregory Hines ... The Undertaker / Jedediah Turner
A Martinez ... Juan Cortina
Ernie Hudson ... Nat Love aka Deadwood Dick
Mark Pellegrino ... Frank Bonner
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Abby Holsopple
Hal Williams ... Rev. Peel
Burt Reynolds ... Otter Bob the Mountain Man
Obba Babatundé ... Isom Dart
Reginald T. Dorsey ... Cowboy Graham, Love Gang
Dawnn Lewis ... Stagecoach Mary, Love Gang
Lorraine Toussaint ... Mama Turner
Paris Barclay ... #1 Bad Cowboy
W. Earl Brown ... Calloway
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Storyline

When greedy land-grabber, Bloomington, destroys his family, Isaiah, knows nothing about the world, but vows to someday get revenge. He learns about good and evil by being forced to rob a bank and then capturing the gang. He learns how to live off the land from Otter Bob, the "Best Mountain Man in Texas". He learns about friendship and loyalty after saving the life of Cortina, the "Hero of the Mexican People". He learns how to shoot from Nat Love. He learns about love from Stagecoach Mary. It finally comes down to a showdown with the notorious Undertaker, who's working for Bloomington. But, there's something about The Undertaker that makes this worse since there's a rumor the he killed Isaiah's brother, Jedediah. Written by AzRanger

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In The Old West, You Had To Be Real Hard, Real Tough, Or A Little Crazy... He Was All Three. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for Wild West violence, language and some sex-related material | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A cherokee kölyök See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Stereo (Todd-AO)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Both Angela Means and Roy Fegan who had small bit roles in this film, had two years earlier starred together( but also did not have any scenes together) in House Party 3. In that film, Angela had a co-starring role as Christopher 'Kid' Reid's fiance "Veda" and Roy had a small but amusing bit role as one of the singing acts of Christopher 'Play' Martin as a character named "MC Can't C". See more »

Goofs

The first night Isaiah was with the Spaniard, several crew members can be seen around their bodies. See more »

Quotes

Mama Turner: [Repeated Line] You tell'm. You tell'm!
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Referenced in Showdown at the Dirt Cheap Liquor & Grocery (2016) See more »

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Burt Reynolds once again showed us the art of interpretation...
2 March 1999 | by arySee all my reviews

" Cherokee Kid " is, with certainty, a good entertainment. It is a light, funny film and ideal for the children, Sinbad interprets Cherokee Kid with claw and efficiency, it is really impossible to leave off sympathizing with his character and with the simple and beautiful plot, that teaches important values for all of us, as friendship, love, accuses and redemption, all this done for a public of all the ages in an accessible way! but, with certainty, the best performance of this film is due to Burt Reynolds. He had not still made the film that threw him again to the stardom, Boogie Nights, but even so, he offers a pretty interpretation, worthy of applauses. Reynolds interprets Otter Bob, a simple and humble man, who knows the wild life, and who becomes Cherokee Kid's best friend. In certain scenes, Burt Reynolds shows us all his competence and love for the art of the interpretation, and it is literally impossible to leave off being moved in these parts, mainly for not being just another actor who is saying the sentences, but yes a dear and well-known movies' legend, a true part of the history of Hollywood!his character is a wild man, but with a good heart, of gold, that doesn't think twice in jumping in front of a bullet to save his only and best friend... It is also incredible how it was needed a young director with intelligence, sensibility and vision, called Paul Thomas Anderson, to show to the world that the man who one day had been the largest star of the world was still alive and that he still knew how to act. Congratulations, Burt Reynolds. Once again you showed us what it takes to become a real star...


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