Sunday, December 16, 2012


Posse – U.S.A. title
Posse: The Revenge of Jessie Lee – U.K. title
La revanche de Jessie Lee – French title
Posse – Die Rache des Jessie Lee – German title
Posse – La leggenda di Jessie Lee – Italian title
Posse – a vinganca de Jessie Lee – Portuguese title
Renegados – Spanish title

A 1992 U.S.A. British co-production [PolyGram Filmed Entertainment (Hollywood), Working Title Films (London)]
Producers: Preston L. Holmes, Jim Steele (James Steele)
Director: Mario Van Peebles (Mario Peebles)
Story: Sy Richardson, Dario Scardapane
Screenplay: Sy Richardson, Dario Scardapane
Cinematography: Peter Menzies, Jr. [Technicolor, Panavision]
Music: Michel Colombier
Song: “The Posse (Shoot ‘Em Up)” sung by Intelligent Hoodlum
Song: “Posse Love” sung by Tone Loc
Song: One Night of Freedom” sung by B.B.O.T.I.
Song: “Cruel Jim Crow (Posse Don’t Play That)” sung by Melvin Van Peebles)
Song: “I Think to Myself” sung by Top Choice Clique
Song: “Tell Me”, “Ride for Your Life” sung by Vesta (Mary Williams)
Song: “Free at Last” sung by David & David
Song: “If I Knew You at All” sung by Salli Richardson
Song: “Freemansville (Homecoming)” sung by The Sounds of Blackness
Song: “Let That Hammer Fall” sung by The Neville Brothers
Running time: 113 minutes

Jessie Lee – Mario Van Peebles (Mario Peebles)
Jimmy J. ‘Little’ Teeters – Stephen Baldwin
Weezie – Charles Lane
Obobo – Tiny Lister (Thomas Lister, Jr.)
Father Time – Big Daddy Kane (Antonio Hardy)
Colonel Graham – Billy Zane (William Zane, Jr.)
Carver – Blair Underwood
Papa Joe – Melvin Van Peebles
Lana – Salli Richardson
Angel – Tone Loc (Anthony Smith)
Storyteller – Woody Strode (Woodrow Strode)
Vera – Vesta (Mary Williams)
King David – Robert Hooks
Cable – Isaac Hayes (Isaac Hayes, Jr.)
Mayor Bigwood – Paul Bartel
Sheriff Bates – Richard Jordan (Robert Jordan)
Preston – Reginald Vel Johnson
Jimmy Love – Stephen J. Cannell (Stephen Joseph Cannell)
Reporters – Reginald Hudlin, Warrington Hudlin
Phoebe – Pam Grier (Pamela Grier)
Snopes – Nipsey Russell (Julius Russell)
Walker – James Bigwood
Deputy Buntzman – Mark Buntzman
Spanish soldier – Ismael Calderon
Susan – Tracy Lee Chavis
Town drunk – James E. Christopher
Cook – Lawrence Cook (Albert Cooks)
Deputy Tom – Richard Edson
Doubletree – Richard Gant
Deputy Errol – Thomas Steven Hall (Thomas Stephen Hall)
Klikai – Clabe Hartley
Big Kate – Sandra Ellis Lafferty
Little Joseph – Jeffrey Lloyd Layne
John – Robert May
Monty – T.J. McClain
Izzy – Christopher Michael
Alex – Bob Minor (Robert Minor)
Railroad singer – Aaron Neville
Two Bears – Steve Reevis
Shepard – Sy Richardson
Photographer – Dario Scardapane
Aaron – Frank A. Soto (Frank Aguirre Soto)
Head rower – David Jean Thomas
Wallace – Mark Twogood
Dilsey – Karen Williams
Iron Brigade members – Will ‘Nahkohe’ Strickland, Geo Cook, Michel Cook, I. Keith Cunningham, Andrew J. Gregory
Street performers – Badd Boyz of the Industry (Anthony R. Walker, Damian Johnson, Eugene Brooks, Shon Evans, Shydi Evans])
With: Troy Antoine LaFaye, Sonny Skyhawk (Sonny Robideaux)

The posse of Jessie Lee is comprised of a small group of survivors of the Spanish American War who escape from an ambush set by the sadistic Colonel Graham. With a cache of gold taken from Graham they leave Cuba and return to the U.S. Lee's posse moves west as he pursues vengeance against the men who lynched his father. With Colonel Graham hot on his heels, Lee arrives in Freemanville (a community of ex-slaves), the culmination of his father's dreams, whose existence is in danger from a group of corrupt whites living in the next town led by sheriff Bates.


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