Buffalo Soldiers Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Buffalo Soldiers the Movie

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Darkly satiric look at the military revolves around a supply unit of an American Army base in 1989 Germany. Leader of the pack is the bored, amoral Elwood (Phoenix) who gets his kicks and a few extra bucks by dabbling in the black market, dealing in heroin and illegal weapons, and other equally illicit activities. Soon, the newly prosperous Elwood is basically running things at the base until a new Top Sergeant (Glenn) cracks down. Elwood retaliates by dating Sarge's daughter (Paquin) but finds he's actually falling for her. Premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2001, then waited for a more appropriate release date, which never actually came (it's not exactly complimentary to the military). Based on a novel by Robert O'Connor.


Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.
Originally from United States, British, German.

Cast and Crew

Military: Army, Germany, Period Piece: 1980s, Military Crimes & Trials, Satire & Parody
Gregor Jordan, Eric Weiss, Nora MacCoby
Joaquin Rafael (Leaf) Phoenix, Scott Glenn, Anna Paquin, Ed Harris, Leon Robinson, Dean Stockwell, Elizabeth McGovern, Gabriel Mann, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Michael Pena, Glenn Fitzgerald, Brian Delate, Jimmie Ray Weeks
Oliver Stapleton
Gregor Jordan
David Holmes
Martin Muller, Lee Smith, Christoph Simons, Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Steven Jones-Evans
Rainer Grupe, Ariane Moody, FilmFour, Odeon Pictures, Good Machine, Grosvenor Park, Miramax Films

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