R | | Drama, Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Dr. Schultz says he wants to re-name Eskimo Joe, the Mandingo fighter he tries to purchase, "Black Hercules." This was the real-life nickname of Ken Norton, the actor/boxer who starred in Mandingo (1975).
Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
Calvin Candie compares a slave to a teddy bear, even though teddy bears were not invented until the time when Theodore Roosevelt was president, hence the name "teddy". Oddly enough, the film is set in 1858, that president's birth year.
During the opening credits, Franco Nero's credit reads as "and with the friendly participation of Franco Nero."
English, German, French, Italian
$30,688,000 (USA) (30 December 2012)
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