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.
First western to win the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay since Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), and the first to win an Award for Acting (and in the same category) since Unforgiven (1992). The film, along with True Grit (2010), repeated a rare pattern where 20 years earlier, two westerns (the other ... ...
Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
In the wrestling scene when the winner is given a beer, the beer has an "ez-cap" bottle cap. Which did not exist until around 1872 while the movie is set around 1859.
The Columbia logo is the 1968-76 version.
English, German, French, Italian
$30,688,000 (USA) (30 December 2012)
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