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.
Calvin Candie's plantation is called "Candyland". There is a Milton Bradley board game called "Candyland" that was published in 1949.
Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
The film mentions Lubbock, Texas. Lubbock did not exist in 1858 and would not come into being until well after the Civil War (Lubbock was founded in 1876 and the film is based in 1858 and proceeds through the winter into the spring of 1859). In 1858 the Panhandle of Texas was not traversed by the faint-hearted as it was essentially populated by only Kiowas and Comanches.
An unusually specific American Humane Association disclaimer stating that no horses were harmed in the making of the film appears very early in the end credits.
English, German, French, Italian
$30,688,000 (USA) (30 December 2012)
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