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.
Shultz wants to buy the Mandingo fighter Eskimo Joe and rename him "The Black Hurcules". In another Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Aviator (2004), the giant troop plane designed by Howard Hughes was named The Hercules.
Who's that stumblin' around in the dark? State your business or prepare to get winged!
Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson) uses the word "motherfucker" four times throughout the film. This is a linguistic anachronism as the word didn't exist until the WWI era (the Oxford English dictionary lists the earliest use in 1918).
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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