The White Buffalo

Synopsis: In this strange western version of JAWS, Wild Bill Hickok hunts a white buffalo he has seen in a dream. Hickok moves through a variety of uniquely authentic western locations - dim, filthy, makeshift taverns; freezing, slaughterhouse-like frontier towns and beautifully desolate high country - before improbably teaming up with a young Indian named Crazy Horse to pursue the creature.
Director(s): J. Lee Thompson
Production: United Artists
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

Hey, Paddy,

bring us another jug back here.

What is it, Kileen?

Captain, sir, Sergeant Scott

reports that he just saw

Wild Bill Hickok come in

on the Overland Limited.

God damn!

He's using a different handle, James Otis,

and hiding behind a pair of dark specs.

Wonder what the hell he's doing here.

Well, sir, the sergeant thinks

he's here after gold

or on the trail of that white buff

we sighted in the Black Hills last August.

I don't give a damn what he's after.

But him and Paddy being old friends,

sure as sun up, sooner or later

he'll head right for here and find me.

By damn! At last I have

that hair-triggered bastard in my sights.

Kileen, get your ass over the depot

and tell Sergeant Scott

to hang on to Hickok's trail.

I wanna know exactly where he goes.

Shake it up!

What's the ruckus, Captain?

Back in Hay City in '69,

he caught and killed my horse

from under me.

He back shot two of my best soldiers.

That's a bucket of hot air.

Bill never back shot nobody,

not in his whole life.

You calling me a liar, Paddy?

I'm saying you were blind drunk.

Since I was bartender that night,

I ought to know.

You're looking to wear a marble hat.

The truth is, it was your two sots

who tried to back shoot Hickok and lost.

Then he killed your nag

to keep it from killing one of us.

What with it jumping up

on the billiard table and all.

You want me as an enemy, Paddy?

You never did give me goose bumps, Tom.

Captain, you're right, sir.

Hickok's coming here now.

He's just outside.

Got him. You hug that bar

and keep your trap shut

unless you want to die like him.

Miles, take Kileen

and jump that son of a bitch

when he comes through the door.

Miles. You and the boys

make him dance before I knock him off.

Yes, Tom. Come on, men,

we're gonna have a little fun.

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