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Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976)

PG
123 min | Comedy, Western

A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show.
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Writers
Arthur Kopit (suggested by the play "Indians" by) | Alan Rudolph (screen story) (screenplay) | Robert Altman (screen story) (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Paul Lohmann (director of cinema photography)
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Production Designer
Anthony Masters (as Tony Masters)
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Release date
Jun 24, 1976 (United States)
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31 cast members
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Paul Newman
The Star (William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody) The Star (William 'Buffalo Bill' Cody)   See fewer
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Joel Grey
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Kevin McCarthy
The Publicist (Maj. John Burke) The Publicist (Maj. John Burke)   See fewer
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Harvey Keitel
The Relative (Ed Goodman) The Relative (Ed Goodman)   See fewer
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Allan F. Nicholls
The Journalist (Prentiss Ingraham) (as Allan Nicholls) The Journalist (Prentiss Ingraham) (as Allan Nicholls)   See fewer
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Geraldine Chaplin
The Sure Shot (Annie Oakley) The Sure Shot (Annie Oakley)   See fewer
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John Considine
The Sure Shot's Manager (Frank Butler) The Sure Shot's Manager (Frank Butler)   See fewer
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Robert DoQui
The Wrangler (Oswald Dart) (as Robert Doqui) The Wrangler (Oswald Dart) (as Robert Doqui)   See fewer
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Mike Kaplan
The Treasurer (Jules Keen) The Treasurer (Jules Keen)   See fewer
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Bert Remsen
The Bartender (Crutch) The Bartender (Crutch)   See fewer
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Bonnie Leaders
The Mezzo-Contralto (Margaret) The Mezzo-Contralto (Margaret)   See fewer
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Noelle Rogers
The Lyric-Coloratura (Lucille DuCharme) The Lyric-Coloratura (Lucille DuCharme)   See fewer
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Evelyn Lear
The Lyric-Soprano (Nina Cavallini) The Lyric-Soprano (Nina Cavallini)   See fewer
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Denver Pyle
The Indian Agent (McLaughlin) The Indian Agent (McLaughlin)   See fewer
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Frank Kaquitts
The Indian (Sitting Bull) The Indian (Sitting Bull)   See fewer
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Will Sampson
The Interpreter (William Halsey) The Interpreter (William Halsey)   See fewer
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Ken Krossa
The Arenic Director (Johnny Baker) The Arenic Director (Johnny Baker)   See fewer
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Fred N. Larsen
The King of the Cowboys (Buck Taylor) The King of the Cowboys (Buck Taylor)   See fewer
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Jerri Duce
The Cowboy Trick Rider The Cowboy Trick Rider   See fewer
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Joy Duce
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Alex Green
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Gary MacKenzie
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Humphrey Gratz
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Pat McCormick
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Shelley Duvall
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Burt Lancaster
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Dennis Corrie
Rancher (uncredited) Rancher (uncredited)   See fewer
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E.L. Doctorow
Adviser to President Grover Cleveland (uncredited) Adviser to President Grover Cleveland (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patrick Reynolds
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Jacqueline Robbins
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Joyce Robbins
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6.1 / 10 | 4,088 votes