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Posse is a 1993 American Western film directed by and starring Mario Van Peebles. Featuring a large ensemble cast of mostly African-American actors, the film is about a posse of black soldiers and one ostracized white soldier, who are all betrayed by a corrupt colonel. The title of the film refers to a group of people who are summoned to help law enforcement officers. The story starts with the group escaping with a cache of gold, and continues with their leader Jesse Lee (Van Peebles) taking revenge on the men who killed his preacher father.
The story is presented as a flashback told by an unnamed Old Man (Woody Strode), starts with a Cuban prologue during Spanish American War.
The story begins as the United States Army is waging the Spanish-American War in 19th Century Cuba where we join members of the 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers led by Jesse Lee (Mario Van Peebles). As they are barely holding their own against constant attacks from enemy troops, Jesse Lee runs back to the command post of the corrupt and racist Colonel Graham (Billy Zane) to request that the 10th Cavalry be allowed to pull back. Colonel Graham orders Lee to shoot a deserter in exchange for allowing the 10th to...