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Bass Reeves: Wild West's Biggest Unknown Hero

In this biopic that blends truth with fiction, childhood slave-turned-lawman Bass Reeves arrests his own son and some of the meanest desperados of the Wild West, only to stand trial on murder charges himself as the first black deputy marshal west of the Mississippi. Then, in a modern-day climatic twist, Bass appears in a séance meant to con a mother and her hero-starved daughter.

Written by: William DiSessa    

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Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: Will Smith
Clint Eastwood
Sam Elliott
In the Vein Of: Tombstone

Posted: 10/20/2010
Updated: 03/02/2019
Author Bio: I am a former reporter for daily newspapers, such as the Houston Chronicle and Flint (Michigan) Journal, where I was "rewrite man." After becoming a finalist in a Hollywood contest for my first and only TV show spec script, I turned my attention to screenplays. Hello World!