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Boss Nigger

Released 1975
Distributor Dimension Pictures

Popular 70’s star Fred “The Hammer” Williamson teamed up again with director Jack Arnold for this horseback follow up to their earlier Black Eye– which plays remarkably like Blazing Saddles without the jokes. As politically incorrect as the title is today, back in 1975 it rated no more than a PG.

About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.