10,000 BC

Blazing Saddles (1974)
"Never give a saga an even break!"
To ruin a western town, a corrupt political boss appoints a black sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Cleavon Little Bart
Gene Wilder Jim
Slim Pickens Taggart
Harvey Korman Hedley Lamarr
Madeline Kahn Lili Von Shtupp
Mel Brooks Governor William J. Lepetomane /
Burton Gilliam Lyle
Alex Karras Mongo
David Huddleston Olson Johnson
Liam Dunn Rev. Johnson
John Hillerman Howard Johnson
George Furth Van Johnson
Jack Starrett Gabby Johnson
Carol Arthur Harriett Johnson
Richard Collier Dr. Sam Johnson
Charles McGregor Charlie
Robyn Hilton Miss Stein
Don Megowan Gum Chewer
Dom DeLuise Buddy Bizarre
Count Basie Himself
John Alderson Gum Chewer (uncredited)
Don Ames Townsman (uncredited)
Tom Anfinsen German Soldier (uncredited)
David Armstrong Pressman (uncredited)
Anne Bancroft Extra in Church Congregation (uncredited)
Alex Brown RR Worker (uncredited)
Eldon Burke Desperado (uncredited)
David Cadiente Mexican (uncredited)
Patrick Campbell MC at Lili Von Shtupp's show (uncredited)
Bill Catching Outlaw #1 (uncredited)
Ray Chabeau German Soldier Dancer (uncredited)
Donald Chaffin Townsman (uncredited)
Aneta Corsaut Tourist Mother (uncredited)
Dick Crockett Townsman #2 (uncredited)
George Dockstader Politician (uncredited)
Ross Dollarhyde Desperado (uncredited)
Stewart East Pressman (uncredited)
Kenny Endoso Mexican (uncredited)
Elly Enriquez Mexican (uncredited)
Richard Farnsworth Sheriff (uncredited)
Ben Frommer Convict (uncredited)
John Furlong Tourist Man (uncredited)
Rick Garcia Mexican Bandit (uncredited)
Chuck Hayward Outlaw #4 (uncredited)
Rosemary Johnston Townswoman (uncredited)
Madge Journeay Townswoman (uncredited)
M.J. Kane Leopold (uncredited)
Sally Kirkland Cashier (uncredited)
Patrick Labyorteaux Henry (uncredited)
Tex Lambert KKK Member (uncredited)
Jack Lilley Overseer (uncredited)
Craig Littler Tex (uncredited)
Jay Loft-Lyn RR Worker (uncredited)
Karl Lukas Cutthroat #1 (uncredited)
Ralph Manza Extra in commissary playing Hitler (uncredited)
Jimmy Martinez Scared Mexican Man (uncredited)
Bert May German Soldier Dancer (uncredited)
Fred McDougall Desperado (uncredited)
Rod McGaughy Desperado (uncredited)
Bill McIntosh Desperado (uncredited)
Clyde McLeod Townsman (uncredited)
Troy Melton Member of the Press (uncredited)
Ira Miller Baker Man (uncredited)
Jessamine Milner Elderly Woman (uncredited)
Richard Monahan Dancer (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan Outlaw #3 (uncredited)
Hal Needham Outlaw (uncredited)
Daniel Núñez Mexican (uncredited)
Harvey Parry (uncredited)
Jack Perkins Tomato Man (uncredited)
Alan Peterson German Soldier Dancer (uncredited)
Booty Reed RR Worker (uncredited)
Tony Regan Pressman (uncredited)
Danny 'Big Black' Rey Bart's Father (uncredited)
Robert Ridgely Boris the Hangman (uncredited)
Rodney Allen Rippy Bart (age 5)
Hank Robinson Townsman (uncredited)
Darrell Sandeen KKK Man (uncredited)
Fred Scheiwiller Outlaw #2 (uncredited)
Marrietta Schmidt Woman in Ladies Room (uncredited)
David Sharpe Man in Suit (uncredited)
Eddie Smith RR Worker (uncredited)
Tom Steele Townsman who falls from chair (uncredited)
Tim Sullivan Dancer (uncredited)
George Tracy Townsman (uncredited)
Jerry Trent Dancer (uncredited)
Frankie Van Fighter (uncredited)
Richard Vitagliano Anal Johnson (uncredited)
Al Ward Man at Pond (uncredited)
Janice Whitby Tour Guide (uncredited)
Joe Yrigoyen Townsman #3 (uncredited)
Bill Zuckert Official (uncredited)
Producer: Michael Hertzberg
Writer: Mel Brooks,Norman Steinberg
The Film That Made Brooks A Star
Mel Brooks made several very popular and memorable films in the '70s but I doubt any was more popular than this one. Made just several years after the morals' code had been lifted in Hollywood, it was able to provide humor in a new and shocking way. People could fart, swear, have old ladies use the n- word, men could punch horses in the face, make fun of any religion, creed, race or whatever was there to make fun of other words, no holds barred when it came to trying to get a laugh. Nothing was sacred at this time in Hollywood history and few capitalized on this as well as Brooks, especially with this film.

The film doesn't have much shock value anymore but it's still fun to watch and probably always will be, thanks to the outrageous characterizations in here.

On the negative side, especially if don't know Brooks does whatever he can to get a laugh and isn't all that political, this film might be too politically-correct with its reverse racism, bias against religion and overly crude situations.

But - a big but - there are so many funny lines in here, so many funny scenes you never forget and never fail to laugh no matter how many times you see it (the campfire scene alone has made men cry in laughter for 30 years) that you can overlook about anything in here.

In summary, a true "classic" guaranteed to entertain for many more years to come.

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Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 7.8
Musician: John Morris
Running time: 93 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
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