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Old 04-20-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Ralph_Kirk View Post
Then Denzel reels off his credentials which were pretty much those of the actual historical Bass Reeves--and Reeves' existence (some say he was the historical source of the Lone Ranger material, because he was often in disguise and did have an Indian companion) means, well, yeah, such a thing could happen because it actually did happen.
I thought the exact same thing. As soon as Denzel rode onscreen, I said, "Denzel really needs to do a Bass Reeves movie before he gets too old."

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