John Buck Junior: World's Greatest Slave Hunter (2006)

Directed by:
Bibo Bergeron
Vicky Jenson (More)

Writing credits:
Jerry Friedmen
Teller (More)

Genre: Animation / Family / Blacks (more)

Tagline: Back In Black...Bondage!

Plot Outline: John Buck Junior (Michael Keaton) is the pride of the South! If a slave escapes, John will find him and kill him for insubordination. But now three particularly clever slaves have escaped on the very day John is to marry his true love, Charlotte (Johansson). Can he... (more) (view trailer)

 User Comments: Really I think it is silly some of the obscure associations people have derived from the film. Listen up people! It's a kids movie! It's a story about family and believing in oneself. Just because you're all a bunch of filthy... (more)

User Rating: A STAR!? A STAR!? A STAR!? A STAR!? NO STAR!!!! NO STAR!!!! NO STAR!!!! NO STAR!!!! NO STAR!!!! NO STAR!!!! 3.47 / 10 (15,470 votes)

Credited cast:
Michael Keaton....John Buck Junior (voice)
Scarlett Johansson....Charlotte (voice)
Samuel L. Jackson....Broomhandle Charley/The Black Tornado/Lil' Whitechaser (voice)
Ben Stiller....Todd The Horse (voice)
Gwyneth Paltrow....Tina The Talking Turtle (voice)
Bob Saget....Cruddy Carl (voice)
Milos Forman....Himself (voice)
Jon Stewart....Plantation Master Bob (voice)
Jack White....The Oldest Oak Tree (voice)
Stephen Apostolina....Man Outside Stable (voice)
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Also Known As:
John Buck Jr.: World's Greatest Slave Hunter (promotional)
The True Story Concerning How The Evil of America Rule The Worlds of Tinted Skin With Heathen God And Fist (Iran)

Runtime: USA: 82 min / Iran: 246 min
Country: USA
Language: English
Color: Color
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital /Frank's Discount Car Stereo Emporium and Sound Mixing

Memorable Quotes:
Todd The Horse: John, I have to talk to you about something.
John Buck Jr.: Yes, what is it?
Todd The Horse: Well, it's Tina.
John Buck Jr.: The talking turtle? What about her?
Todd The Horse: It just seems that she's...she's very colored, don't you think?
John Buck Jr.: Now that you mention it, she's certainly not white. An inferior breed, I dare say...
Todd The Horse: (to himself) His favorite animal sidekick my ass.

(As the The Oldest Oak Tree waves its arms wildly)
Charlotte: Oh my, what is it trying to say?
John Buck Jr.: I don't know, something must have been lost in translation, eh Charlotte?
Charlotte: Oh! Ha ha ha!
The Oldest Oak Tree: No, no. I was just scared by the WHITE STRIPES on your clothes.
Charlotte: Ha ha!
John Buck Jr: Ha ha! I'm Batman! Ha ha!
Charlotte: Ha ha!

The Oldest Oak Tree: But you see, your true worth never came from catching slaves. Inside you have been worthy all along.
John Buck Jr.: I...see that now. Thank you, wise tree!
Charlotte: Yes, thank you!
John Buck Jr.: However I'm afraid that we still require a bridge across the river and we must cut you down!
Charlotte: Yes, we must!
The Oldest Oak Tree: Oh God, what?? No, but you can't- AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH (more)

AMDB Trivia:
  • The planning of this film began when Disney, tired of DreamWorks stealing all their movie ideas early in development, released a series of fake leaks in an attempt to trick DreamWorks into creating the most offensive movie possible. Reportedly, DreamWorks used every single idea fed to them, although an angry Jeffrey Katzenberg later insisted that the erotic lynching sequence was entirely his.

  • Due to the nature of the film, DreamWorks had a difficult time signing any black actors. In the end, the only black person who worked on the film was Samuel L. Jackson, due to the chance discovery that he will sign anything unconditionally if called a motherfucking bad-ass during the negotiating process.

  • It is reported that Eddie Murphy asked to be allowed to participate in the film, but was told that although his performance on "Chappelle's Show" was impressive, they were interested in bigger names.

  • This movie contained many of DreamWorks Animation's trademark pop culture references, including the slave names "Whipping-Boy George" and "House Slave M.D."

  • Soon into pre-production it was found that the contract of co-writer Teller contained, in addition to a clause that exempted him from any speaking responsibilities in his performances, one exempting him from any writing responsibilities in his screen-writing. Having accepted the contract, DreamWorks had no choice but to pay him the agreed upon salary as he sat in the writers' room quietly reading Ayn Rand and sipping a Bloody Mary.

  • Several cast members complained that Samuel L. Jackson would call their homes late at night begging them to reassure him that he was still both relevant and cool. This resulted in the number of celebrities with his number blocked rising from 1,736 to a record breaking 2,098.

  • The words "Based Upon A Soon To Be True Story" appear prominantly in the ending credits. All involved have so far refused to comment on the meaning of this statement.

  • Footage from this movie was decleared so patently offensive that all trailers and tv spots used cleverly reedited footage from previous DreamWorks's animations to produce the effect that the film was an adaptation of "The Berenstain Bears Forget Their Manners".

  • Bob Saget as yet refuses to watch the movie, claiming that his voice emanating from "that moving plastic man" was proof that DreamWorks had pilfered his soul.

  • Author James Michner filed a lawsuit against DreamWorks claiming that the film copied exactly the ending to his novel, "Texas." The case was thrown out of court on the grounds that no one has ever reached the end of a Michner novel.

Goofs:
  • Factual error: Black people do not keep in constant contact with Satan.

  • Cast or crew visible: An entire camera crew can been seen reflected in the window when John Buck Jr. wards off Cruddy Carl's drunken advances. However animated movies do not actually have camera crews.

  • Continuity: As Plantation Master Bob picks up the Magic Acorn, the entire glorious culture of the South can be seen behind him. When he turns to pass it on to John Buck Jr., the South has been replaced by two guys in flannel vests waving a confederate flag outside a Burger King.

  • Incorrectly regarded as goofs: Samuel L. Jackson gave all three of the escaped slaves the exact same voice. Director Vicky Jenson later explained that this reflected the undeniable uniformity of the negroid race.

  • Revealing mistakes: Due to budget constraints, all characters are shown only as wire frames for the second half of the movie. Plantation Master Bob retains his distinctive mustache and bob haircut despite the change.

  • Anachronisms: The phrase "tap that ass" did not exist in the slave era and has never referred to any type of medical procedure.

  • Factual error: The Bible is the one, complete, and true Word of God, and cannot be bent to the purposes of mere men as Cruddy Carl implies.

  • Continuity: At the ten second mark, images appear telling the story of the film. However, 82 minutes later, the screen is blank again and appears as though it has never shown a single image.

– Joseph "Maxnmona" Fink

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