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Blazing Saddles

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Writer-director Mel Brooks takes on racism in this politically incorrect comedy set in the Wild West. Cleavon Little plays a black sheriff in the all-white town; Gene Wilder is his gunslinger sidekick. They’re there because townspeople petitioned their dimwitted governor (Brooks) for help battling thugs terrorizing the town. Unbeknownst to the residents, conniving State Attorney General Hedley Lamarr (Harvey Korman) is trying to empty the town so he can sell the land to railroad developers. Blazing Saddles is best known for pushing the envelope of racial and ethnic generalizations, and for its potty humor. Comedian Richard Pryor, Brooks’ original choice for the lead role, co-wrote the screenplay. A huge box-office success, Blazing Saddles was selected in 2006 for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

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Starring: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn
Rated: R