I'm familiar with it, but I've never seen it. I'll get my hands on the DVD. It's not available on Netflix, but I just ordered a copy via an Amazon merchant.
Directed by Gordon Parks Jr, son of the late photographer and director, Gordon Parks.
Parks Jr was killed in 1979 in a plane crash near Nairobi, Kenya, and is probably best known as the director of Super Fly. So, father and son had 2 of the biggest blaxploitation hits of the era - Shaft and Super Fly.
Shaft Sr died in 2006.
Thomasine and Bushrod (released in 1974) reads like Bonnie And Clyde meets Robin Hood. In short, Thomasine and Bushrod go on a crime spree through the American south between 1911 and 1915, stealing from rich, white capitalists, and giving to Mexicans, Native Americans and poor whites.
I couldn't find any clips on YouTube or elsewhere. I'll put some up when I get my DVD, hopefully some time this week.
If anyone's seen it, share your thoughts...