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The sole surviving Texas Ranger of an ambush arranged by Butch Cavandish returns to fight back as a masked hero.

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Storyline

When the young Texas Ranger, John Reid, is the sole survivor of an ambush arranged by the militaristic outlaw leader, Butch Cavendich, he is rescued by an old childhood Comanche friend, Tonto. When he recovers from his wounds, he dedicates his life to fighting the evil that Cavendich represents. To this end, John Reid becomes the great masked western hero, The Lone Ranger. With the help of Tonto, the pair go to rescue the President Grant when Cavendich takes him hostage. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The loyal friend that he trusted. The woman that fate denied him. The great silver stallion he rode. And his consuming love of justice. See more »


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22 May 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La leyenda del Llanero Solitario  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Producer Jack Wrather and actress Bonita Granville acquired the legal rights to the Lone Ranger character and stories in 1978 for a reported $3 million. Reportedly, this was a record amount at the time. See more »

Goofs

As Tonto approaches Silver just before the "breaking in" scene listed here, he is carrying the saddle and blanket in his right hand and the bridle in his left. When he arrives at Silver, having never been out of camera sight more than 1 or 2 seconds the the bridle is now in his right hand with the saddle in his left. Still in scene above the waste, Tonto is next seen without the saddle. When the Ranger picks up the saddle, it is magically behind him even though Tonto never crossed behind him or tossed the saddle. See more »

Quotes

[Grant, on a train with Buffalo Bill Cody, Wild Bill Hickok and Col. George Armstrong Custer, is commenting on the decimation of the buffalo]
President Ulysses S. Grant: What happened to all the buffalo?
Buffalo Bill Cody: I shot 'em.
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Follows The Lone Ranger (1966) See more »

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Interesting
3 May 2004 | by (East Coast, United States) – See all my reviews

What is most interesting about this film, other than it's parallels to Zorro (which was written in the early 1900's): is the fact that Klinton Spilsbury never spoke a single word of dialogue throughout the entire piece, his lines being completely dubbed by James Keach, Stacey Keach's brother; Harrison Ford's stunt double from the later release of Raiders being run over during the stagecoach stunt homage to Yakima Canutt; and that John Hart, temporary replacement for Clayton Moore on the TV version of the Lone Ranger, being cast as Mr. Striker, newspaper editor and creator of the Lone Ranger mythos.

I personally like this film despite it's flaws. It's good, but could have been so much better.


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