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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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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 untold story of the man behind the mask, and the legend behind the man. 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)

Gross:

$8,000,000 (USA)
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This movie was such a huge box-office bomb that American investors had to salvage Lew Grade's ITC by purchasing its remaining stock and then reorganizing the company as part of the newly-formed Tri-Star Pictures. See more »

Goofs

During the scene where the Lone Ranger is breaking Silver to ride, the horse shown changes back and forth from having blue eyes to brown eyes. It also changes from wearing a bridle with a bit to a rodeo type bronc halter. See more »

Quotes

Ranger Little: [During a gunfight in a canyon] It ain't the bullet that kills you...
[shoots a bad guy on a cliff]
Ranger Little: ...It's the fall.
[bad guy falls from cliff]
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Follows The Lone Ranger (1966) See more »

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The Man in the Mask
Written by John Barry and Dean Pitchford
Sung by Merle Haggard
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One of my favorites
15 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Legend of the Lone Ranger" will always be one of my favorite movies. I am really tired of people bashing this movie. I will take "The Legend of the Lone Ranger" over a lot of the pretentious and overrated snoozers that have won Best Picture at the Academy Awards year after year. The movie is fast paced, entertaining and a great re-telling of the Lone Ranger story. Great cinematography! A wonderful and scenic film to look at. Klinton Spilsbury takes a lot of unwarranted criticism for his performance but I see nothing wrong with it considering his entire performance was dubbed by the less than stellar James Keach. Blaming Spilsbury for the acting makes no sense since Keach seems to phone his performance in. All in all, a fun movie deserving of a little more respect.


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