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Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 April 1983 (USA)
The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably ... See full summary »

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The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and the ranger, and involving the woman they both love. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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The 'Mad Dog' Criminal...The 'Lone Wolf' Lawman...The Ultimate Showdown. See more »


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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Wikipedia, "it is rumored that a fight broke out between Carradine and Norris during the filming of the final fight scene. Norris felt that Carradine was kicking him too hard and warned him not to do it again. When he did, Norris struck him. Carradine said in one of his books that he and Norris never touched each other during the filming of Lone Wolf McQuade (1983), therefore debunking the real life fight rumor". See more »

Goofs

In a scene with mob boss Falcon, both Ranger McQuade and Falcon point their revolvers at the other as a form of intimidation, with Falcon stating that his was the "bigger gun", while McQuade pulls back the hammer of his revolver stating that his was loaded. On a close up of the gun, this is revealed to be true as bullets are visible in the revolver's cylinder. After both men lower their weapons to have a conversation, McQuade goes to safely release the hammer from his revolver by thumbing it as he lowers it. However, McQuade misses the hammer and the trigger is pulled causing it to dry fire. Had the gun been loaded as stated and shown, this should have caused the cartridge to discharge and the revolver to fire in a dangerous manner, as it was not held in a position to properly be fired, nor pointed at a safe direction away from either men. See more »

Quotes

Rawley Wilkes: The boys are just having a little fun.
J.J. McQuade: You wanna join the fun?
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Crazy Credits

A "Spiritual Adviser" is credited in the closing credits. It is director John Milius. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Guess Who's Coming for Christmas? (1990) See more »

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WOW!
11 February 2002 | by (Wolverhampton, UK) – See all my reviews

Certainly Chucks greatest along with The Delta Force, this film has very few flaws. From the outset we see the hard and rugged Chuck fight it out with style and humour. The joy within this film is yet again a credit to Norris. The best scene's involve the uzi scene (his face as he spins round - utter comedy), the line "No one's ever killed a Texas Ranger", the crazy little guy, THE SHEER DELIGHT as he drives his car out of the ground and the great end fight scene where Carradine camps it up no end. The what would normally be haunting music only adds to the fun of this film...the only time I didnt laugh is when they shot his dog!


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