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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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$12,200,000 (USA)
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The characters of J.J. McQuade (Chuck Norris) and Rawley Wilkes (David Carradine) were described on movie posters in big bold print as being "The Lone Wolf Lawman" and "The Mad Dog Criminal" respectively. See more »

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The Burnside character was introduced as an ATF agent, but later in the movie when our heroes invaded the remote airstrip, Burnside proclaimed he was the FBI. See more »

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Rawley Wilkes: I understand you're very good with your hands and feet.
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Director of Atmosphere was awarded to Dory Ben-Ami (8 years old at the time) and Jim Lott (78 years old at the time) See more »

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Chuck Norris' best role ever. Spaghetti Western in 1980's Texas
29 October 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Chuck Norris was clean shaven until this role, and since it he hasn't shaved his beard. From this movie, Norris' hit t.v. show Walker Texas Ranger is based.

JJ McQuade (Chuck Norris) is a Lone Wold renegade Texas Ranger. He is unstoppable, using karate kicks and uzi's to hose down the enemy. He is a divorced father, who takes care of his daughter, yet has enough time for a love affair with the stunning Barbara Carrera.

This is also the first movie where Robert Beltran of Star Trek fame is featured. Also in this movie are David Carradine and Leon Isaac Kennedy. So the cast is great, the story is tight, the music by Francesco De Masi is amazing, and the action is constant.

This is a must see for any action fan, it also makes good viewing at home with a beer and a date, because there is a lot of romance in it as well.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


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