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Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  15 April 1983 (USA)
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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 ... 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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When Norris meets Carradine all hell breaks loose! See more »


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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,200,000 (USA)
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Director Steve Carver once said of shooting in El Paso: "El Paso is filled with locations that are not only visually exciting but also authentic. The scenes that were filmed at Indian Cliffs are some of the most spectacular in the film". See more »

Goofs

When McQuade pulls Snow from the burning truck, and begins to carry him away in a "fireman's carry," he is twisted up on his side with his arm pulled behind him. When the camera changes angles, he is being carried correctly. See more »

Quotes

Molly: I didn't know you took days off.
J.J. McQuade: Hi Molly.
Molly: Where have you been stranger?
J.J. McQuade: I've been real busy.
Molly: Oh boy, same old trouble huh?
J.J. McQuade: My kind of trouble doesn't take vacations.
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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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Learning a thing or two from spaghetti westerns
4 November 2007 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Among all Chuck Norris movies I've watched so far, there were a few I rather liked (especially "Missing In Action" was so hilarious they had to quote it in "Hot Shots 2"), but "Lone Wolf McQuade" is the first time I actually loved every minute. I confess. There are many good reasons for it, though. Already in the opening scene, I noticed the excellent music by Francesco De Masi. The guitars, bells, trumpets, harmonicas are straight from the school of spaghetti western and turn every close-up into larger-than-life drama. David Carradine is a opponent way ahead of the villains Chuck battled in other flicks. Barbara Carrera ("Never Say Never Again") catches the eye as a widow falling in love with Chuck. The story is (intentionally or not) kept as basic as possible: hero meets bad guys, tries a solution with violence, doesn't work, tries MORE violence, then it works. Much in this movie defies reason and logic, but don't ask "why?", just view it as a kind of ritualistic fantasy western in a modern day decoration, thus it can be great fun. And you learn a lot of useful things, for example: you can revive a seemingly dead and definitely buried man with two cans of beer. And don't miss one of the first computer hacking scenes in film history, you won't believe your eyes.


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