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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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$12,200,000 (USA)
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According to Eleanor Mannikka at Allmovie, this movie is a "Spaghetti-western-like martial arts actioner". 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 »

Quotes

[McQuade is pointing a gun at Kayo]
J.J. McQuade: What are you doing here?
Kayo: I came to wake you up. I'm your new partner remember?
[McQuade uncocks the gun]
J.J. McQuade: Kid get out of here. And forget that partner crap.
Kayo: But Captain Tyler said...
[McQuade cuts him off by shooting at the ceiling]
J.J. McQuade: Tell Tyler to shove it.
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A "Spiritual Adviser" is credited in the closing credits. It is director John Milius. 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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