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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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Chuck Norris is Lone Wolf McQuade. David Carradine is the man that got in his way. See more »


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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,200,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The license plate on Rawley Wilkes (David Carradine)'s car read "CARATE". 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: Welcome to my hacienda, Mr. McQuade. How nice of you to pay a social visit.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Top Dog (2015) See more »

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Norris' Best, Bar None!
15 July 1999 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

This is actually a pretty nifty little action film, fashioned as a modern day "spaghetti western." Solid direction by B-Movie veteran Steve Carver and a well-written script combine with a first rate performance by Norris (his absolute best to date....this character could be seen as a prototype to his current smash hit on TV, "Walker: Texas Ranger")to make this great escapist entertainment. David Carradine is also memorable as the chief villain of the story.

I saw this film in a packed theatre when it was first released and the audience just ate it up. The scene where he drives his truck out of a grave that the bad guys have buried him in was a particular crowd-pleaser!


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