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Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Montana by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.

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Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from America by an Australian rancher so he can shoot aborigines at a distance. Quigley takes exception to this and leaves. The rancher tries to kill him for refusing, and Quigley escapes into the brush with a woman he rescued from some of the rancher's men, and are helped by aborigines. Quigley returns the help, before going on to destroy all his enemies. Written by Ed Sutton {esutton@mindspring.com}

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There's a price on his head. A girl on his mind. And a twinkle in his eye. See more »


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19 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Gun, a Woman and... A Kiss  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,413,105 (USA)
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The film was to have been Steve McQueen's follow-up to The Hunter (1980), but he fell ill shortly after filming The Hunter (1980), so the project was scrapped. It was revived several times throughout the 1980s, with various stars in mind for the lead. Harrison Ford was offered the lead role, but turned it down because he considered it too visibly similar to Indiana Jones. The role was offered to Tom Selleck twice, first in 1985, but he had to turn it down because of his commitment to Magnum, P.I. (1980). When this series concluded in 1988, he quickly asked if the role was still available and accepted it. The producers spent another year gathering a reasonable budget. See more »

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In the close-ups with the sun overhead, and the shadow of his hat falling on his face and shoulders, there is a second shadow of the brim of the hat on his forehead, revealing the presence of another light source. See more »

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Elliott Marston: Some men are born in the wrong century. I think I was born on the wrong continent.
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Quigley Gets Beat Up
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Wonderful Western and message film all in one.
24 July 2003 | by (NYC USA) – See all my reviews

I was weaned on westerns and so after a while you get numb by the vast amount of bad ones done over the years.I always thought a `twist'gives a western something more,a `hook'if you will.This IS such a flick.It is also fair to say I am NOT a huge Tom Selleck fan.That being said I think this has become one of my top 5 favorite westerns ever and top 10 movies of all time.The hook is the Outback and this twist is right on target.The Aborigine are the Indians and we have the evil land owner in Alan Rickman and the `Lady'in Laura San Giacomo.In Lieu of the Mexican Army we have the English.A interesting Rifle to rival a artillery piece or Gattling gun for interest. The basic story is again,good vs evil and redemption via true love.Tried and true western themes,but this Outback setting is the new hook that makes it well done. Fine vast action theme music and a down hill chase via horseback that is a classic.It had to be well shoot and filmed and it was.The ending had a `mystical'setting not seen in westerns but a staple of the Aborigine mystique if you will. The movie also serves to bring light to the shameful treating of the Aborigine in Australia that climaxed only in the last 20 years.A dirty secret only hinted at of the policy in force until the late 1960s of removing Aboriginal children from their families.A touching scene with Laura San Giacomo and a small Aborigine child hammer this home on no uncertain terms.This film works on so many levels it should be recognized as a Aborigine in Australia `message' film set to western theme.I cannot say enough and recommend this film to everyone.You will not be sorry.


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