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Quigley Down Under (1990)

Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming 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)  »

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Quigley der Australier  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$21,413,105 (USA)
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Trivia

Both Steve McQueen and Clint Eastwood were considered for the lead role of Matthew Quigley which in the end was cast with Tom Selleck. See more »

Goofs

When they're dumped in the desert, Quigley stabs Coogan to death and props up on his body to take the rifle shot. Coogan can be seen breathing several times. See more »

Quotes

Crazy Cora: I don't want you to go.
Matthew Quigley: You sure look pretty in that new blue dress.
Crazy Cora: If you go after Marston, he'll kill you.
Matthew Quigley: [addressing the baby Cora is holding] Kid, next time she talks like that, pee all over the dress.
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Referenced in Creation Science 103: Class 5 (2001) See more »

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"Great Job, Roy!"
28 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm looking at director Simon Wincer's biography-- he happens to be Australian, which is an excellent fit with this film. However, project-wise, I don't see anything else impressive on it, with the possible exception of "D.A.R.Y.L." So this film, 'Quigley,' is one of those rare great pairings of actors, directors and screenplay that just makes for a fun time at the movies, and one that holds up for future generations (which, alas, "D.A.R.Y.L" does not).

Great locations, cinematography, acting (somebody give Lara San Giacomo a job, please)... it's just a great "yarn" as Gary Sinise would say.

The Western isn't dead, it's just moved a bit farther west. A necessity in your DVD collection. Great music, too.

9/10


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