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Release Date:
19 October 1990 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The West was never this far west...The Emmy Award-winning director of "Lonesome Dove" puts the classic Western back where it was meant to be, on the big screen...in a place it's never been before. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Selleck ... Matthew Quigley

Laura San Giacomo ... Crazy Cora

Alan Rickman ... Elliott Marston

Chris Haywood ... Major Ashley-Pitt
Ron Haddrick ... Grimmelman

Tony Bonner ... Dobkin
Jerome Ehlers ... Coogan
Conor McDermottroe ... Hobb
Roger Ward ... Brophy

Ben Mendelsohn ... O'Flynn
Steve Dodd ... Kunkurra
Karen Davitt ... Slattern
Kylie Foster ... Slattern

William Zappa ... Reilly
Jonathan Sweet ... Sergeant Thomas
Jon Ewing ... Tout
Tim Hughes ... Miller
David Slingsby ... Mullion
Danny Adcock ... Mitchell
Maeliosa Stafford ... Cavanagh
Ollie Hall ... Carver
Danny Baldwin ... Smythe
Jim Willoughby ... Scotty
Spike Cherrie ... Hayden
Gerald Egan ... Whitey
Guy Norris ... Cliff
Mark Minchinton ... Paddy
Brian Ellison ... Oliver

Mark Pennell ... Bugler
Nosepeg ... Tribal Elder (as Nosepeg O.B.E.)
Billy Stockman ... Tribal Elder

Michael Carman ... Deserter (as Michael Carmen)
Greg Stuart ... Deserter

Evelyn Krape ... Mrs. Grimmelman
Eamonn Kelly ... Klaus Grimmelman (as Eamon Kelly)
Graham Young ... Bullocky
Allan 'Happy' Bradford ... Bullocky
Cory Tjapaltjarri ... Little Bit

Don Bridges ... Ticket Seller
David Le Page ... French Canadian
Vic Gordon ... Elderly Man
Joanie Thomas ... Elderly Woman
Bruce Knappet ... Bushman
James Wright ... Bushman
Ian Lind ... Startled Man
Fred Walsh ... Startled Man
Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie ... Kajubi
Paul Gurrumurruwuy Wunungmurra ... Aborigine
Mark Yapupu ... Aborigine
Curtis Dhambili ... Aborigine
Johnny Djiliwuy II ... Aborigine (as Johnny Djiliwuy No. 2)
Wilson Wtrrikuwuy ... Aborigine
Michael Mathangdan ... Aborigine
Richard Bulupal ... Aborigine
Sebastian Warrangu ... Aborigine
Bruce Burrngu Burrngu ... Aborigine
Trevor Warrarka ... Aborigine
Glen Warrandalaitj ... Aborigine
Lindsay Raparr'Awuy ... Aborigine
Peter Daitjirri ... Aborigine
Andrew Mangnan ... Aborigine
Tom Murrnaling ... Aborigine
Helen Gatja ... Aborigine
Stephanie Djingiritj ... Aborigine
Alice Gathayalnga ... Aborigine
Lyn Wanyganwuy ... Aborigine
Ruth Balpiyangay ... Aborigine
Leonie Buminya ... Aborigine
Dorothy Warnggarrknga ... Aborigine
Edna Gawuda ... Aborigine
Rachel Yandhing ... Aborigine
Sylvia Yalumbuluwuy ... Aborigine
Wendy Rarrumiya ... Aborigine
Kirsten Galumay ... Aborigine
Leonie Ganudha ... Aborigine
Lisa Duwarringy ... Aborigine
Rosafly Dungurrang ... Aborigine
Phyllis Walarrangga ... Aborigine
Kahleen Nungapan ... Aborigine
Rosalind Wunungmurra ... Aborigine
Simeon Rikamawuy ... Aborigine
Joseph Yamalpurra ... Aborigine

Directed by
Simon Wincer 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Hill (written by)

Produced by
Stanley O'Toole .... producer
Alexandra Rose .... producer
Megan Rose .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Basil Poledouris 
 
Cinematography by
David Eggby (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Burgess 
 
Casting by
Rae Davidson 
Michael Lynch 
 
Production Design by
Ross Major 
 
Art Direction by
Ian Gracie 
 
Set Decoration by
Brian Dusting 
Brian Edmonds 
 
Makeup Department
Lon Bentley .... makeup artist: Mr Selleck and Ms. San Giacomo
Doug Glanville .... assistant makeup artist
Anna Karpinski .... assistant makeup artist
Tony Meredith .... hair stylist
Vivienne Rushbrook .... makeup supervisor
Gregg Staines .... hair stylist
Jules Korshoonoff .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
David Eggby .... production manager (as David Egby)
Robert Graham .... unit manager: second unit (as Bob Graham)
Christopher Jones .... unit manager
Stephen Jones .... unit production manager
Rosemary Marks .... post-production supervisor
David Munro .... production supervisor
Pamela H. Vanneck .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Debbie Atkins .... third assistant director
Adrian Carr .... second unit director
Bob Donaldson .... first assistant director (as Robert Donaldson)
Nikki Long .... second assistant director
Hamish McSporran .... first assistant director: second unit
Hamish McSporran .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Wayne Allan .... construction supervisor
Ian Baxter .... stand-by carpenter
Adam Bromhead .... set finisher
Alan Brown .... set finisher
Ian Doig .... construction manager
Alan Fleming .... lead carpenter (as Alan Flemming)
Peter Forbes .... property buyer
Graeme Galloway .... storyboard artist and glass painter (as Graham Galloway)
Alan Goode .... construction manager
Murray Gosson .... assistant property master
Andrea Hood .... stand-by dresser
Susan Jarvis .... art department coordinator
Len Judd .... property buyer
Peta Lawson .... art department buyer
Gus Lobb .... set finisher
Glen McDermott .... draughtsman
Robert Moxham .... property master
Leroy Plummer .... assistant properties
Christo Reid .... scenic artist
Colin Robertson .... property buyer
Morag Smart .... assistant stand-by dresser
Peter J. Morris .... studio carpenter (uncredited)
Jane Murphy .... set dresser (uncredited)
Walter Sperl .... location constructor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lloyd Carrick .... sound mixer
Tim Chau .... sound designer
Tim Chau .... supervising sound editor
Thierry J. Couturier .... temp sound editor
Peter Fenton .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Goldsmith .... boom operator
Phil Heywood .... sound re-recording mixer: ATLAB
Jennifer Hortin .... assistant sound editor
Frank Lipson .... sound effects editor
Gerry Long .... foley editor
Glenn Martin .... sound effects editor
Steve Murphy .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Gavin Myers .... sound effects editor
Ron Purvis .... sound re-recording mixer
John Simpson .... foley editor
Marijke Rikki van Gyen .... foley artist (as Rikki Van Gyen)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Bird .... special effects assistant
Rodney Burke .... special effects technician
Steve Courtley .... special effects supervisor
Jan Crockett .... special effects technician
Tom Davies .... special effects technician
Mont Fieguth .... special effects technician (as Monty Feiguth)
Paul Gorrie .... special effects technician
Pauline Grebert .... special effects technician
John Kingston .... special effects assistant
Jeff Little .... special effects technician
John Noseda .... special effects assistant
Conrad Rothmann .... special effects supervisor (as Conrad Rothman)
Peter Stubbs .... special effects technician
Kevin Turner .... special effects assistant
Bob Wenger .... special effects technician
Mick Wenger .... special effects assistant
Matthew Wighton .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... opticals
Ken Phelan .... opticals
 
Stunts
Gary Amos .... stunts
Brett Anderson .... stunts
Ric Anderson .... stunts
Szumai Anderson .... stunts
Danny Baldwin .... assistant stunt coordinator
Spike Cherrie .... stunts (as Spike Cherry)
Murray Chesson .... stunts
Tom Coltraine .... stunts
Ken Connley .... stunts
Wally Dalton .... stunts
Mitch Deans .... stunts
Collin Dragsbaek .... stunts
Brendan Egan .... horse wrangler (as Brendon Egan)
Gerald Egan .... stunts
Brian Ellison .... stunts
Joanne Fraser .... stunts (as Joanne Frazer)
Lou Horvath .... stunts
Ray Jones .... stunts
Colin Lowe .... stunts
Rocky McDonald .... stunts
Linda Megier .... stunts
Paul Murtagh .... stunts
Guy Norris .... stunt coordinator
Malcolm Pritchard .... stunts
Johnny Raaen .... stunts
Greg Stuart .... stunts
Lloyd Ventry .... stunts
Shirley Wallace .... stunts
Mark Warren .... stunts
Bill Willoughby .... stunts
Jim Willoughby .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ross Berryman .... director of photography: second unit
Ian Dewhurst .... gaffer
Derry Field .... focus puller
Dave Hansen .... grip
Grahame Litchfield .... key grip
Ian McAlpine .... grip
Timothy Morrison .... electrician (as Tim Morrison)
Harry Panagiotidis .... Steadicam operator
Barry Peake .... still photographer
Daryl Pearson .... electrician
Mark Ramsay .... grip
Greg Rawson .... electrician
Trevor Ripper .... electrician
Adrien Seffrin .... clapper loader (as Adrien Quinn Seffrin)
David Stevens .... focus puller: second unit
Peter Stott .... camera maintenance
Peter White .... assistant camera
Peter White .... clapper loader: second unit
Colin Williams .... gaffer: second unit
Sally Eccleston .... first assistant camera: second camera (uncredited)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician (uncredited)
Lex Martin .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Paul Moyes .... lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Dianne Crittenden .... casting consultant: USA
Jo Warren .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wayne A. Finkelman .... wardrobe designer: Mr. Selleck (as Wayne Finkelman)
Wayne A. Finkelman .... wardrobe designer: Ms. San Giacomo (as Wayne Finkelman)
Lauryn Forder .... wardrobe assistant
Rosalea Hood .... wardrobe buyer (as Rosalie Hood)
Ross Major .... additional costume designer
Julie Middleton .... wardrobe supervisor
Sheryl Pilkinton .... costume cutter (as Sheryl Pilkington)
Jean Turnbull .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Leo Bahas .... negative cutter
Arthur Cambridge .... color timer
Adrian Carr .... supervising editor
James Harvey .... assistant editor
Cheryl Kroll .... assistant editor (as Cheryl Ann Kroll)
 
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Greig McRitchie .... orchestrator
Tom Villano .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Mark McKenzie .... music arranger (uncredited)
Mark McKenzie .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Greig McRitchie .... music arranger (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: French horn (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Lisa Harrison .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Nick Aquilino .... assistant: Ms. Rose
Kevin Bestt .... armorer
Craig Bolles .... aboriginal liaison
Brian Burns .... armorer
Philippa Campbell .... unit assistant (as Phil Campbell)
Evanne Chesson .... animal trainer
Jerry Croft .... manufacturer: Quigley's saddlery and leather apparel
Craig Dillon .... unit assistant
Hunt Downs .... unit publicist: USA
Gerald Egan .... horse master
Brian Fahey .... horse wrangler
Tony Forsyth .... production secretary
Braddon Giles .... stand-in
Peter Gronow .... armorer
Cody Harris .... animal handler
Suzie Howie .... unit publicist: Australia
Dennis Hulm .... unit assistant
Jeremy Hutchinson .... unit assistant
Jenny Kaspar .... accounting assistant
Angela Kenny .... accounting assistant
Rick Kornaat .... unit assistant
Kym Krombholz .... horse wrangler
Mark Lennard .... aboriginal liaison
Colin Lowe .... horse wrangler
Kevin McDonald .... unit assistant
Ken McLeod .... safety officer
David Muntz .... assistant: Mr. Selleck
John Nordlum .... stand-in
Vincent O'Toole .... cost controller
Lynn Paetz .... accountant
Malcolm Pritchard .... horse wrangler
Barbara Ring .... production coordinator
Christine Robson .... art department coordinator: pre-production
Max Scanlon .... bullock wrangler
Chris Smith .... caterer
Peter Stott .... projectionist
Mark Taylor .... unit assistant (as Mark 'Alice' Taylor)
Derek Thompson .... unit assistant
Matthew Vandermark .... aboriginal liaison
Lloyd Ventry .... horse wrangler
Anthony Wallis .... aboriginal liaison
Neidra Watson .... stable girl
Christine Wertheim .... stand-in
Judy Whitehead .... continuity (as Judith Whitehead)
Bill Willoughby .... horse wrangler
Jim Willoughby .... horse wrangler
Murray Chesson .... animal handler (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Also Known As:
"A Gun, a Woman and... A Kiss" - Israel (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
119 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
Quigley's uncanny ability to shoot accurately to 1200 yards and beyond with iron sights is not as far-fetched as it sounds. In the 1874 Second Battle of Adobe Wells, in northern Texas, William Dixon used a .50-110 Sharps to shoot an Indian off his horse from 1,538 yards. This is nine-tenths of a mile, and such a heavy bullet propelled by black powder would have a trajectory similar to that of an arrow fired from 100 yards, striking its target at a 30-degree down angle. Dixon claimed his shot was one of utter luck.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Quigley shoots the bucket to prove his marksmanship to Marsden, the vernier sight is at different settings during the three shots fired. First in the middle. Second shot (close-up) shows at bottom. Last shot shows somewhere above middle. At the distance he is shooting, it should be at or near the top causing the end of the barrel to rise making the bullet follow an arc to the target.See more »
Quotes:
Crazy Cora:Things seem different here. They say God made Australia last, don't you know, after he got tired of making everything else the same.
Matthew Quigley:Well, I seen some pretty country, that's for certain.
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24 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
my favorite western, 16 July 2001
Author: MichaelM24 from California

The first western I ever saw, QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER is my favorite. It's a great homage to the classic westerns of the past, with all the best elements combined in a fun movie about one man's fight against an evil land baron who (unknown to the hero) wanted to hire him to kill the local Aborigines, not the dingos as the hero originally thought. Tom Selleck ads another top-notch western to his resume, long with THE SACKETTS, THE SHADOW RIDERS, and the more-recent CROSSFIRE TRAIL. Alan Rickman is great as the bad guy, one of those characters you love to hate, and the beautiful Laura San Giacomo is a perfect western girl, whose (thankfully) is not the kind who becomes kidnapped and must be rescued. In fact, she spends a good deal of the film away from the action, caring for an Aborigine baby who was the only survivor of a tribe massacre earlier in the film. Director Simon Wincer proves what a genius he is at making westerns. He gets the most from everything, from the costumes to the performances, from the sweeping panoramic shots of the Australian outback to Basil Poledouris's lush score. And of course, no review of QUIGLEY would be complete without mentioning that awesome Sharps rifle. I cringe every time that wonderful rifle is thrown to the ground by Rickman. Glad to see that a DVD release is on the way, though it appears to be sorely lacking in the bonus features department. Anybody who likes westerns should check this film out. It's pretty family-friendly, too, with no harsh swearing and violence that never gets bloody or glorified.

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