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Lightning Jack (1994)

 -  Comedy | Western  -  11 March 1994 (USA)
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Lightning Jack Kane is an Australian outlaw in the wild west. During a bungled bank robbery he picks up mute Ben Doyle as a hostage. The two become good friends, with Jack teaching Ben how ... See full summary »

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Lightning Jack Kane
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Ben Doyle
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Lana Castel
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Pilar (as Kamala Dawson)
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U.S. Marshal Dan Kurtz
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Sheriff
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Marcus
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Mr. Doyle
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John T. Coles
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Bart
Sandy Ward ...
Judge Curren
Roy Brocksmith ...
Junction City Tailor
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Junction City Shopkeeper
Kevin O'Morrison ...
Old Guy in Alley
Mark Miles ...
Luke
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Lightning Jack Kane is an Australian outlaw in the wild west. During a bungled bank robbery he picks up mute Ben Doyle as a hostage. The two become good friends, with Jack teaching Ben how to rob banks, while they plan Jack's last heist. Written by Rob Hartill

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A comedy about two outlaws who just wanted to be wanted.

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Comedy | Western

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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11 March 1994 (USA)  »

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Jack colpo di fulmine  »

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£732,234 (UK) (15 July 1994)
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The Lightning Jack Film Trust was established by Paul Hogan as a public company on the Australian Stock Exchange, so that investors could help finance the movie by buying stock in it. See more »


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Wanted Man
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Johnny Cash
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets
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lacking in freshness but watchable
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Lightning Jack Kane (Hogan) is an elusive but aging Australian outlaw living in the Old West who doesn't get the respect he feels he deserves. He contemplates retirement, but before that can happen he has one final wish to make major headlines. When a bank robbery gets bungled, he takes a mute store clerk (Gooding) hostage, but they unexpectedly bond, develop a genuine friendship, then try to help each other out by forming an unlikely partnership to pull off a big score that will attract the necessary attention. The two leads make a surprisingly engaging team, and there are some enjoyable moments, but the whole thing is familiar and obvious. **½


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