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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
Lukewarm attempt to revitalize the Comedy Western in the great tradition of BLAZING SADDLES (1973) with Paul Hogan playing the Paul-Hogan-role in a CROCODILE DUNDEE-like charmer with action, gags and romance, but sadly this time it needs a lot more to make a good movie than outback charm. Hogan is funny as usual in the title role of gun-waving, but short-sighted bank thief Lightning Jack, who takes mute, but smart Cuba Gooding, Jr. as his assistant and tries to escape the law (Pat Hingle & Co.) while flirting with Beverly D'Angelo. The mediocre script doesn't work, some gags work, others don't, the direction by Simon Wincer is boring, but Hogan's charisma holds it together for most of the time, although Gooding, Jr. does some good scene-stealing.
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