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Lightning Jack (1994)

PG-13  |   |  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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Major League Baseball pitcher 'Roger Clemens (I)' makes an uncredited cameo appearance as the eye-patched outlaw character "Dutch Spencer". See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Matinee (1994) 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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Formulaic comedy western

Basically a standard western story with a few gags thrown in, this is alright if you're a fan of either star but doesn't really do much, Hogan is just a slightly pathetic version of his Crocodile Dundee persona, an outlaw who never quite makes it to the big time fame he's always longed for, while Gooding does another soppy turn as a mute who communicates by gurning and simpering. But it's fairly easy on the mind if you've got a couple of hours to kill.


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