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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
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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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$16,821,273 (USA)
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Matinee (1994) See more »

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Cowboy Jack
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Performed by Beverly D'Angelo
Arranged by Bruce Rowland
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Continuous Thunder, But No Real Storm.
12 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Funny little time burner has Paul Hogan starring as an Australian outlaw in the U.S. old west. A robbery leads to him kidnapping a young black mute man (Cuba Gooding, Jr.). They become the strangest of friends and have the wildest adventures as they try to become known criminals in a time and place that just does not seem to care about them. High-class prostitutes Beverly D'Angelo and Kamala Lopez-Dawson are also along as the duo's love interests. The film uses its gimmick well early, but then starts to drag as it hits its latter acts. Hogan and Gooding make a surprisingly impressive team, but really they were not given enough material to run with. The rest of the cast is touch and go as once again Hogan is left to carry a production and he is only minimally successfully. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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