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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
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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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£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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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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A greatly overlooked movie.
2 December 1999 | by (Norwich, England) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best comedy westerns for a long time and gives its stars ample time to perform.

Paul Hogan plays pretty much the same character as he did in Crocodile Dundee, only with a bit more heart, as a failed outlaw trying to make a name for himself in the Wild West with one big heist. His only partner is played by Cuba Gooding Jr., in a superb early performance as a dumb black shop assistant, with shows both comedic talent, and a depth to the character that Hogan himself probably didn't know was there when he wrote it.

A series of wonderfully scenes in bars all over the West, culminate in a perfect last heist that nobody knows about, and robs Hogan of his wanted fame.

Unfortunately, the box-office showed less confidence in the movie than it's investors on the Aussie stock-market did, but do not let that deter you from a very funny movie.


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