Texas Rangers (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  30 November 2001 (USA)
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A ragtag group of youngsters band together after the American Civil War to form the Texas Rangers, a group charged with the dangerous, ruthless duty of cleaning up the West.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Dukes
Leander McNelly
Randolph Douglas Scipio
Richard Dukes
Frank Bones
Jean-Pierre Marsele
John King Fisher
Billy Morton ...
Kate Newby ...
Henrietta Dukes
Sgt. John Armstrong
Mariachi Guard
Joe Renteria ...
General Cortinas


Set after the American Civil War in the 1870s, 'Texas Rangers' is a story about a group of men determined to maintain peace and contain the chaos that is erupting on the Texan frontier. Native Americans are attempting to reclaim their land, Mexicans are pouring over the U.S. border, and renegade outlaws are tearing up the state, so the Texas Rangers swear to protect the innocent and their loved. To do so, they must be willing to maintain the peace where law enforcement cannot, fight while they are out-manned and out-armed by the opponent, and be willing to die for the freedom for which they fight. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Count Your Bullets.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for western violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 November 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$319,516 (USA) (30 November 2001)


$14,737 (South Africa) (6 September 2002)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was in development for many, many years. In its earliest stages, it was planned as a directorial project for Sam Peckinpah. See more »


In the scenes on crossing the Rio Grande you can clearly see the water flowing from left to right looking from Texas to Mexico. The river, of course, flowing from west to east all along the Texan/Mexican border should be seen flowing from right to left. See more »


Leander McNelly: [coughing, in pain] The Lord is comin' for me, Mr Dunnison.
Lincoln Rogers Dunnison: [confused] Then why ride?
Leander McNelly: I figure it's best I walk to meet him.
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Feels Like A TV Pilot
26 July 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

A lot of people have commentated that Texas RANGERS feels like a straight to video film but I disagree and wish to point out that it seems more like a pilot for a TV series . The script and the way the cast play their roles certainly suggests this since we've got characters that seem anachronistic and could very well have become litery devices for a long running TV series . An example is of having one of the rangers as a black character , think about it he's in a Southern state and he's black ! What an obvious character to use at a later stage to explore racism . Unfortunately because none of the characters will be appearing in their own series this leads to a serious problem that many people have picked up on and that is there's no character development . In fact this makes the entire film feel totally clichéd and unconvincing

There are other serious problems such as the way the film uses an overlayed map every time the rangers move from one location to another . This happens in nearly every single scene without fail and becomes totally patronising after the first 20 times . No seriously I'm not exaggerating , if someone treks more than a few yards we see a soft focus overlay of a map come up on screen without fail . Perhaps the fact that the film was obviously NOT shot in Texas might have everything to do with this ? Anyone who has a vague notion of where Texas might be will be stratching their head asking what the rangers are doing in Montana . I'm also pretty certain that the creation of the Texas rangers didn't happen as we're shown here

TR is not a film that will satisfy everyone and I have a feeling that it will satisfy no one . Western aficionados will dislike because of its inaccurate feel while DAWSON CREEK viewers ( Am I right in thinking that this is who it was marketed for ? ) will very quickly become bored with the clichés

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