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Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

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In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Never Take Off the Mask


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Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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3 July 2013 (USA)  »

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$215,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,210,849 (USA) (5 July 2013)

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$89,289,910 (USA) (4 October 2013)
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Trivia

Besides the musical reference to Rossini's William Tell, there are at least 2 operatic plot references. The magic bullet which can never miss is a plot device in Weber's Der Freischütz, and the silver returning to the river from whence it came is a reference to the closing of Wagner's Die Götterdämmerung, where the Rhein gold returns to the river from whence it came. See more »

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The ballet dancer in the picture in the saloon wears modern pointe shoes, invented in 1901. See more »

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Red HarringtonChief Big BearLatham Cole: What's with the mask?
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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Pacific Rim (2013) See more »

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Written and Performed by Brian Satterwhite
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Hi Ho Silver and away!!!
4 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

IGNORE any bad reviews of this movie. Here's another great summer comedy (also see The Heat) but without the R rating so it's a good family movie. I laughed and laughed at this movie. I was thinking it was going to be a serious take on the Lone Ranger (yeah, yeah I know...even with Johnny Depp). But very quickly as the movie progressed I was laughing and having a great time watching these two.

Johnny Depp is a master at facial expressions and this type of comedic timing. Sort of like Jack Sparrow but without the flamboyance. I was totally entertained the whole time he was in a scene in this "long" movie which went by very fast. The other actors also did a good supporting job with just enough drama to add to this movie rather than distract.

The scenery is awesome and the action scenes are beautifully photographed or green screened, CGI'd or real...whatever. I have nothing negative to say about this one...funny, no gratuitous sex, violence or language, imo. Just fun. What a nice break...I do believe I'm going to see it again!


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