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The Lone Ranger (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Western  |  3 July 2013 (USA)
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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 (

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Never Take Off the Mask

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 July 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El llanero solitario  »

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Box Office


$215,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several cast members had to receive formal training on horseback riding, gunslinging, and lassoing. See more »


The setting for movie is supposed to be Texas, yet it shows Monument Valley which is in Utah. This is an allusion to the John Ford movies which frequently used this valley as a "stand-in" for old Texas. See more »


[from trailer]
[Silver climbs on a tree branch]
Tonto: Something very wrong with that horse.
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Crazy Credits

The Jerry Bruckheimer Logo runs along a railroad instead of an asphalt road. This image was also seen in the trailer. See more »


Tumbling Tumbleweeds
Written by Bob Nolan and Gordon V. Thompson
Performed by Gene Autry
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Real film, real stunts, real actors and real fun
4 July 2013 | by (saskatoon, Canada) – See all my reviews

You know the plot; you also know who is in this movie so lets get to it. Gore Verbinski has delivered a film that moves leisurely along peppered with rousing action sequences, comedy, villainy and pathos. It is solid entertainment. I would place this movie alongside Waterworld, The Last Action Hero, and John Carter as unfairly panned films which deserves to succeed in the cinema halls.

It is too bad that there appears to be a hate on for this movie simply because it seems that a lot of money was spent in its making. But look at it this way, when you hire real stunt persons, construct and destroy real trains and stage many stunts for real, it is not going to be cheap. I would rather support this type of movie-making any day instead of the tired CGI based effects laden yawners. Every penny of the budget is on screen in a beautiful shot and staged movie. I found it to be an enjoyable 159 minutes of entertainment.

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