The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and the ranger, and involving the woman they both love.Written by
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There were no stunt doubles used for the final fight between McQuade and Wilkes. Chuck Norris and David Carradine insisted to do the scene themselves despite the protests of the producers, but director Steve Carver insisted, as well. See more »
In a scene with mob boss Falcon, both Ranger McQuade and Falcon point their revolvers at the other as a form of intimidation, with Falcon stating that his was the "bigger gun", while McQuade pulls back the hammer of his revolver stating that his was loaded. On a close up of the gun, this is revealed to be true as bullets are visible in the revolver's cylinder. After both men lower their weapons to have a conversation, McQuade goes to safely release the hammer from his revolver by thumbing it as he lowers it. However, McQuade misses the hammer and the trigger is pulled causing it to dry fire. Had the gun been loaded as stated and shown, this should have caused the cartridge to discharge and the revolver to fire in a dangerous manner, as it was not held in a position to properly be fired, nor pointed at a safe direction away from either men. See more »
I don't usually like Chuck, but this one hit the spot. I thought the producers could have left out the cornball love scenes, but it still played pretty good. It was totally predictable, particularly the big kick-off between Chuck and Carradine at the end. If you like martial arts, car chases, explosions and hammy, overdone acting then you will go for this one. Funny, Chuck seems to be a crummier actor now than he did when filming this movie.
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