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Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 April 1983 (USA)
After helping the local police with some horse thieves, a Texas Ranger aims at a drug lord with arms trade as well. They're interested in the same woman and they're both into martial arts.

Director:

Steve Carver

Writers:

B.J. Nelson (screenplay), H. Kaye Dyal (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... J.J. McQuade
David Carradine ... Rawley Wilkes
Barbara Carrera ... Lola Richardson
Leon Isaac Kennedy ... Jackson
Robert Beltran ... Kayo
L.Q. Jones ... Dakota
Dana Kimmell ... Sally McQuade
R.G. Armstrong ... T. Tyler
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Jefe
Sharon Farrell ... Molly
Daniel Frishman ... Falcon
William Sanderson ... Snow
John Anderson John Anderson ... Burnside
Robert Arenas Robert Arenas ... Gas Station Attendant
Tommy Ballard Tommy Ballard ... Colonel
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Storyline

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 Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Taglines:

The 'Mad Dog' Criminal...The 'Lone Wolf' Lawman...The Ultimate Showdown. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lone Wolf See more »

Filming Locations:

El Paso, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,295,300, 17 April 1983

Gross USA:

$12,232,628
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When McQuade's new partner is chasing him on the dirt road his windshield cracks. In a later shot the windshield is intact. See more »

Quotes

Molly: I didn't know you took days off.
J.J. McQuade: Hi, Molly.
Molly: Where have you been, stranger?
J.J. McQuade: I've been real busy.
Molly: Oh boy, same old trouble, huh?
J.J. McQuade: My kind of trouble doesn't take vacations.
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Crazy Credits

A "Spiritual Adviser" is credited in the closing credits. It is director John Milius. See more »

Alternate Versions

Norwegian cinema version is heavily cut to get an 16 rating but later video versions are uncut with an 18 rating. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Chuck Norris' best role ever. Spaghetti Western in 1980's Texas
29 October 1999 | by havana-2See all my reviews

Chuck Norris was clean shaven until this role, and since it he hasn't shaved his beard. From this movie, Norris' hit t.v. show Walker Texas Ranger is based.

JJ McQuade (Chuck Norris) is a Lone Wold renegade Texas Ranger. He is unstoppable, using karate kicks and uzi's to hose down the enemy. He is a divorced father, who takes care of his daughter, yet has enough time for a love affair with the stunning Barbara Carrera.

This is also the first movie where Robert Beltran of Star Trek fame is featured. Also in this movie are David Carradine and Leon Isaac Kennedy. So the cast is great, the story is tight, the music by Francesco De Masi is amazing, and the action is constant.

This is a must see for any action fan, it also makes good viewing at home with a beer and a date, because there is a lot of romance in it as well.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


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