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 ...
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Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien had single-handedly captured The Terror and was called Hero by the ... See full summary »
After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the ... See full summary »
Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail... See full summary »
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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Director Steve Carver once said of shooting in El Paso: "El Paso is filled with locations that are not only visually exciting but also authentic. The scenes that were filmed at Indian Cliffs are some of the most spectacular in the film". See more »
When McQuade pulls Snow from the burning truck, and begins to carry him away in a "fireman's carry," he is twisted up on his side with his arm pulled behind him. When the camera changes angles, he is being carried correctly. See more »
This is Chuck Norris in full on one man army mode.
If Dirty Harry were a Texas Ranger, he'd look a helluva lot like J.J. McQuade. Ranger Chuck is your Dirty Harry of Texas Rangers. And McQuade takes the Dirty part seriously, speaking of which, McQuade isn't very friendly much of the time. His best pals are his fists, feet, his guns, and his trusty pet wolf.
LONE WOLF MCQUADE has a nice modern-day Western feel to it. A lot of that is helped by the excellent score by Francesco De Masi. Being from the 1980s, it naturally has everything, including: fists, kicks, guns, Uzis, rocket launchers, a crossbow, grenades, and a contest between a bulldozer and an armored car.
Chuck usually hits the bad guys before they even finish swinging their fists. At one point, it takes three bad guys to wrestle him down, and that's AFTER he's been shot! When he gets mad, he kicks a post and brings down an entire porch. When a bad guy's getting away, Chuck just chases him down and jumps on his truck and then hangs on until the driver crashes due to Chuck being on his hood. He also runs across rooftops, Even when beaten and buried in his truck, he finds a beer, drinks half of it, and pours the other half over his face to freshen up...before starting the truck with its supercharger and breaking free. This is great stuff.
There's something about Chucks acting that elevates him a above the level of a Seagal or a Van Damme; it's like he doesn't have to try as hard to be cool. David Carradine has a weird, low-key acting style, but it works here for his evil villain role. Barbara Carrera is hot, playing the woman who has to choose between the two.
Lone Wolf McQuade is an enjoyable movie with a lot of nice moments. It's competently directed and has a lot of great names in the cast. It's hard to ask for more than that.
Excellent movie...overall 9 out of 10.
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