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Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 April 1983 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The license plate on Rawley Wilkes (David Carradine)'s car read "CARATE". See more »

Goofs

The Burnside character was introduced as an ATF agent, but later in the movie when our heroes invaded the remote airstrip, Burnside proclaimed he was the FBI. See more »

Quotes

Rawley Wilkes: Welcome to my hacienda, Mr. McQuade. How nice of you to pay a social visit.
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Crazy Credits

Director of Atmosphere was awarded to Dory Ben-Ami (8 years old at the time) and Jim Lott (78 years old at the time) See more »

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Definitely Chuck Norris's best flick!
1 July 2005 | by DaMads2See all my reviews

What can I say? This one is a classic!! My all time favorite movie is John Carpenter's Escape from New York with Kurt Russell. Lone Wolf McQuade falls into the same genre of early 80's action movies. I saw this movie when I was a kid and thought to myself, "wow-that desert place looks cool as hell". Well now I live in El Paso.

Everything about this movie is great. It has it all. Killer fistfights, beer, explosions, gunfights, awesome scenery, an evil midget, more beer, and one damn fine senorita' played by Barbera Carrera. The fight at the end between Norris and Carradine is one of the best on film. It's up there with the fight in Roadhouse, and in Die Hard. If you like good ole' fashioned kick ass action. This is your movie!!! A Chuck Norris masterpiece!


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