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Quigley Down Under (1990)

Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.

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Ron Haddrick ...
Grimmelman
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Jerome Ehlers ...
Coogan
Conor McDermottroe ...
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Brophy
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Steve Dodd ...
Kunkurra
Karen Davitt ...
Slattern
Kylie Foster ...
Slattern
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Reilly
Jonathan Sweet ...
Sergeant Thomas
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Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from America by an Australian rancher so he can shoot aborigines at a distance. Quigley takes exception to this and leaves. The rancher tries to kill him for refusing, and Quigley escapes into the brush with a woman he rescued from some of the rancher's men, and are helped by aborigines. Quigley returns the help, before going on to destroy all his enemies. Written by Ed Sutton {esutton@mindspring.com}

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The West was never this far west...The Emmy Award-winning director of "Lonesome Dove" puts the classic Western back where it was meant to be, on the big screen...in a place it's never been before. See more »


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19 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Quigley der Australier  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,853,149, 21 October 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,413,105
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One of a number of early career movie roles where English actor Alan Rickman portrayed a villain after his breakthrough movie role as one in Die Hard (1988). Rickman's other villainous film rogues from this period include the pictures Quigley Down Under (1990) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). See more »

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In describing his rifle to Marsden, Quigley says it is a "lever action." Actually, it has a falling-block action. Pulling the lever forward opens the breech and ejects the spent cartridge case. The new cartridge is then inserted manually, as Quigley is seen doing many times, and the lever pulled back, closing the breech. See more »

Quotes

[Quigley approaches Hobb, whom he's just shot]
Hobb: My back's broke...
Matthew Quigley: You're gut-shot, Hobb. Ain't nothin' I can do for you.
Hobb: Kill me...
Matthew Quigley: Where's Marston's station from here? How far's the nearest town?
Hobb: Why should I tell you?
Matthew Quigley: 'Cause if you don't, I'll let you live. Y'know, I'm new here, so I'm kinda curious. D'you think the dingoes'll get you first, or the ants?
Hobb: Don't leave me like this, Quigley! Marston's station's two days' ride southwest. Nikitanga's only twenty miles past the billabong...
Matthew Quigley: Talk ...
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Great Movie!
22 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

I'm not really sure if this falls in the "Western" genre, but I think it's pretty much the closest genre it would fit into. I've never really been into westerns, but there is something about this one. It's a really good movie!

Tom Selleck does a great job as Matthew Quigley. There really isn't enough I can say about Alan Rickman! He always plays the perfect antagonist! Maybe it's his voice, maybe it's the way he acts, I'm not sure, but all I know is that he is a great actor! Laura San Giacomo does a good job in the film too. Her character was a very strange one put in the film, but there is a reason for her strangeness. She does a fine job in the film too.

The story in this film is really quite simple and nothing terribly complicated, but it's really good and has a good moral to it. If you're the type of person that likes Westerns, then I would hope you would like this one too. Not only is it a western, but it's got a good amount of comedy in it too. Anyhow, I would definitely recommend seeing this film if you haven't already. I hope that you like the film as much as I do. Thanks for reading,

-Chris


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