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Lightning Jack (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | 11 March 1994 (USA)
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Lightning Jack Kane is an Australian outlaw in the wild west. During a bungled bank robbery he picks up mute Ben Doyle as a hostage. The two become good friends, with Jack teaching Ben how ... See full summary »


Simon Wincer


Paul Hogan



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Hogan ... Lightning Jack Kane
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Ben Doyle
Beverly D'Angelo ... Lana Castel
Kamala Lopez ... Pilar (as Kamala Dawson)
Pat Hingle ... U.S. Marshal Dan Kurtz
L.Q. Jones ... Sheriff
Richard Riehle ... Marcus
Frank McRae ... Mr. Doyle
Roger Daltrey ... John T. Coles
Max Cullen ... Bart
Sandy Ward ... Judge Curren
Roy Brocksmith ... Junction City Tailor
Douglas Stewart ... Junction City Shopkeeper
Kevin O'Morrison ... Old Guy in Alley
Mark Miles Mark Miles ... Luke


Lightning Jack Kane is an Australian outlaw in the wild west. During a bungled bank robbery he picks up mute Ben Doyle as a hostage. The two become good friends, with Jack teaching Ben how to rob banks, while they plan Jack's last heist. Written by Rob Hartill

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A comedy about two outlaws who just wanted to be wanted.


Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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USA | Australia



Release Date:

11 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Blyskawica See more »

Filming Locations:

Monument Valley, Arizona, USA See more »


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Director Simon Wincer says making the film was a logistical nightmare because there were so many other westerns filming on the same locations at the same time, such as Wyatt Earp, Geronimo, City Slickers 2 and Tombstone. See more »


Lightning Jack Kane: [hands news paper over] Read that out to me.
Old Guy in Alley: Yes sir, but, you dont need the gun son, i aint the law.
Old Guy in Alley: Younger gang wiped out.
Lightning Jack Kane: [takes news paper and points to his section] That part.
Old Guy in Alley: The only flaw in the trap was the escape of Lightning Jack Kane
Old Guy in Alley: Although several witnesses swore he was shot full of holes and riding dead in his saddle. Kane is of medium height and build, blonde hair
[looks at Jacks hair]
Old Guy in Alley: with a mean withered face and has an English accent.
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Wanted Man
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Johnny Cash
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Formulaic comedy western
16 April 2002 | by thehumanduvetSee all my reviews

Basically a standard western story with a few gags thrown in, this is alright if you're a fan of either star but doesn't really do much, Hogan is just a slightly pathetic version of his Crocodile Dundee persona, an outlaw who never quite makes it to the big time fame he's always longed for, while Gooding does another soppy turn as a mute who communicates by gurning and simpering. But it's fairly easy on the mind if you've got a couple of hours to kill.

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