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Lightning Jack (1994)

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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 »

Director:

Simon Wincer

Writer:

Paul Hogan
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$16,821,273
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Lightning Jack Film Trust was established by Paul Hogan as a public company on the Australian Stock Exchange, so that investors could help finance the movie by buying stock in it. See more »

Quotes

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.
[pause]
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
[pause]
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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Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Matinee (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Cowboy Jack
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Performed by Beverly D'Angelo
Arranged by Bruce Rowland
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Continuous Thunder, But No Real Storm.
12 June 2004 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Funny little time burner has Paul Hogan starring as an Australian outlaw in the U.S. old west. A robbery leads to him kidnapping a young black mute man (Cuba Gooding, Jr.). They become the strangest of friends and have the wildest adventures as they try to become known criminals in a time and place that just does not seem to care about them. High-class prostitutes Beverly D'Angelo and Kamala Lopez-Dawson are also along as the duo's love interests. The film uses its gimmick well early, but then starts to drag as it hits its latter acts. Hogan and Gooding make a surprisingly impressive team, but really they were not given enough material to run with. The rest of the cast is touch and go as once again Hogan is left to carry a production and he is only minimally successfully. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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