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The Lone Ranger (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Western | 3 July 2013 (USA)
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Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Director:

Gore Verbinski

Writers:

Justin Haythe (screenplay), Ted Elliott (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johnny Depp ... Tonto
Armie Hammer ... John Reid (Lone Ranger)
William Fichtner ... Butch Cavendish
Tom Wilkinson ... Cole
Ruth Wilson ... Rebecca Reid
Helena Bonham Carter ... Red Harrington
James Badge Dale ... Dan Reid
Bryant Prince ... Danny
Barry Pepper ... Fuller
Mason Cook ... Will
JD Cullum ... Wendell
Saginaw Grant ... Chief Big Bear
Harry Treadaway ... Frank
James Frain ... Barret
Joaquín Cosio ... Jesus
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Storyline

In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Never Take Off the Mask


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer, Armie Hammer, and Johnny Depp openly criticized American critics' reviews. Depp said "the reviews were written seven to eight months before we released the film." Bruckheimer felt the film was overlooked and that critics "were reviewing the budget, not reviewing the movie." Armie Hammer said, "If you go back and read the negative reviews, most of them aren't about the content of the movie, but more what's behind it. It's got to the point with American critics, where if you're not as smart as Plato, you're stupid. That seems like a sad way to live your life. While we were making it, we knew people were gunning for it. I think it was the popular thing when the movie hit rocky terrain, they jumped on the bandwagon to try and bash it. They tried to do the same thing with World War Z (2013), it didn't work, the movie was successful. Instead, they decided to slit the jugular of our movie." See more »

Goofs

The setting for movie is supposed to be Texas, yet it shows Monument Valley which is in Utah. This is an allusion to the John Ford movies which frequently used this valley as a "stand-in" for old Texas. See more »

Quotes

Tonto: Nice Shot.
John Reid: That was supposed to be a warning shot.
Tonto: In that case, not so good.
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing Walt Disney Pictures logos have been darkened and desaturated. See more »


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The Stars and Stripes Forever
Written by John Philip Sousa
Arranged by Geoff Zanelli
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User Reviews

 
Real film, real stunts, real actors and real fun

You know the plot; you also know who is in this movie so lets get to it. Gore Verbinski has delivered a film that moves leisurely along peppered with rousing action sequences, comedy, villainy and pathos. It is solid entertainment. I would place this movie alongside Waterworld, The Last Action Hero, and John Carter as unfairly panned films which deserves to succeed in the cinema halls.

It is too bad that there appears to be a hate on for this movie simply because it seems that a lot of money was spent in its making. But look at it this way, when you hire real stunt persons, construct and destroy real trains and stage many stunts for real, it is not going to be cheap. I would rather support this type of movie-making any day instead of the tired CGI based effects laden yawners. Every penny of the budget is on screen in a beautiful shot and staged movie. I found it to be an enjoyable 159 minutes of entertainment.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

3 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lone Ranger See more »

Filming Locations:

Creede, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$215,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,210,849, 7 July 2013

Gross USA:

$89,302,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$260,502,115
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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