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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 4 wins & 17 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

Taglines:

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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Country:

USA

Release Date:

3 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El llanero solitario 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$89,302,115, 9 November 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$260,502,115, 9 November 2013
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie loosely resembles the ceremony driving the "Golden Spike" near Promontory Point Utah. In the movie it ends with the chase where 2 railroad tracks run side by side of each other for a decent length. Any railroad would only build 1 track with a short side track here and there. How this movie actually resembles the Golden Spike is that the two railroad companies actually met but kept building. If you look at google maps you will see 2 tracks that run parallel(but not just next to each other) for quite a few miles east of the ceremony point (being they were paid for each mile built). Union Pacific bought the western half of the new track and quickly abandoned these duplicate tracks built. See more »

Goofs

Although the plot is inspired by the construction of the first trans-continental railroad in the U.S., the film is clearly not meant to be an accurate representation of the event. Therefore artistic liberties were taken, such as creating the fictional "Transcontinental Railroad Corporation" and relocating the point of completion to Texas rather than Utah. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Stache: [speaking to Butch Cavendish] It was a ranger, riding a white horse. Got some lunatic indian with him. They're coming for you.
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Crazy Credits

After the main headline credits, a desert landscape appears and the remainder of the credits scroll over a scene of old Tonto walking very slowly into the distance. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Fosters: The Morning After (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Lake Op.20 Suite 1 (Swan Theme)
(uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Incredible
5 July 2013 | by Thumper00123See all my reviews

I tend to side with critics often, and usually find they are on target - case in point- Man of Steel - which I had the highest of hopes for, and felt it was mediocre at best. So, I went in to Lone Ranger with low expectations based on reviews I had read from the so called experts. I was a fan of the series as a kid. Was not sure what to expect from this. Well, This is the Lone Ranger movie for the 21st century. It was fantastic. What movie did these critics watch? It set a perfect tone. Depp was terrific. Hammer was pitch perfect - he became grew to be the Lone Ranger. It left me wanting more, and movies rarely do that for me. Spread the word of mouth - we need this movie to have legs so we get a much deserved sequel. Trust me, its GREAT. And my 7 y/o son loved it just as much.


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