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
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Tom Wilkinson 's character "Cole" in this film spoke to John Reid & referring to a Lone Ranger as some sort of "ghost". Wilkinson 's character in "The Patriot"(2000) spoke of Mel Gibson's avenging "Benjamin Martin" character as some sort of "ghost" as well. See more »
When the rail track is opened towards the end, the band plays "The Stars and Stripes Forever" march, which wasn't written by John Philip Sousa until 1896. See more »
People think you are dead. Better you stay that way.
You want me to wear a mask?
There come a time, when good man must wear mask.
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Tonto Make-Up Inspired by the Kirby Sattler Painting entitled "I Am Crow" See more »
I was a little disappointed about the critics' review of the movie, since I adore Johnny Depp and had been waiting for the movie to release for months. I was pleasantly surprised. The movie was lovely. It had action (as promised), a good plot and pretty generous doses of humor for a movie of this genre. Depp stole the show with his portrayal of Tonto, but the other actors were great as well. The obvious comparison of this movie is with the Pirates of the Caribbean series because of Verbinski and Depp. There were parts of the movie, especially those where Tonto's actions generated laughs from the theater, which reminded me of the latter. Both have Depp in eccentric roles which provide ample comic relief. But since the themes are completely different, I feel that a comparison is not exactly fair. All in all, it is a good, lighthearted, entertaining way to spend two and a half hours, and I am considering hitting the theater for it again soon.
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