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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)

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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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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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Trivia

Beginning in November 2013, the Autry National Center exhibited the costumes Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp wore in the film through a loan from the Walt Disney Archives. See more »

Goofs

Although the hymn "Shall we Gather at the River" is an homage to John Ford's use of it in so many of his Westerns, it is inconsistent with the church woman's declaration that, "We are Presbyterians". This hymn was written by Baptist Pastor Robert Low­ry, in 1864. It is extremely unlikely that a hymn that pays tribute to the Baptism of adult believers by submersion would be sung by Presbyterians that believe in infant Baptism by sprinkling. See more »

Quotes

Frank: [as Tonto and John are running down on top of a moving train, they run into Frank at gunpoint] Going somewhere?
Tonto: Yes.
John Reid: [with chained hands in the air & connected to Tonto] No.
Tonto: Yes.
John Reid: No.
Tonto: Yes.
John Reid: No.
Frank: [shouting] Shut up!
Tonto: [after a pause, Tonto see a mail hook approaching] Yes.
[the mail hook snags John's chains and hauls him and Tonto off]
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There are no opening credits beyond the production logos. See more »

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Referenced in Sausage Party (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Music by William Steffe
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe
Arranged by Geoff Zanelli
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Not only the Magic, but explains the Magic
4 July 2013 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

It wasn't hard to outdo the preachy contrived plot of the 2003 Ranger movie, but this one took a step beyond to become a mainstay.

First, it is an adventure film, a Western adventure. The Lone Ranger is a mystique character, and part of the challenge is that he tries to bring men to justice alive. Same for Superman. If they didn't have this challenge, they would have no conflict whatsoever. It makes for a puzzle.

Tonto takes center stage here, but unlike the 2003 disaster, he is a character instead of a symbol of a godlike race. Here, no favorites are played. The most evil ones in this story are a pair of white men, and other white men they enlist, but we aren't given sermons about this.

Depp is great as Tonto. The museum scenes are a bit too much for me, but it is good for the kids. The out of sequence bits work, partly because they aren't emphasized too much. Depp, as Tonto, craftily plays this with a subtle humor, and that is just what is needed for this.

There is the magic and mystique of the Ranger, but also an explanation given for it, as "Nature out of balance". We are dealing with a supernatural chain of events which do allow the Lone Ranger to ride a horse through and on top of railroad cars.

Great blend of humor and adventure, and at the same time a crafty blend of Shakespeare and Indiana Jones. This is better than what meets the eye, and what meets the eye is extra special in itself, with plenty of eye candy for men and women.


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