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Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 April 1983 (USA)
After helping the local police with some horse thieves, a Texas Ranger aims at a drug lord with arms trade as well. They're interested in the same woman and they're both into martial arts.

Director:

Steve Carver

Writers:

B.J. Nelson (screenplay), H. Kaye Dyal (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... J.J. McQuade
David Carradine ... Rawley Wilkes
Barbara Carrera ... Lola Richardson
Leon Isaac Kennedy ... Jackson
Robert Beltran ... Kayo
L.Q. Jones ... Dakota
Dana Kimmell ... Sally McQuade
R.G. Armstrong ... T. Tyler
Jorge Cervera Jr. Jorge Cervera Jr. ... Jefe
Sharon Farrell ... Molly McQuade
Daniel Frishman ... Falcon
William Sanderson ... Snow
John Anderson John Anderson ... Burnside
Robert Arenas Robert Arenas ... Gas Station Attendant
Tommy Ballard Tommy Ballard ... Colonel
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Storyline

The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and the ranger, and involving the woman they both love. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Taglines:

Chuck Norris is Lone Wolf McQuade. David Carradine is the man that got in his way. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to show-business trade paper 'Variety', the "film's primary source of inspiration is Sergio Leone. See more »

Goofs

When McQuade's new partner is chasing him on the dirt road his windshield cracks. In a later shot the windshield is intact. See more »

Quotes

Rawley Wilkes: Welcome to my hacienda, Mr. McQuade. How nice of you to pay a social visit.
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Crazy Credits

Director of Atmosphere was awarded to Dory Ben-Ami (8 years old at the time) and Jim Lott (78 years old at the time) See more »

Alternate Versions

Norwegian cinema version is heavily cut to get an 16 rating but later video versions are uncut with an 18 rating. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie (2011) See more »

User Reviews

 
This Isn't Chuck At His Best, But It's Far From His Worst.
21 April 2007 | by FiendishDramaturgySee all my reviews

Chuck Norris and David Carradine make this one heck of an action movie by virtue of their performances, alone. It's dated, and in serious need of a remake, but above average for its time. While seriously dated, this film has become an institution among action fans, so if you are a fan of the genre and haven't seen this, you should really give it a viewing.

The performances and execution of this work are typical of the age, and the dialog is pretty stiff, especially when "at the station," but otherwise, it's a decent Chuck Norris film.

Some say it's his best. Unfortunately, I cannot agree with that assessment. He got better, as he grew more mature, in my opinion, but this is the first of the best, at any rate.

It rates a 6.8/10 from...

the Fiend :.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 April 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lone Wolf See more »

Filming Locations:

El Paso, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,295,300, 17 April 1983

Gross USA:

$12,232,628

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,232,628
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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