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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
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:

The 'Mad Dog' Criminal...The 'Lone Wolf' Lawman...The Ultimate Showdown. See more »


Certificate:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the March-April 1983 edition of 'Coming Attractions' (USA) magazine, a rattle-snake slithered up the bedsheets during the filming of a bedroom love scene between Chuck Norris and Barbara Carrera. The reptile was quickly apprehended by one of the crew. Carrera reportedly said: "That was one thing I wasn't really prepared for. It was hard to concentrate on that scene". See more »

Goofs

In the final gunfight scene, McQuade shoots a man, at close range, with his shotgun. When the man falls to the ground, the shirt area where he was shot is completely intact. See more »

Quotes

[McQuade is pointing a gun at Kayo]
J.J. McQuade: What are you doing here?
Kayo: I came to wake you up. I'm your new partner remember?
[McQuade uncocks the gun]
J.J. McQuade: Kid get out of here. And forget that partner crap.
Kayo: But Captain Tyler said...
[McQuade cuts him off by shooting at the ceiling]
J.J. McQuade: Tell Tyler to shove it.
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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 Stan Against Evil: Hex Marks the Tot (2017) See more »

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Chuck Norris does it with style.
1 January 2015 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

In one of his very best vehicles, Chuck Norris plays Texas Ranger J.J. McQuade, a solitary man with his own way of doing things. In this tale he must do battle with a nefarious arms dealer, Rawley Wilkes (David Carradine). His boss tries to saddle him with a partner, nicknamed "Kayo" (Robert Beltran). J.J. is naturally resistant to this arrangement, but Kayo is determined to prove himself worthy. J.J. also finds himself another ally when F.B.I. agent Jackson (Leon Isaac Kennedy) shows his own willingness to not do things strictly by the book.

The decision by director Steve Carver (who'd previously worked with Chuck on the formulaic but fun "An Eye for an Eye") and his filmmaking company to play this like a Spaghetti Western is an inspired choice. Carver directs with a real flair, the rural scenery is breathtaking to behold, the action scenes are extremely well executed, and the Chuck vs. Carradine title fight is an irresistible hook. Certainly one man who understands the tone of the whole thing is composer Francesco De Masi, whose score is just perfect.

What's nice to see is that Carradine, who often slummed in B fare and basically phoned in his performances, makes for a truly effective villain here. He actually looks like he's enjoying playing this over confident, egomaniacal creep. Much eye candy is supplied by the luscious Barbara Carrera, who has the role of Wilkes's uneasy "partner". Chuck and Carrera do have some sexy scenes together. Beltran is fine as the eager beaver young cop who is initially something of a nuisance but who will prove his worth by the end. Much praise goes to the uniformly solid supporting cast, including such luminaries as L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Sharon Farrell, and William Sanderson. The lovely Dana Kimmell of "Friday the 13th Part III" fame plays Chucks' frequently imperiled daughter. Daniel Frishman has the most delicious role in the picture as the diminutive crook Falcon; this is another guy who looks like he's having a good time.

Rough, tough, and rousing, "Lone Wolf McQuade" makes for completely agreeable entertainment, delivering to us a finale that we can savour. Chuck and Carradine performed the stunts themselves, to the chagrin of the producers.

This would make a fine double bill with "Code of Silence", another of Chucks' best features.

Eight out of 10.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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