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Lightning Jack (1994)



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In this humorous Western, Aussie Paul Hogan plays a cowboy running from the law. Lightning Jack Kane is a member of the notorious Younger Brother gang. He is the only member to survive their last shoot-out. Fortunately, he was only a minor member of the gang and escapes notice. Jack decides to rob a bank. He gets away with a small amount of cash and a mute, Ben, as a hostage. Unfortunately for Jack, Ben wants to be an outlaw so Jack is stuck with him. Eventually the two become grudging friends.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Western, Television, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Hogan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 7, 2001
HBO Video


Paul Hogan
as Lightning Jack Kane
Pat Hingle
as Marshal Kurtz
Frank McRae
as Mr. Doyle
L.Q. Jones
as Local Sheriff
Sandy Ward
as Mr. Curren
Roy Brocksmith
as Junction City Tailor
Douglas Stewart
as Junction City Shopke...
Kevin O'Morrison
as Old Guy in Alley
Roger Daltrey
as John T. Coles
Clif Stokes
as Bully Cowboy
Robert Gaujardo
as Bank Manager
Tom Noga
as Bank Clerk
Ed Adams
as Cole Younger
Bruce Miles
as 3rd Man
Grace Keagy
as Mrs. Franks
Jess Franks
as Auctioneer
Kenny Jacobs
as South Fork Bank Tell...
Ben Cooper
as Shopkeeper in Bank
Sandy Gibbons
as South Fork Sheriff
Larry Sellers
as Comanche Leader
Patrick Augure
as Young Comanche
Michael C. Wells
as Man in Wayside Flats...
Ben Zeller
as Old Timer
Paul Blott
as 1st Deputy
Gus Mercurio
as 2nd Tough Guy
Mark Coffey
as Saloon Cowboy
Ettienne Fourie
as Saloon Cowboy
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Critic Reviews for Lightning Jack

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

A good-natured, if laconic, oater that rides along nicely on the screen persona of writer/actor Paul Hogan.

Full Review… | August 25, 2008
Top Critic

The film has no internal comic rhythm to match its faltering sense of humor. Much of the time, it plods along like a mediocre conventional western.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Lightning Jack feels like a film you might stumble across late at night on the USA Network.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's impossible to dislike Paul Hogan, and almost as hard to like his movies. They're as goodhearted as they are simple-minded.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Hogan should hang up his spurs until a truly original impulse comes along.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Lightning Jack


Unforgettable, but really silly and nothing recommentable, Lightning Jack presents some not so funny moments that makes a bad film.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

If you like western or comedy movies, you will probably like "Lightning Jack." Paul Hogan stars as Lightning Jack, a cowboy that is famous for craftily robbing banks. He is one of the most wanted criminals in the country. Cuba Gooding, Jr. is a mute that later tries to team up with Lightning Jack and become a successful robber and cowboy in his own right. That's when the movie gets a lot better and more interesting. It will keep you interested throughout the movie so you can find out if Lightning Jack will remain successful at robbing banks across America or if he'll get caught. The movie also has a lot of funny parts that make it even better. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. This was a nice surprise of a movie at the time and wouldn't mind seeing again.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer


good film funny

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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