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Lone Wolf McQuade Reviews

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kpn666
kpn666

Super Reviewer

September 23, 2010
A classic from back in the day, Chuck Norris was doing lone wolf one-pissed-off-man army roles long before Steven Seagal took the screen in 1987. this time we see Chuck as the original Texas Ranger, juggling his personal life and his dedication to the Rangers... but he's squaring off against the legendary David Carradine, a ruthless gun smuggler and martial arts expert who will kill anyone who interferes with his operations.

A cross between Dirty Harry, a few westerns and a comedic element and anger management issues which is used as inspiration for later Seagal movies and for instance, Tango and Cash or Walking Tall, everyone knows Chuck is THE MAN, but as I say, Chuck was making one liners and setting the trends much earlier than later action movies, alongside Stallone and Schwarzenegger. Its Western inspired theme and background is obviously a homage to John Wayne movies and such, Chuck plays a more charismatic and roguish character which everyone loves. The action is very old school, not much special effects here, its very possible a lot of action sequences, such as the stunt of hanging off the back of the pick up even inspired the likes of Jackie Chan who made his infamous umbrella on the bus scene in Police Story 1985.

All in all, an enjoyable classic, not much in character quality and development aside from Chuck, but its pure entertainment value, and in my opinion stands as one of the best Chuck Norris, 1980's action movies.
Tim S

Super Reviewer

July 30, 2007
Chuck Norris.
deano
deano

Super Reviewer

February 1, 2007
Chuck Norris is excellent as the super-tough lone-wolf Texas Ranger.
March 2, 2011
Before Walker, there was McQuade(!). He is the typical-in-the-movies "I work alone" tough-guy who makes his own rules type law enforcement officer. Though reluctant to work with his new partner, he does so willingly after his daughter is injured witnessing a crime. Decent 80s action film all the way through to the climatic end with the Texas Ranger fighting antagonist David Carradine (who, for some reason again plays a tough guy who has a hot chick).
December 23, 2008
the most awesome Chuck Norris movie !! that man is pure americana. His girl shot, his friend killed and his daughter abducted, but doesnt go apeshit until they kill his pet wolf. . . awesome
bradwest
September 23, 2008
The origin of Walker. Too bad it had to be all cleaned up for TV. This on the other hand has a bit of everything. Spaghetti western, espionage, crime, revenge and of course martial arts. For the most part it works. More films should try to smash up a lot of genres.
August 19, 2007
some may not love this movie as much as I do it is old but has meaning chucks characture has a pet wolf so much happens around chuck and the wolf and chuck's trying to keep in touch with his x and child and still be a lawman a good one that he portraits it is not a safe job
mastashake627
July 26, 2007
Chuck Norris is a beast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
February 17, 2007
One of Chuck Norris's great action martial arts films. David Carradine really is superb as a gun runner who is a great nemesis of Chuck Norris, a film that everyone will like.
February 21, 2014
Texas Ranger J.J McQuade has an outstanding recorded for the solo arrest that he has made. Accompanied with that recorded is a nasty uncooperative attitude for working with Feds & other law enforcement officials. But when his daughter becomes: evolved in a, contra-banding, arms altercation, he will put, a makeover, on his game.

The Feds recruit the Ranger to assist in tracking down the platoon of the arms dealers & bring down their gang...

This is a martial arts western action movie: divinely, on the list as being one of the best there is. It is one of Chuck Norris's best films.

~

I give the film an A (Amazing)
July 24, 2012
This the best Chuck Norris movie ever made. It is so over-the-top macho/ridiculous that it's worth watching over and over. The scene where Chuck "drives" his Ram-Charger out of the ground with the aid of Pearl beer and macho-ness may be the best in cinema history.
August 24, 2013
In the late 1970s and early 1980s there were two martial artists that were very popular on the screen. Chuck Norris and the late David Carradine, and in this film, they both go head to head. This movie is a prelude to Norris' role in the TV show Walker, Texas Ranger (1993-2001), which the odd thing is Norris would star as Walker 10 years after this movie. J.J. McQuad (Norris) is a take charge kinda Ranger and wants to do things his own way, but things don't turn out that way, as he's partnered with Kayo (Robert Beltran) and along with FBI agent Jackson (Leon Isaac Kennedy) take down Rawley Wilkes (Carradine) and his regime. With the help of Kayo and Jackson, McQuad also rescues his Daughter Sally (Dana Kimmell) who was kidnapped by Wilkes. Norris and Carradine explode on the big screen.
August 1, 2013
come on its Chuck Norris
Critic Master
June 27, 2013
One of those "Best Worst Movies" ever to grace your dad's vhs collection. This film is SO BAD, the cheesiness and overall cliche' factor is hilarious. Chuck Norris can be in an absolutely horrific film, but still manage to make it cool to some degree. This film really has it all and should develop a cult following over time. I mean it has action, bad humor, lines that weren't intended to be funny but end up being hilarious and David Carradine. This film truly has it all. Throw in a cow town fight over a girl and have a muscle headed tough guy call a guy a greaser and you have a classic....oh wait, that IS already in the film!!!!! Watch this movie, it is so terrible you will love every second of it.
February 23, 2013
Before there was "Walker, Texas Ranger" there was "J.J. McQuade, Texas Ranger". C. Norris plays the same Texas-bred badass, but JJ has a pet wolf and he likes the bottle a bit too much. Needless to say, I aprove of this movie. Maybe don't waste your time watching it though.
filmhipster.com
November 28, 2012
Around the 15 minute mark Chuck actually yawns on screen, I feel yah buddy...I really didn't care for the spaghetti-western theme or the disposable love story - I just wanted to see him fight the hell out of David Carradine already, c'mon.
August 29, 2012
Awesome Chuck Norris movie.
August 16, 2012
Badass name, weak action
July 8, 2012
Hand's down the best Chuck Norris move ever!
June 20, 2012
a true chuck movie! is funny when he is so tough but action pack!
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