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The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)





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An orphan grows up to become an Old West legend as the story of the Lone Ranger comes to the big screen in this western saga featuring Christopher Lloyd and Jason Robards. Orphaned as a young boy, John Reid struck up a lifelong friendship with a loyal Indian boy named Tonto. Years later, Reid has become a lawyer and returned to the west in order to ensure that vicious murderers such as the Cavendish gang are brought to justice. Having previously murdered Reid's parents, the Cavendish gang proves that they still rule this lawless land when they launch an ambush that leaves the lawyer serious wounded and his Texas Ranger brother dead. Nursed back to health by his old friend Tonto, Reid dons a mask and sets out to pursue justice anonymously atop his faithful horse Silver. His timing couldn't be better, either, because the Cavendish gang is about to carry out their most ambitious misdeed to date by kidnapping President Ulysses S. Grant (Robards). Upon learning that the president has been abducted by the most violent gang in the Wild West, the Lone Ranger sets out to settle an old score while rescuing the man who will steer the fate of a nation.more
Rating: PG (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Mike Kane, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Michael Kane, William Roberts
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 26, 2008
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Klinton Spilsbury
as The Lone Ranger
Jason Robards
as President Ulysses S....
Matt Clark
as Sheriff Wiatt
Juanin Clay
as Amy Striker
John Hart
as Lucas Striker
Richard Farnsworth
as Wild Bill Hickok
Lincoln Tate
as General Custer
Ted Flicker
as Buffalo Bill Cody
Marc Gilpin
as Young John Reid
Theodore J. Flicker
as Buffalo Bill Cody
Patrick Mantoya
as Young Tonto
David Bennett
as Gen. Rodriguez
James Bowman
as Gambler
Kit Wong
as Chinese
R.L. Tolbert
as Stagecoach Driver
Clay Boss
as Shotgun
Chere Bryson
as Mrs. Reid
Min Burke
as Stephenson
Bill Hart
as Carner
Robert Hoy
as Perimutter
Ted Gehring
as Stillwell
Buck Taylor
as Gattlin
Tom R. Diaz
as Eastman
Terry Leonard
as Valentine
Steve Meador
as Russell
Joe Finnegan
as Westlake
Roy Bonner
as Richardson
John M. Smith
as Whitloff
Mike Adams
as Palmer
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Christopher Lloyd helps to keep this fun, but Spilsbury doesn't provide any life.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer


This is a retelling of The Lone Ranger's origin, only the upped the action and added a romantic interest. Eeeewwwww, The Lone Ranger's kissing a girl. Gross!

James Kiester

Super Reviewer

Who is that masked man?

Just as good as I 1st saw it when I was a little kid & brung back so many memories.I think even if this movie didn't have The Lone Ranger it would've still been a good western.It had everything a western movie should.Drama,Action,Suspense,Etc,Etc. Hi Ho Silver Away!!!!!

Brody Manson

Super Reviewer

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