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Chuck Norris does it with style.
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.
Oddly sentimental, family-friendly star vehicle
A hugely disappointing and dull action film from Chuck Norris. While it’s certainly better-made than most of his and with a higher budget, this is still a highly clichéd film in which you can predict just what’s going to happen, right down to the climatic fight between Norris and Carradine. It’s also not nearly violent enough, actually receiving a PG rating in America! Why? I thought we could depend on Norris for plenty of high-kicking martial arts mayhem, broken bones and the like, but this just seems like a family-orientated sell-out for him.
The film kicks off with a western theme, with Norris taking on a gang of cattle-rustlers in slow motion. Incidentally, this film’s music score, by a noted Italian composer, Francesco de Mosi (whose roots go back to those Italian peplum adventures of the early ’60s), is the biggest selling point, really old fashioned and highly reminiscent of Ennio Morricone’s work. Soon we’re treated to a string of scenes, involving Norris bonding with his ex-wife and daughter and falling in love with a woman on the other side. He also beats up a few hicks and gets a new partner. Blah, blah, it all predictably ends with lots of explosions and non-violent gun battles.
Norris is as wooden as ever here, his bland face not displaying any emotion for one second. David Carradine is barely seen as the bad guy, but doesn’t make much impression, aside from showing us his impressive KUNG FU tricks. Carrera is a boring love interest, and it’s only up to the likes of L.Q. Jones, William Sanderson, and R.G. Armstrong to inject some life into their small roles. Oh yeah, and there’s an evil dwarf in there too, for some reason or other.
There are a handful of cool scenes in this movie which make it kind of fun at times; we get to see Norris buried underground inside his car, dowse himself with a beer and reverse straight out of the ground! He also gets shot in the stomach but the wound has healed enough in a couple of days that he can take the bandage off and have a fight with no ill effect. Or alternatively sit back and watch Norris try some target practice back at his ranch. The climatic fight between Norris and Carradine is well staged, as are the periodic martial arts that Norris uses, but there’s not nearly enough. As this is a family-film, Norris also only beats Carradine up, and then lets him die in an explosion – disappointing or what? I would say this is an amusing film for Norris fans, but a real disappointment for somebody expecting some serious violence or action. There just isn’t enough, just long scenes of sentimentalising and dialogue in an overlong film.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Western
Director Steve Carver
Writer B.J. Nelson (screenplay), H. Kaye Dyal (story), B.J. Nelson (story)
Actors Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera, Leon Isaac Kennedy
Production Company Lone Wolf McQuade Associates
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA (processing), DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 2,815 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman 5384)