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Quigley Down Under (1990)

Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.

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Ron Haddrick ...
Grimmelman
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Dobkin
Jerome Ehlers ...
Coogan
Conor McDermottroe ...
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Brophy
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O'Flynn
Steve Dodd ...
Kunkurra
Karen Davitt ...
Slattern
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Reilly
Jonathan Sweet ...
Sergeant Thomas
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Storyline

Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from America by an Australian rancher so he can shoot aborigines at a distance. Quigley takes exception to this and leaves. The rancher tries to kill him for refusing, and Quigley escapes into the brush with a woman he rescued from some of the rancher's men, and are helped by aborigines. Quigley returns the help, before going on to destroy all his enemies. Written by Ed Sutton {[email protected]}

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The West was never this far west...The Emmy Award-winning director of "Lonesome Dove" puts the classic Western back where it was meant to be, on the big screen...in a place it's never been before. See more »


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19 October 1990 (USA)  »

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Mr. Quigley l'australien  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,853,149, 21 October 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,413,105
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The evil British officer in this movie is Major Ashley-Pitt. The first Ashley-Pitt to appear in the movies was David McCallum's character in The Great Escape. That Ashley-Pitt was a Royal Navy aviator, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. A major and Lt. Cmdr. are equivalent ranks. See more »

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At the start of the fight in the harbor, Quigley hit's the first man to swing at him with his rifle butt. The sound of the impact arrives well before the rifle strikes home. See more »

Quotes

[Quigley approaches Hobb, whom he's just shot]
Hobb: My back's broke...
Matthew Quigley: You're gut-shot, Hobb. Ain't nothin' I can do for you.
Hobb: Kill me...
Matthew Quigley: Where's Marston's station from here? How far's the nearest town?
Hobb: Why should I tell you?
Matthew Quigley: 'Cause if you don't, I'll let you live. Y'know, I'm new here, so I'm kinda curious. D'you think the dingoes'll get you first, or the ants?
Hobb: Don't leave me like this, Quigley! Marston's station's two days' ride southwest. Nikitanga's only twenty miles past the billabong...
Matthew Quigley: Talk ...
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A classic Western that is back on the saddle again.
9 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

Those who haven't grown up with Wayne or Eastwood should take a fair glance at QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER, an excellent recreation of vintage cowboy movies with brilliant qualities that make a traditional standard among others. With modern styling, this will grow on you if Westerns haven't been your brand. It deserves high merits for top-notch costuming, make-up, and scenery that gets all dusty and brown. Acting is extremely well done, considering the late stage it's in. "Crazy Cora" is a cheerful rendition to lady-pokes everywhere in Western cinema, and one who keeps calling "Roy" all the time, plus Tom Selleck shows us what a true cowboy should be like. The orchestrated music will stick to your mind in years to come. One familiar old problem that Westerns would normally have is being more like the rest of them, but then again, this film provides testimony that there is great need of reviving the Western genre, which would still be hard to appease today. Highly recommended!


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