Martial arts master Chuck Norris (The Delta Force) takes on kung fu king David Carradine (Kung Fu) in this modern-day western/action adventure that packs a wallop! An Â"unabashedly action-oriented and skillfully crafted filmÂ" (The Hollywood Reporter), Lone Wolf McQuade is simply Â"a thrill machineÂ" (LA Herald-Examiner)! Legendary renegade Texas Ranger J.J. McQuade (Norris) is fierce with his gun Â but lethal with his black belt! When his teenage daughterÂ's life is threatened by hijackers attempting to steal a truck full of weapons and ammunition, the job becomes personal for McQuade. Uncovering a colossal arms-smuggling outfit that is selling guns and ammo to terrorists all over the world, McQuade comes face to face with its kingpin, Rawley Wilkes (Carradine) Â a world-renowned martial arts expert who has never lost a battle! Does the Ranger have what it takes to save his daughter and his honor Â or has he finally met his match, and ultimatelyÂ...his demise?
Chuck Norris fans will find Lone Wolf McQuade
to be one of his best. Playing a rebellious Texas Ranger, Norris single-handedly wipes out an entire gang of horse thieves--and that's just the opening scene. From there the plot involves arms smuggling, McQuade's daughter being kidnapped, and a dwarf in an electric wheelchair. But the movie's real trump card is a face-off between Norris and David Carradine of the TV show Kung Fu
, who plays a badass villain with a penchant for argyle sweaters (though truth be told, Norris's wardrobe is very 1980s as well). Barbara Carrera makes a suitable bad girl/love interest and science fiction fans will enjoy some familiar faces (Robert Beltran, who would later be part of Star Trek: Voyager
, and William Sanderson, a supporting actor from Blade Runner
). All in all, an action-packed romp with a reverent, almost mythological view of the Texas Rangers. --Bret Fetzer