- The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981 film)
name = The Legend of the Lone Ranger
caption = Original threatrical poster
William A. Fraker
Gerald B. Derloshon, Ivan Goff, Michael Kane,
George W. Trendle
Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse, Christopher Lloyd, Matt Clark, Juanin Clay, Jason Robards, John Bennett Perry
music = John Barry
cinematography = László Kovács
editing = Thomas Stanford
released = May 22, 1981
runtime = 98 min
language = English
imdb_id = 0082648
"The Legend of the Lone Ranger" is a 1981 film of the story of
The Lone Ranger, a Western character created by George W. Trendleand Fran Striker. The title has been used twice previously.
The film was released to massive publicity in 1981 and did poorly.
Box officereceipts were far short of the amount needed to recoup the costs of the film, and critical reviews were almost unanimously negative. Despite the presence of renowned actors in supporting roles, including Christopher Lloydas villainButch Cavendish and Jason Robardsas President Ulysses S. Grant, the film vanished from theaters rapidly. The actor playing the Ranger ( Klinton Spilsbury) has never appeared in another film, while the actor portraying Tonto, Michael Horse, has done somewhat better, appearing in many minor films and as a regular on the Canadian television series North of 60as well as the American series " Twin Peaks".
* The events surrounding the release of this movie would be satirized in the episode "Who Was That Mashed Man" of the TV sitcom
Night Court, where a case comes through the courtroom involving: an elderly man who played the "Red Ranger", a famous cowboy of yesteryear that was popular with children; and the producers of a movie that is a modernized remake of the character...turning him into a swearing, womanizing modern action hero. Both parties are clashing over the elderly man appearing in public as his old persona.
Russell Bakersatirized the producers' legal action against Clayton Moorein his newspaper column. The piece (titled "Bye Bye Silver Bullets") had the Lone Ranger in a swank attorney's office being forced to hand over Silver, his mask and his silver bullets.
* Klinton Spilsbury's dialogue was overdubbed for the entire movie by actor
* Two of the movie's four screenwriters,
Ivan Goffand Ben Roberts, previously created the hit TV series " Charlie's Angels."
* The movie's ballad-narration, "The Man In The Mask", was composed by
Dean Pitchfordof " Footloose" and Sing fame.
* This telefilm was shot in
New Mexico, Utah, and California.
* The film had a line of action figures which included
Awards and nominations
Golden Raspberry Awards:Won: Worst Actor ( Klinton Spilsbury):Won: Worst New Star ( Klinton Spilsbury):Won: Worst Musical Score:Nominated: Worst Picture:Nominated: Worst "Original" Song ("The Man in the Mask")
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
The Lone Ranger (disambiguation) — The Lone Ranger may refer to:;In broadcasting * The Lone Ranger ndash; The protagonist of an American radio and television show of the same name. * The Lone Ranger (serial) ndash; A 1938 Republic Movie serial. * The Lone Ranger Rides Again ndash; … Wikipedia
The Lone Ranger — Infobox actor imagesize = 175px caption = Clayton Moore as The Lone Ranger The Lone Ranger is an American, long running, old time radio and early television show created by George W. Trendle (with considerable input from station staff members),… … Wikipedia
The Lone Ranger — « Lone Ranger » redirige ici. Pour le deejay jamaïcain, voir Lone Ranger (deejay). The Lone Ranger est un personnage de fiction américain, et plus précisément de western, apparu dans un feuilleton radiophonique écrit par Fran Striker en … Wikipédia en Français
Lone Ranger — The Lone Ranger « Lone Ranger » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Lone Ranger (reggae). The Lone Ranger est un personnage de fiction américain, et plus précisément de western. Sa première apparition s est faite dans un… … Wikipédia en Français
The Jetsons — title card. Genre Animated science fiction Sitcom Format Animated comedy series … Wikipedia
The Dick Cavett Show — Dick Cavett in 2008 Format Talk show, Variety show Production Running tim … Wikipedia
The Green Hornet — superherobox caption = Van Williams as the Green Hornet in the 1960s TV series. character name =The Green Hornet publisher = debut = American old time radio, January 31, 1936 creators =George W. Trendle and Fran Striker alter ego =Britt Reid Base … Wikipedia
1981 in film — List of years in film (table) … 1971 . 1972 . 1973 . 1974 . 1975 . 1976 . 1977 … 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 … … Wikipedia
List of characters played by multiple actors in the same film — NOTOC This is a list of characters who have been played by multiple actors in the same film. This does NOT include: *Stunt doubles/body doubles *Infants or very young children played by twins (Nearly all children below a certain age are played by … Wikipedia
Razzie Awards 1981 — La 2ème cérémonie des Golden Raspberry Awards s est tenue le 29 mars 1982. Elle eut lieu lors d un diner de la soirée des oscars afin de désigner le pire de ce que l industrie cinématographique a produit durant l année 1981. Les lauréats sont… … Wikipédia en Français