Found these lists (twelve total which I've compiled) a couple years back and they slowly became my bible for weird…
Lone Wolf McQuade
The 'Mad Dog' Criminal...The 'Lone Wolf' Lawman...The Ultimate Showdown.
The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and the ranger, and involving the woman they both love.
This is Chuck Norris in full on, pissed off, one man army mode.
And it fucking rocks.
Dr. Seuss once said, "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." He obviously hadn't met Chuck Norris. Here is a man willing to risk his job, his ex-wife, his daughter, and even his hard-earned refrigerator of beer in the pursuit of criminals. Not just any criminals - they are cocaine-running, tank-smuggling, karate-wielding criminals - the sort of criminals that represent the most primordial part of our collective human psyche.
In this masterpiece, we are assaulted with the basest of emotions, and reminded of the experiences of infancy: learning to walk, learning to speak, and learning to kick butt. The lead character is a man of few words. His…
Only Chuck Norris is allowed to keep a wolf as a pet. Only Chuck Norris can still drive his car while it's buried underground. Never throw away Chuck's beer. Chuck has the most amazing car. No one beats Chuck Norris in hand to hand combat. Texas Ranger Chuck is the best. He rides alone. Maybe he likes having a partner. He takes out gangs of baddies on his own and well, he knows how to throw a grenade.
Yeah! This was my first Chuck Norris (outside of the Expendables) experience! I know how awesome he is and I look forward seeing more stuff from him. Lone Wolf MCQuade was a great start!
Reto Chuck Norris, Primera Estación (como en el Via Crucis): curioso predecesor de la muy superior "Traición Sin Límites" de Walter Hill pero con Chuck Vs Kunfú.... digooo ..... David Carradine.
The opening scene has Norris scouting out some horse rustlers. On cue with the music swell, he gets up and into frame comes his Texas Ranger star. He then goes to the back of his truck to get his rifle and vest. The vest has another star on it. He is literally wearing two stars at this point. He then goes back to his position, but not before closing his truck door to reveal yet another Texas Ranger star.
This is obvious symbolism to show he is three times the lawman.
I love me some chucky cheese goodness!
Lone Wolf McQuade is most likely Chuck Norris' greatest work, and a precursor to his most famous role on Walker, Texas Ranger. Sure, being a top-tier Norris film isn't saying much, but Lone Wolf McQuade is such a guilty pleasure.
With a nod to spaghetti westerns, an Ennio Morricine-esque score, and oozing with as much machismo as possible, the plot is anything but important. It drags a bit in spots, but the rest is a kick-ass bonanza... especially in the third act, when Norris, renewed with vengeance, takes on a dastardly David Carradine in a martial arts showdown that doesn't involve stunt doubles.
I love me some chucky cheese goodness!
The closest to a Chuck Norris spaghetti western ever made
The spaghetti western of Chuck Norris movies, with Chuck here as proto-Walker, maverick Texas Ranger J.J. McQuade, fighting for justice in the American southwest against banditos culled directly from Peckinpah westerns, through the medium of his booted feet, sawed-off shotgun, his pet wolf, and his super-charged Ford Bronco that apparently never has its lights off. He, his ex-wife, and daughter all live in El Paso, though his wife and daughter are planning a move to Las Cruces (which they make sound like the end of the earth, as opposed to say, 25 miles away). In the course of dealing desert justice, he runs afoul of arms dealer/martial artist Rawley Wilkes (played by Keith Carradine), who is robbing federal arms shipments…
How is this not a Cannon film? Chuck Norris as a doesn't-play-by-the-rules Texas Ranger saddled with a rookie cop for a partner and a boss who is constantly threatening to take his badge. Have we hit all the clichés yet? There are some nice character things: Norris's character is maybe the filthiest slob in any action movie ever, who violently resists his love interest's attempt to tidy up his pig sty (referenced in Lethal Weapon 2 with Joe Pesci as the love interest). A decent if not memorable 80s action flick, notable really for only two things: the badass theme song, with whistling and wordless singing, that sounds ripped off from a dozen Morricone themes; and the smirking performance of David Carradine as the villain—a man born to play bad guys in 80s films.
Great great great theme song. I can't wait for Tarantino to use it in a way better movie.
Chuck is not my boy.
Originally intended for Kris Kristofferson, 'Lone Wolf McQuade' is a passable Chuck Norris vehicle - which is to say, it's one of his best films. While Norris is as wooden as ever, he is at least playing a character of sorts, and the action is plentiful and in parts quite decently executed. John Milius was an uncredited co-writer, which probably explains the numerous similarities with Walter Hill's later film 'Extreme Prejudice' (1987).
Before he moved on to doing Cannon Films(straight toward the company's very end in 1994),Chuck Norris did this PG-rated Texas-set actioner that is pretty much the prelude to his WALKER,TEXAS RANGER TV series(that was popular in the 90s[and kept Norris' career active]),with Norris as the title tough guy ranger who is divorced,unshaven,unbathen,owns a pet wolf,and loves drinking beer as much as he loves karate kicking the bad guys whom he apprehends. His latest villain to take on is David Carradine,who he learns is running an international arms dealing cartel in his state and Norris goes all out of his way in smashing the operation,with help from fellow cop Leon Isaac Kennedy,his mentor L.Q. Jones,and his rookie partner Robert Beltran. Director…
Continuing my Chuck Norris "marathon". I've seen this movie 10-20 times as a kid and it still totally holds up. It's a trashy homage to Sergio Leone. Of course, the story is nonsensical and it drags a bit. Barbara Carrera's character makes zero sense. But, the style and the badassery of this movie is what puts it over the top. It's even rated PG! As a kid, I remember hearing a few F-bombs and I was right. They're still in the movie. Chuck loves infusing his political views in his films. But in this movie, it's not obnoxious. It actually fits. As usual, his character partners up with token minorities. Here, he gives them some asses to kick while he's…
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