QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER (1990 USA)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

Quigley Down Under maximizes the Tom Selleck charisma to make one of the best western movies of the 1990s. It’s a rewatchable, classic western that has a bona fide villain (Alan Rickman), a perfect female romantic interest (Laura San Giacomo), a great hero (Tom Selleck), and a cast of Australian aborigines who desperately need rescue by a hero. The script is completely original and scales itself against scenery that is fresh and well-chosen. The movie quickly moves itself into the class of KUDOS! KUDOS! ENCORE! ENCORE! This is a best work for Director Simon Wincer.

Storyline

United States cowboy (Tom Selleck) takes a trip to Australia to try his hand at sharp shooting and finds his employer isn’t asking him to shoot kangaroos.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Simon Wincer for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Stanley O’Toole and Alexandra Rose for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Matthew Quigley (Tom Selleck), Crazy Cora (Laura San Giacomo), Elliott Marston (Alan Rickman), Major Ashley-Pitt (Chris Haywood), Grimmelman (Ron Haddrick), Dobkin (Tony Bonner), Coogan (Jerome Ehlers), Hobb (Conor McDermottroe), Brophy (Roger Ward), O’Flynn (Ben Mendelsohn), and Kunkurra (Steve Dodd).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Quigley Down Under defines what we look for in a western, begs for a sequel, and whines for a weekly television series. Unfortunately, this is all there is to that story.


Ben Meyers

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