Saturday, June 14, 2008

ROY ??? Quigley Down Under (1990) / Movie Madness Carnival

This movie is 18 years old. We've watched it half a dozen times.

Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from America by Elliott Marston, an Australian rancher. When he finally arrives at the ranch he finds out Martston requires he shoot aborigines at a distance. Quigley takes exception to this and leaves. Marstston tries to kill him for refusing. Quigley escapes into the brush with a woman, Crazy Cora, 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.

Tom Selleck stars with Laura San Giacomo & Alan Rickman.

The film was to have been Steve McQueen's follow-up to The Hunter (1980), but he fell ill shortly after filming, so the project was scrapped.

The infamous gun that is used by the main character Matthew Quigley is a replica model 1874 Sharps Buffalo Rifle.

Pics, trivia & quotes from IMBD

Crazy Cora: Don't worry, on a new job it's quite common for things not to go well at first.

Matthew Quigley: Lady, you're about a half a bubble off plumb, and that's fer sure and fer certain.

Matthew Quigley: I don't know where we're goin', but there's no sense bein' late.

Crazy Cora: Things seem different here. They say God made Australia last, don't you know, after he got tired of making everything else the same.

Matthew Quigley: Well, I seen some pretty country, that's for certain.

Elliott Marston: [Marston slips his coat back to reveal his holster] Some men are born in the wrong century. I think I was born on the wrong continent. Oh, by the way, you're fired.

Matthew Quigley: This ain't Dodge City. And you ain't Bill Hickok.

Elliott Marston: No man knocks me out of my own house.

Major Ashley-Pitt: In our experience, Americans are uncouth misfits who should be run out of their own barbaric country.

Matthew Quigley: Well, Lieutenant...

Major Ashley-Pitt: Major.

Matthew Quigley: Major. We already run the misfits outta our country. We sent 'em back to England.

Crazy Cora: I remember once my Granddaddy told me how, when you're lost in the desert, you should sleep during the day and walk at night.

Matthew Quigley: Your Granddaddy tell you that? Did he also tell you we'll die, in the the desert, without those horses?

Crazy Cora: Well, what good are horses, if we die of thirst?

Matthew Quigley: Once in a while she actually makes a little sense.

Crazy Cora: What did you say, Roy?

Matthew Quigley: Never mind.

Crazy Cora: You know, if we're lost, you can tell me.

Matthew Quigley: We're lost.

Crazy Cora: I can take bad news. Just tell me straight.

Matthew Quigley: I don't know where the hell we are.

Crazy Cora: No sense takin' time to make it sound better than it is.

Matthew Quigley: I reckon we're goin' in circles.

Crazy Cora: Wire things up and I'll see right through. So, just tell me honestly. Are we lost?

Matthew Quigley: Nope. I know exactly where we are.

Crazy Cora: That's good, 'cause, frankly, I was gettin' a little worried.

Crazy Cora: I don't want you to go.

Matthew Quigley: You sure look pretty in that new blue dress.

Crazy Cora: If you go after Marston, he'll kill you.

Matthew Quigley: Kid, next time she talks like that, pee all over the dress.

Lego Scale : 9


Jen said...

I've never seen this movie, so I'll definitely have to check it out.

Thanks for participating in the Movie Carnival. I'll add your link to the list. Our next one is planned for July 1st. There will be another giveaway. I hope you'll join in again!

Abbreviated said...

Already have a movie picked out !

B Boys Mom said...

I loved this movie too! I love westerns. I just saw a add this weekend that is was going to be on TV. I don't remember when.