The Lone Ranger

Synopsis: In the 1930s, an elderly Tonto tells a young boy the tale of John Reid, the Lone Ranger. An idealistic lawyer, he rides with his brother and fellow Texas Rangers in pursuit of the notorious Butch Cavendish. Ambushed by the outlaw and left for dead, John Reid is rescued by the renegade Comanche, Tonto, at the insistence of a mysterious white horse and offers to help him to bring Cavendish to justice. Becoming a reluctant masked rider with a seemingly incomprehensible partner, Reid pursues the criminal against all obstacles. However, John and Tonto learn that Cavendish is only part of a far greater injustice and the pair must fight it in an adventure that would make them a legend.
Director(s): Gore Verbinski
Production: Walt Disney Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 17 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Metacritic:
37
Rotten Tomatoes:
30%
PG-13
Year:
2013
150 min
$89,289,910
Website
1,732 Views


(SLOW TUNE ON VIOLIN PLAYING)

(MUSIC CONTINUES)

(CARNIVAL CHATTER)

CRIER:
Step right up.

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen,

and come with us to yesteryear.

Witness the Wild West as it really was.

The greatest show on Earth.

Fun and educational for you, young sir.

(VENDORS CALLING OUT)

Step right up to another time

of mighty beasts

and hard-hearted outlaws.

- (CRIER CONTINUES TALKING)

- (VENDORS CONTINUE CALLING)

(SIGHING)

(GUN POPPING)

Kemosabe?

Who? Me?

You bring horses?

I think you made a mistake, mister.

Mistake?

(PEANUTS CRUNCHING)

Make trade.

Trade.

(SOUND OF WINGS FLUTTERING)

(BIRD CAWS)

Who did you think I was, anyway?

Never take off mask.

Why not?

You sure about this?

Mmm.

Dead man strike fear

into heart of his enemy.

All right.

Let's do this.

(GUNSHOTS)

(PEOPLE SCREAMING)

Easy!

(ALL GASP)

Ladies and gentlemen,

my colleague and I

will be making a withdrawal.

I understand this bank Is insured, so...

...nobody move.

What's with the mask?

See? I told you. I feel ridiculous.

(PEOPLE EXCLAIMING)

(ALL SCREAMING)

I guess I didn't make myself clear!

This is a damn bank robbery!

(YELLING)

WILL:
Wait a minute.

You're saying you're Tonto?

The Tonto?

There is another?

But the Lone Ranger

and Tonto were good guys.

I mean, they didn't rob banks.

Did they?

Come a time, kemosabe...

...when good man must wear mask.

(PEOPLE TALKING INDISTINCTLY)

FOREMAN:
Run that next rail!

More rocks! They need

more rocks right there!

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

WORKER:
Rail down!

(RAILWAY WORKERS CHANTING)

FOREMAN:
Shake a leg, chums!

(APPLAUSE)

My friends and citizens of Colby,

I've asked you here today

so you can see at firsthand

what I believe to be the single most

important enterprise under God.

The unification of

this great country of ours

by iron rail.

- (APPLAUSE)

- MAN:
Hear, hear!

To the Comanche,

I say you have nothing to fear.

As long as there is peace between us

all land treaties shall be honoured.

But to the outlaw,

those who prey upon the weak,

make no mistake, law and order

has come to the Wild West.

Which is why I am bringing

notorious outlaw and Indian-killer,

Butch Cavendish here

to Colby to hang for his crimes.

The future is bright,

ladies and gentlemen,

and it's just around the bend.

(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)

(GRAND WESTERN MUSIC PLAYING)

HORSEMAN:
Ride 'em out! Come on!

Whoa, girl!

(TAPPING)

Run a man all the way to state line,

put him on a train

and ship him right back.

Don't make no sense.

Guess they run out of

hanging rope in Oklahoma.

Mr. Cole wants to make an example.

Word is, Cavendish is

looking for payback with you, Dan.

Reckon so.

They say Butch Cavendish

ate a Red-Legger's heart

in the Missouri wars.

Swallowed it whole.

I heard it was the eyes.

Man told me he ate part of his own foot

just to win a bet.

NAVARRO:
Hell, he did.

MARTIN:
Which is it, Dan?

Don't see how It makes a difference.

What's the matter with him?

It's not Cavendish he's worried about.

PREACHER:
Like Daniel

entering the lion's den,

we shall stare down the beast.

ALL:
Amen!

PREACHER:
And purge

this Godless land

of the poisons of sin and licentiousness.

PASSENGERS:
Hallelujah!

PREACHER:
Dear God, grant us

thy mercy and wise judgment.

- Amen!

- PASSENGERS:
Amen.

PREACHER:
Thy equanimity

and singleness of purpose,

so we might prove

thy stalwart and worthy servants

in our war against sin. Amen!

PASSENGERS:
Amen.

Catch.

(CRYING SHRILLY)

(SHUSHING)

Baby, baby, baby.

- Care to pray with us?

- (GIRL CONTINUES CRYING)

We're Presbyterian.

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Justin Haythe

Justin Haythe (born September 16, 1973) is an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. He worked on the 2013 action films Snitch and The Lone Ranger, as well as the 2017 horror film A Cure for Wellness. Haythe lives in New York City, United States. more…

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