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1[[quoteright:300:]]²²''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]'' is an action film from 1983, starring Creator/ChuckNorris and Creator/DavidCarradine.²²A lone wolf Texas Ranger finds himself at odds with a powerful drug lord. Lots of people get shot and beaten to bloody pulp.²²The film would later serve as an inspiration for ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger''.²²----²!!This film has the examples of:²²* ArmsDealer: Rawley Wilkes is an arms dealer who raids U.S. military convoys so he can sell them to insurgents and terrorists.²* BigBad: Rawley.²* BuriedAlive: Rawley orders his mooks to bury the badly beaten [=McQuade=] alive, using his own truck as his coffin. But he manages to escape his earthly prison by showering himself with beer and engaging the NitroBoost in his car. ²* DepravedDwarf: Falcon is a [[EvilCripple wheelchair-bound]] dwarf, the head of an arms smuggling operation, and a rival to the main bad guy.²* EvilLaugh: Falcon isn't the BigBad, but he lets out a laugh that puts anything out of Rawley's mouth to shame when taunting [=McQuade=] that Snow "won't live through the night."²* HeroesLoveDogs: And thus the bad guys decide to kill the poor thing for the sake of trying to make [=McQuade=] back off. Big mistake...²* ImprobableAimingSkills: As [=McQuade=] showers bandits with bullets from [[CoolGuns Mac-10]], he somehow manages not to hit their horses and hostages.²* KickTheDog: Rawley kills [=McQuade=]'s dog to spite him.²* {{Leitmotif}}: Rawley has a particular, recurring synth motif that tends to crop up when he's onscreen, such as his murder of Dakota and, most prominently, in the final battle where it goes hand-in-hand with the OminousPipeOrgan.²* MenCantKeepHouse: After [=McQuade=] strikes up a romance with Lola, she shows up in his neglected house and proceeds to clean up after him and get him some decent food. He brushes her off at first, but when she takes it badly he apologizes for acting like a jerk.²* MirroredConfrontationShot: Used on the poster.²* NewOldWest: The soundtrack is pure Western goodness, the open horizon of the border is an important location, and [=McQuade=] is pretty much a man BornInTheWrongCentury who enjoys racing around in his souped-up truck and cold beer as much as he does kicking criminal ass.²* OminousPipeOrgan: [[ "The Final Conflict"]], which plays in the final showdown between [=McQuade=] and Rawley Wilkes.²* PapaWolf: You can beat him, shoot him, bury him alive, and shoot his dog and maybe survive, but if you hurt his daughter, you will open [[ActionDad the whole can of Chuck Norris whoopass]].²* ShootTheFuelTank: The fuel tank explosion is justified, as the opening scene has [=McQuade=] loading his sniper rifle from an ammunition case of 7.62mm Armor-Piercing Incendiary rounds. ²* TankGoodness: Downplayed, but still within the spirit of the trope: the final confrontation between [=McQuade=] and Rawley includes them charging at each other at one point, [=McQuade=] in a bulldozer and Rawley in a half-track.²* VillainOfAnotherStory: [=McQuade=] briefly wrestles with Falcon, the crippled dwarf boss of an arms smuggling operation. He's ''not'' the main villain or the target of [=McQuade=]'s revenge; that role belongs to Falcon's rival Rawley Wilkes (David Carradine's character), another ArmsDealer who both tried to murder [=McQuade=]'s daughter after she was witness to a major arms deal and has a hold over Wilkes's LoveInterest Lola. [=McQuade=] still leaves Falcon behind for the Mexican Federales.²----


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