Dusters Down Under: Part 7: Quigley, Down Under: Part 2

19 Feb

 – Quigley Down Under Soundtrack – Main theme: Basil Poledouris

“God created all men. Sam Colt made them equal.”
– Matthew Quigley (Tom Selleck)

kangaroo

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER Selleck

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER Selleck 2

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER rifle bracket

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER Selleck with Laura San Giacomo

Selleck with co-Star Laura San Giacomo

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER Selleck with Laura San Giacomo 2

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER Selleck with Laura San Giacomo 3

Cora: You know, if we’re lost, you can tell me.
Quigley: We’re lost.
Cora: I can take bad news. Just tell me straight.
Quigley: I don’t know where the hell we are.
Cora: No sense takin’ time to make it sound better than it is.
Quigley:  I reckon we’re goin’ in circles.

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER pistols 2

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER Alan Rickman 3

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER Alan Rickman

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER Alan Rickman 2

“This ain’t Dodge City. And you ain’t Bill Hickok.”
– Matthew Quigley (Tom Selleck)

From WIkipedia:

John Hill first began writing Quigley Down Under in 1978, and both Steve McQueen and Clint Eastwood were considered for the lead, but by the time production began in 1980, McQueen was too ill and the project was scrapped. In the mid-1980s Tom Selleck heard of it and UAA got involved; the film was almost set up at Warner Bros with Lewis Gilbert as director but it fell over during pre-production. Simon Wincer then became director, who felt a good story had been ruined by numerous rewrites from people who knew little about Australian history, so he brought on Ian Jones as writer. They went back to the original draft, re-set it from the 1880s to the 1860s and made it more historically accurate.

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER IMDB review

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER Rotten Tomatoes review

Critics … ? way too low boys.

QUIGLEY DOWN UNDER bracket

 

2 Responses to “Dusters Down Under: Part 7: Quigley, Down Under: Part 2”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong February 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Probably one of the rare times when something was made MORE historically accurate! Usually it works the other way.

  2. jcalberta February 20, 2014 at 12:35 am #

    Nice to see somebody who cares about it.
    Did you notice though that Rickman seems to have a Bush Hat?

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