Saturday, May 19, 2012

Tom Selleck & Laura San Giacomo in---Quigley Down Under (1990)

Around 1876 a wealthy Australian cattle baron by the name of Elliott Marston(Alan Rickman) advertised for the best long distance sharpshooter in the World to travel to the rough and remote Australia countryside to kill dingoes for him. And he was paying a large amount for this service.

When Matthew Quigley(Tom Selleck) read this ad in Montana, USA, he answered the ad stating that he could hit a target at 900 yards. Elliott Marston sent word for him to come to Australia.

When the ship docks we catch a glimpse of Matthew Quigley’s temper as a rough overbearing passenger tries to depart the ship by butting in front of an old couple.

Matthew stops him with butt of his gun in his Netherlands region. Matthew smiled at the couple as they proceed down the ramp telling them the gentleman was not in a hurry.

No sooner has Matthew’s feet hit the wooden dock carrying his saddle and his gun; that he gets in-boiled in Crazy Cora’s(Laura San Giacomo) fight. She started calling him Roy as soon as she saw him telling one and all he is her husband.

Matthew tells her is not Roy, as he rescues her from the men who were trying to put her on their wagon.

After Matthew beats the guys up; they find out that Quigley is the one their Boss sent them bring back to the cattle ranch. Looking at Matthew’s facial expression one can almost hear him say, Oh no---I am going to ride this wagon with her—Crazy Cora.

Now the adventure begins with Cora and Matthew and if you buy or rent this movie you will not regret it, because it is a great movie with great Australia countryside.

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