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PRODUCED BY JERRY BRUCKHEIMER/JOHNNY DEPP
DIRECTED BY GORE VERBINSKI
JERRY BRUCKHEIMER PRODUCTIONS
WALT DISNEY PICTURES
PRODUCED BY JERRY BRUCKHEIMER/JOHNNY DEPP
DIRECTED BY GORE VERBINSKI
JERRY BRUCKHEIMER PRODUCTIONS
WALT DISNEY PICTURES
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.
Written by Kenneth Chisholm
Johnny Depp ... Tonto
Armie Hammer ... John Reid (Lone Ranger)
William Fichtner ... Butch Cavendish
Tom Wilkinson ... Latham Cole
Ruth Wilson ... Rebecca Reid
Helena Bonham Carter ... Red Harrington
James Badge Dale ... Dan Reid
Bryant Prince ... Danny
Barry Pepper ... Fuller
Mason Cook ... Will
JD Cullum ... Wendell
Saginaw Grant ... Chief Big Bear
Harry Treadaway ... Frank
James Frain ... Barret
Joaquín Cosio ... Jesus
Damon Herriman ... Ray
Matt O'Leary ... Skinny
W. Earl Brown ... Mustached Ranger
Timothy V. Murphy ... Fritz
Gil Birmingham ... Red Knee
Damon Carney ... Blaine
Kevin Wiggins ... Clayton
Chad Brummett ... Martin
Robert Baker ... Navarro
Lew Temple ... Hollis
Joseph E. Foy ... Boy Tonto
Leon Rippy ... Collins
Stephen Root ... Habberman
Randy Oglesby ... Shareholder
Brad Greenquist ... Shareholder
Rance Howard ... Engineer
Leonard Earl Howze ... Homer
Travis Hammer ... Young Cavendish
Steve Corona ... Young Cole
Matthew Page ... Soldier #3
Jack Axelrod ... Telegraph Operator
Christopher Hagen ... Preacher
Freda Foh Shen ... Kai
Margaret Bowman ... Fat Lady
Luz P. Mendez ... Pilar
Laina Loucks ... Rosalie
Devon J. Adams ... Dancer (Red's
Desirae Anslover ... Dancer (Red's)
Charlotte Cormier ... Dancer (Red's)
Megan Pribyl ... Dancer (Red's)
Briana Van Schuyver ... Dancer (Red's)
Julie Stracener ... Dancer (Red's)
Chad Randall ... Pawing Drunk
Jason E. Hill ... Mob Member
Todd Anderson ... Mob Member
Beth Bailey ... Mob Member
Joanne Camp ... Glenda
John Keating ... Young Crier (Hell on Wheels)
Stephen Brodie ... Soldier #1
Will Koberg ... Soldier #2
Jack Chang ... Huang
Tad Jones ... VP Colfax
Robin McGee ... Old Crier
Bob Rumnock ... Stove Pipe
Grover Coulson ... Joe
Tait Fletcher ... Grizzled Soldier
Alex Knight ... Soldier #4
Argos MacCallum ... Farmer
David Midthunder ... Fuller's Native American Scout
Allison Marie Volk ... Jane (as Allison Volk)
Pokey LaFarge ... Band at Red's
Joseph Glynn ... Band at Red's
Adam Hoskins ... Band at Red's
Ryan Koenig ... Band at Red's
Tom E. Rostkowski ... Man Who Congratulates Cole
Malachi Tsoodle-Nelson ... Red Knee's Young Warrior
Sean Durham ... Cavalry Guard
Anthony R. Burt ... Cavalry
R.J. Kirkhope ... Cavalry
Will Kirkhope ... Cavalry
Kenneth Love ... Cavalry
Erika Feerer ... Woman temperance
Claudia Adams ... Townsperson (uncredited)
Walter Anaruk ... Chinese Miner (uncredited)
Phil Arnold ... Promontory Summit Band Conductor (uncredited)
James P. Bennett ... (uncredited)
Todd Bethke ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Elgin Cahill ... Railroad Worker (uncredited)
Cabran E. Chamberlain ... Railroad Worker (uncredited)
Gio Dangadze ... Indian (uncredited)
Carter DuBois ... Railroad Worker (uncredited)
Kristine Fambrough ... Train Car Temperance Woman (uncredited)
Scott Flick ... Railroad Worker (uncredited)
Toni Ann Gambale ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)
James Grummitt ... Soldier 2 (uncredited)
Greg Herman ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Andrew Hook ... Railway Worker (uncredited)
Kyle Jacobson ... Dog Boy (uncredited)
Jason D. Johnson ... Seamus O'Toole (uncredited)
Albert Fry Jr. ... Town Dignitary (uncredited)
Patrick Juarez ... Fair Man - Wild West Show (uncredited)
Ashley M. Kalfas ... Parasole Lady (uncredited)
Tonya Kay ... Specialty - Fire Fingers (uncredited)
David Dustin Kenyon ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Edward Khmara ... Sheriff Patterson (uncredited)
Dustin Lane ... Train Station Kid (uncredited)
Hope McCurdy ... Contortionist (uncredited)
Robb Moon ... Railroad
Alexandria Morrow ... Reds Girl (uncredited)
Nick W. Nicholson ... Saloon Guy (uncredited)
Martin Palmer ... Constitution Fireman (uncredited)
Tina Parker ... Helen (uncredited)
Pablo Paz ... Farmhand Mobster (uncredited)
Kathryn Phipps ... Temperance Lady (uncredited)
Michael Neal Powell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ronnie Rodriguez ... Gentleman / Train Passenger (uncredited)
Turner Ross ... Fairgoer (uncredited)
Davin Ruggles ... Fair Child (uncredited)
Liam Ruggles ... Fair Child (uncredited)
Carlos Sepulveda ... Railroad Worker (uncredited)
Steve Shaw ... Dignitary (uncredited)
Joel Thingvall ... Sheriff Long Johns (uncredited)
Aura Trentin ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Shannan Wagenman ... Fairground Woman (uncredited)
Sean Weimorts ... Cavalry (uncredited)
Jerry Bruckheimer .... producer
Johnny Depp .... executive producer
Eric Ellenbogen .... executive producer
Ted Elliott .... executive producer
Eric McLeod .... executive producer
Chad Oman .... executive producer
Terry Rossio .... executive producer
Mike Stenson .... executive producer
Gore Verbinski .... producer
Justin Haythe (screenplay) and
Ted Elliott (screenplay) &
Terry Rossio (screenplay)
Ted Elliott (screen story) &
Terry Rossio (screen story) and
Justin Haythe (screen story)
Andrea Riseborough and Sarah Gadon auditioned for a role.
Jessica Chastain and Abbie Cornish were considered for the role of Rebecca Reid, but lost to Ruth Wilson.
Johnny Depp's makeup and costume were inspired by artist Kirby Sattler's painting "I am Crow".
The original Lone Ranger radio serials led to a spin-off radio serial, The Green Hornet. The title character's alter ego, Britt Reid, was John Reid's great nephew. Tom Wilkinson appeared in the remake of The Green Hornet.
The first film to feature both Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter that is not directed by Tim Burton.
Tonto means "fool" in Spanish. In Spanish versions of this film, Tonto is renamed Toro, which means "bull".
It is the first time that the Jerry Bruckheimer Logo has created a railroad on the logo instead of an asphalt road, as seen in the trailer.
The first film cinematographer Bojan Bazelli has shot with anamorphic lenses since Body Snatchers.
This is the first version of "The Lone Ranger" in any medium in which the actor playing Tonto receives top billing.
This is the first version of The Lone Ranger to be released in IMAX, as well as the first to receive a PG-13 rating.
The fourth Disney film to receive a PG-13 rating, under the Disney banner, in the United States. The previous films were Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (not counting its sequels), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and John Carter.
In an interview, Johnny Depp thanked his stunt horse, Scout, for saving his life after a violent fall during filming. After Scout dragged Depp 25 feet, Scout jumped over him to avoid stepping on him. A clip of the fall shows the horse clearly jumping over Depp, and detaching him from the saddle. Depp suffered only minor bruises and scrapes, but says it could have been a lot worse if the horse had stepped on him.
Though set in Colby, TX, the film includes obvious shots of Monument Valley, Utah, a favorite filming location for American director John Ford. According to Wikipedia, "Ford's evocative use of the territory for his Westerns has defined the images of the American West so powerfully that Orson Welles once said that other film-makers refused to shoot in the region out of fears of plagiarism."
In the original radio series, Butch Cavendish and his men ambushed six Texas Rangers in the canyon called Bryan's Gap. The lead Ranger, Dan Reid, held the rank of Captain, and his brother John was already a Texas Ranger. The 25th Anniversary radio episode identified the other dead Rangers as Jim Bates, Sam Cooper, Jack Stacy, and Joe Brent.
Early in the film, one of the Texas Rangers refers to "Redleggers." They were slavery advocates who used violence and fraud in a failed attempt to coerce Kansans to adopt slavery in the mid-1850s.
The book that John Reid refers to as his bible is "Two Treatises on Government" by John Locke.
Near the film's climax, crates of explosives bearing the Giant Powder Company of San Francisco logo are visible. The Giant Powder Company was the United States' first licensed manufacturer of dynamite.
The musical cue in the shot of Red sitting under the painting of a ballerina is the Swan Theme from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.
As an homage to John Ford, the scene that introduces John Reid features passengers singing "Shall We Gather At The River". It was Ford's favorite hymn, included in at least five of his movies.
This is not the fist time Johnny Depp has played a Native American. He played Rafael, a Native American, in his directorial debut The Brave, which due to bad reviews at Cannes was never released in the USA.
One of the rangers waiting at the train stations has what is called a "redneck toothpick" in his mouth. It is actually called a baculum, which is an animal penile bone, most likely from a raccoon. Tonto later makes a trade while burying the man.
Despite being one of the biggest box office disasters of 2013, Jerry Bruckheimer believes that The Lone Ranger will be, in years to come, rediscovered as a masterpiece, just like with films like The Wizard of Oz, Pinocchio, Fantasia, It's a Wonderful Life, Sleeping Beauty, 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, Blade Runner, A Christmas Story, Flashdance, and John Carter before. As he said in an interview with Vulture Magazine, "It reminds me of a critic who called 'Flashdance' a 'toxic dump.'" "Ten years later [the critic] said, 'This is really a good movie. I missed it.' I think ['Lone Ranger'] is going to be looked back on as a brave, wonderful film. I've been though this a lot with journalists. We made a movie years ago called "Flashdance" and I remember one journalist just giving us the worst review ever. Then, about five years later, we get this kind of love letter - that he totally "missed" it. That he loved the movie. And it's kind of the same with you that, any time it's on, you have to watch it. It happens, you know."
Gore Verbinski, Jerry Bruckheimer, Armie Hammer, and Johnny Depp highly criticized the American critics for their reviews on The Lone Ranger, which they claim that they have criticized the film by its budget, production issues, and not on the film itself, and that they posted their "reviews" 7-8 months before the film was even released. It was also the similar manner of speaking when compared to John Carter, when critics criticized the film by its similar problems, but not the film itself. Armie Hammer shared a very interesting point on the matter, "If you go back and read the negative reviews, most of them aren't about the content of the movie, but more what's behind it. It's got to the point with American critics where if you're not as smart as Plato, your stupid. That seems like a sad way to live your life. "While we were making it we knew people were gunning for it. I think it was the popular thing when the movie hit rocky terrain they jumped on the bandwagon to try and bash it. They tried to do the same thing with to World War Z, it didn't work, the movie was successful. Instead they decided to slit the jugular of our movie."
The Lone Ranger comments that it has been 9 years since he last fired his gun. The movie was shot in 2012, 9 years since the Lone Ranger last appeared in the made for TV movie of the same name in 2003.
The references to Sears & Roebuck, and the playing of "Stars and Stripes Forever", are premature by about 20 years.
Texas was under reconstruction in 1869, and the Rangers had been disbanded. They were re-organized in 1872.
The American Flag had 37 stars in 1869, not 50.
During the 1933 prologue, Gene Autry's "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" can be heard through a loudspeaker. Autry recorded the song in 1935.
A character refers to "Oklahoma". In 1869, it was known as Indian Territory.
The health regulation threatened in the brothel did not exist until 1905.
Twist-up lipstick was not invented until 1923.
The sheriff and his deputies ride up to the train station on one set of horses. After the runaway train goes through the station, they ride off on a different set of horses.
Errors in geography
In the film the Transcontinental Railroad is built through Texas, and Promontory Point is in Texas. In real life the Transcontinental Railroad went nowhere near Texas, and Promontory Point is in Utah.
The Texas Rangers didn't wear badges until the late 1870s or early 1880s.
Although the hymn "Shall we Gather at the River" is an homage to John Ford, it doesn't match the church woman's declaration "We are Presbyterians". The hymn was written by Baptist Pastor Robert Lowry in 1864. Presbyterians believe in infant Baptism by sprinkling, so it's not likely that they would sing a hymn about baptism by submersion in a river.
The vultures in the burial scene are a European species not found in North America.
The Wendigo is from the legends of the Algonquian nations, and the Comanche are not part of that.
When Tonto is burying the rangers, John's white hat is on the ground. In one shot it has been stepped on. In the next shot the hat is not smashed down.
After Butch cuts out Dan's heart, Dan is sitting with his head turned to the right and his eyes open. However, when Tonto squats in front of him to retrieve his necklace, his head is turned to the front and his eyes are closed
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Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle, Arizona, USA
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Hurley, New Mexico, USA
Angel Fire, New Mexico, USA
Lone Pine, California, USA
(Tonto flash back)
Durango, Colorado, USA
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Puerco Valley, New Mexico, USA
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