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Tom Selleck plays Matthew Quigley, the cowboy hero in this traditional Western, set very untraditionally in Australia. After some macho silliness in the opening minutes, the story settles into a surprisingly evocative tale of Quigley, a sharpshooter who had come to the country to work for a land baron (Alan Rickman) and who is on the mend after a brutal attack. In the company of a woman (Laura San Giacomo) abused by that same baron, Quigley gets his strength and his shooting skills back while healing in the midst of aboriginal people as well as some stunning Australian settings. Director Simon Wincer (Phar Lap) brings a lot of integrity to this rare horse opera from contemporary Hollywood.--Tom Keogh
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CastAlan Rickman, Tom Selleck, Chris Haywood, Laura San Giacomo, Ron Haddrick
DirectorSimon Wincer
Screen WriterJohn Hill
DVD Release Date:  September 4, 2001
Runtime:  119 minutes
Studio:  MGM (Video & DVD)
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review by . June 02, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Alan Rickman's Rabbit Proof Fence won't keep out Tom Selleck
Quigley Down Under could have easily turned into nothing more then a macho, gung ho exercise in violence and masculinity.  Don't worry it has that but with some good casting choices and great story it does rise above that a bit.      Taking place in the late 19th Century, Matthew Quigley a Wyoming cowboy answers an ad to travel to Western Australia for a rich land owner, Elliot Marston who needs a sharp shooter.  Quigley is more then ready for the job with his modified …
Quick Tip by . June 01, 2011
American sharpshooter travels to Australia to take a job for a wealthy land owner only to realize he's been hired to kill off the Aborigines on the land. Fun, adventerous and a great cast.
review by . February 12, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
Although Clint Eastwood and Kevin Costner are probably considered the top modern Western moviemakers, Tom Selleck can't be ignored as perhaps the most active of the bunch. He has taken a film genre that many consider a has-been and made it a staple of cable television. Just turn on TNT or TBS on the weekend and you're guaranteed to see at least one Western on with Selleck in it. He has become a staple of the genre, as well as a top spokesman for the cowboy way(not to mention the NRA, huh Rosie O'Donnell?) &nbs …
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