Quigley Down Under is a 1990 Australian-American Western adventure film film directed by Simon Wincer and produced by Stanley O’Toole and Alexandra Rose. The screenplay was written by John Hill.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains intense sequences of western violence and shootings, brief nudity and some language)
Run Time: 1h 59min
Release Date: October 19, 1990 (USA)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Director: Simon Wincer
Quigley Down Under stars Tom Selleck, Laura San Giocomo, Alan Rickman, Ron Haddrick, Tony Bonner, Chris Haywood and Ben Mendelsohn.
Quigley Down Under is the story of Matthew Quigley (Tom Selleck), an American cowboy and rifleman from Wyoming who travels to the Australian outback to answer a help wanted ad calling for a sharpshooter. When Quigley meets his employer, Elliot Marston (Alan Rickman), a gentleman infatuated with stories of quick-draw gunslingers from the American Old West, he pays Quigley the 50 gold coins they had agreed upon for making the trip.
Following, Marston asks Quigley for a demonstration of his range and accuracy. Quigley describes his weapon which he modified and demonstrates his ability by shooting a bucket in rapid succession three times at around 1,200 yards. Impressed by Quigley’s ability, Marston wants him to use his sharpshooting skills to help eradicate the native Indigenous Aborigines. Quigley finds the idea abhorrent refuses and the two men fight and when Quigley is knocked out, Marston leaves him and a local crazy woman named Cora (Laura San Giocomo) to die in a remote part of the outback. They are rescued, however, by Aborigines, and plot their revenge against Marston.
“No man knocks me out of my own house!” – Elliott Marston
“Very good, O’Flynn. You’ve improved!” – Elliott Marston
“Do you think I could ever be as good as you, Mr. Marston?” – O’Flynn
“What – you mean if you practiced a lot?” – Elliott Marston
“Yeah!” – O’Flynn
“No.” – Elliott Marston
“Said I didn’t have much use for ’em, never said I didn’t know how to use ’em.” – Matthew Quigley
“Don’t know where we’re goin’, but makin’ good time.” – Matthew Quigley
Official Movie Trailer
Tom Selleck as Matthew Quigley
Laura San Giacomo as Crazy Cora
Alan Rickman as Elliott Marston
Ron Haddrick as Grimmelman
Tony Bonner as Dobkin
Chris Haywood as Major Ashley Pitt
Ben Mendelsohn as O’Flynn