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“The Legend of the Lone Ranger” quotes
Title The Legend of the Lone Ranger
William A. Fraker
All actors – Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse, Christopher Lloyd, Matt Clark, Juanin Clay, Jason Robards, John Bennett Perry, David Hayward, John Hart, Richard Farnsworth, Lincoln Tate, Ted Flicker
“- President Ulysses S. Grant: What happened to all the buffalo?
- Buffalo Bill Cody: I shot 'em.”
“No one has greater cause to fill his heart with hatred for the white man than I. He has taken from me my wife and my child. But the man I have brought here today is my brother, and I will guard his life with my own if it comes to such. If I am wrong about him, if he proves to be an enemy, then I, Tonto, will decorate my lance with this white...” (continue)
“The legend started simply, just a boy without a home; taken in by Indians, but still pretty much alone. He had to struggle with strange customs, and his own fears from within. He learned the wisdom of the forrest, he learned the ways of the wind.”
“A fiery horse across the plains and he was gone from sight. He changed to course of history as he rode. And folks would tell of one Lone Ranger turning wrong from right. They wondered who, but they never knew... the Man in the Mask.”
“- President Ulysses S. Grant: How can I thank you?
- Tonto: You can thank me by honoring your treaties with my people.
- President Ulysses S. Grant: Yes, we will try, you have my word.”
“Those Cavendish boys have been working real hard, going over each step of their plan. Meanwhile, ol' Butch was mighty disturbed by reports of a strange Masked Man. But he wouldn't let rumors mess up his scheme, so he set out on his final campaign. He and his boys rode to their rendezvous with President Grant's private train.”
“The day may not be many winter counts away when all men will be brothers. A new Indian nation will come out of this time of change. Strong. Proud. United.”
“We are on a course that will alter the history of this country. Men who do not obey orders for the sake of their own personal gains are a clear and present danger to my plan.”
“The white man make many promises to us, yet they keep only one: they promise to take our land, and they take it. You see the suffering and the misery they bring to your people. And now you bring one of them here, to be nursed back to health? Tonto, why?”
“He's a liar and a drunk. Piss on the president. Piss on the cabinet. He ain't gonna help us out here, you know. In Texas, robbers are outlaws. In Washington, robbers are elected. Isn't that right?”
“The legends tell of men who died to open up the West. They rode through hell to find their promised land. The legends tell of one who tried to fight for all the rest; his name unknown, a stranger alone, the Man in the Mask.”
“Butch Cavendish lived undisturbed, waging his private war. And men who made mistakes were simply men he could not afford. Some say he was a monster, and others called him mad. Let's just say Butch Cavendish was everything that's bad.”
“- John Reid: I read your article you wrote in the paper this morning.
- Amy Striker: Oh? Did you like it?
- John Reid: Well, you made me sound like a hero.”
“- President Ulysses S. Grant: Hey! Where the hell you goin' and leaving me here?
- The Lone Ranger: You're safer here, Mr. President.
- President Ulysses S. Grant: Yeah, but I can help ya. I've been in a few battles myself, son.
- The Lone Ranger: Now you're president, so keep your head down.”
“I swear to you, Dan: no matter how long it takes; no matter were they are; I will find them. But Cavendish and men like him owe you, they will pay in full. There will be justice in the West. To this, my brother, I pledge my life.”
“I cannot stop my writing. It is my only weapon. It is all I have.”
“John Reid was just a memory; the Masked Man had taken his place. But that doesn't mean his heart wasn't touched when he saw Amy Striker's face. Amy had to stay to do his uncle's work and to keep his dreams alive. But unless the Masked Man could find Cavendish, true justice would never survive.”
“Cavendish and his men must think that all the Rangers were killed in the massacre. And only then, will I be free to avenge my brother's death. We will go back to Bryant's Gap and dig one more grave. John Reid will be buried with his brother and the Rangers forever.”
“I don't guess anyone stopped to ask what Tonto was guilty of. That didn't stop 'em from wanting to see him swinging high above. But Tonto showed no sign of fear, and he held on to a fervent hope... that the Masked Man wouldn't let his blood brother hang from the end of a rope.”
“Dale Wesley Stillwell, Robert Edward Gattlin, it is the finding of this military tribunal that you are in violation of the articles of war. And your undisciplinary conduct resulted in the failure of a military objective. Therefore, it is the pronouncement of this tribunal that you are to be executed by firing squad.”
“Del Rio was a town in trouble, a town with a gun at its back; plagued by crime that just wouldn't stop, and cursed with a Sheriff that wore black. So you would think they would be suspicious, but certain folks rarely are. They're willing to trust their law to just about any man who wears a star.”