Quigley Down Under

Quigley Down Under

By Simon Wincer

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 1990-10-19
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Director: Simon Wincer
  • Production Company: Pathe
  • Production Country: Australia, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 132 Ratings


Tom Selleck portrays Quigley, an American cowboy who is lured to the Austrailian outback (of the 1860's) by an offer from a powerful sheep rancher/land baron (Alan Rickman) to use his sharpshooter skills to shoot troublesome dingoes. What Quigley finds out when he arrives is that Rickman really wants to use his skills to help wipe out the native Aborigine population as part of the country's "pacification by force." A man of moral integrity, Quigley strongly declines this murderous duty and throws his new boss through the window, so... now it's war between them. Also confusing the situation (as well as enlivening it) is a somewhat deranged "trallop" (Laura San Giacomo) who erroneously thinks Quigley is her husband.




  • Great Movie

    By austin.marylee
    One of my favorite movies of all time. How can you not like this movie?
  • Very enjoyable western

    By John R Lott Jr
    Tom Selleck’s performance as the understated American cowboy who travels to Australia is great. Playing a rugged, decent American who passes up the chance to make a lot of money killing Australian aborigines, Selleck is very convincing. Alan Rickman also does a convincing job playing the Australian ranch owner who hires Selleck. Few could probably do as good of a job playing the obsessive rancher. I wasn’t convinced by Laura San Giacomo who played the part of “Crazy Cora,” but her performance didn’t harm the film overall.
  • Very good!

    By Jamesaaron61
    Really liked the movie. Now I want a sharps rifle!!!
  • Classic ‘western’!

    By Hymnmuncher
    Takes place in Australia, but it’s definitely of the Western genre. Amazing move and certainly an under-rated one. It came out just a few years before CGI came into use, so it has a very really and authentic feel. The HD version here on iTunes is good quality, and the movie has an overall good ‘film grain’ to it which fits the movie well. If you’ve never seen it, see it now!
  • Good

    By Bo-fahad-95
    Very good movie
  • Unbelievably Pleasant Surprise

    By SproutGraphics
    My best friend and I were among many given free tickets at the cinema, probably in the hopes that it would generate good word-of-mouth. We laughed at the title and the star but quickly changed our minds because it was awesome! Everyone I know that’s seen it feels the same—I don’t know anyone who expected it to be this good but everyone loves it.
  • Dances With Dingos

    By Stonewulf
    Depsite the deriviative plot (i.e. White Guy saves the "noble savages" from other white guys, laconic American is 10x better at everything than the uncouth Australians and the pompous brits) the film is entertaining, if for no other reason than Selelcks understated performance coupled with Alan Rickman being Alan Rickman (Which is a good thing). My one complaint is that Laura San Giacomo handles the "Crazy Cora" parts well, but just doesn't pull off the "sympathetic Cora" parts with the same believability. Still, it's a fun picture to watch despite it's flaws.
  • Why can't I buy this?

    By Sinepari2001
    Again Why Cant I Buy This!

    By Bunny Butt🐰
    I'd always watchin this movie w my grandpa, he loves Western Movies that's all he, watches and the Weather Channel. I Love You G-pa <3
  • "I've said I never had much use for one, never said I didn't know how to use it."

    By LaughingGodzilla
    Under the rubble of underratedness comes a review of this western classic......only, this film removed the traditional western character from the Western frontiers of America and brought him to the harshness of Austrailia. Tom Selleck [who I swear appears to belong in this kind of role] portrays Matthew Quigley, a cowboy who is hired because of his great sharpshooting skills with a Sharps rifle, who takes on the corrupt rancher [Hans Gruber....I mean, Alan Rickman] that wants to kill the indigenous natives. [To be kind of frank, I think Avatar ripped this movie off too......think about it. A man who was hired for a specific job decides to defend the natives.........James Cameron has yet to admit he got that idea from this film too!] The duel at the end is one of my all-time favorite scenes in cinema, hence where the title of my review came from. Overall, check this movie out. You will not regret it.....now, if only I could tell this crazy woman to stop calling me Roy already.