The Legend of the Lone Ranger

Release Date

May 22, 1981

Directed by

William A. Fraker

Written by

Gerald B. Derloshon
Ivan Goff
Michael Kane
Ben Roberts
William Roberts
George W. Trendle

Produced by

Walter Coblenz


20th Century Fox

Preceded by

The Lone Ranger and the Lost City of Gold (1958)

Followed by

Lone Ranger (2013)


Major Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish, a former army officer court-martialed by General Ulysses S. Grant, runs a ruthless outlaw organization. In a plot to kidnap Grant, now President of the United States, and declare Texas a sovreign nation, the Cavendish Gang ambushes a group of Texas Rangers. In the ambush Captain Dan Reid and his brother John are presumably killed. John survives and is nursed back to health by Tonto, a native american whose life John had saved when they were children.

Deciding to avenge his brother's death by donning a mask and becoming the Lone Ranger, John confronts Collins, the Ranger who betrayed the group at Bryant's Gap. He learns of Cavendish's plot and sets out to stop him.


Lone Ranger ... Klinton Spilsbury
Tonto ... Michael Horse
Butch Cavendish ... Christopher Lloyd
Sheriff Wiatt ... Matt Clark
Amy Striker ... Juanin Clay
President Ulysses S. Grant ... Jason Robards
Captain Dan Reid ... John Bennett Perry
Collins ... David Hayward
Lucas Striker ... John Hart

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.