Hollywood has been making movies about the legendary law group since 1910. In this latest western adventure, popular TV stars put on the silver-star badge in this partly historically true story. The Rangers were disbanded after the Civil War, but in 1875, Mexican bandits were overrunning Texas and the Union Army was busy fighting with various frontier Indian tribes. In order to protect its land and citizens, the governor of Texas ordered the re-formation of the Texas Rangers, a group of lawmen whose sole job was to “clean up” the bandit problem. Dylan McDermott of TV’s THE PRACTICE leads the group of young guns as Captain Leander McNelly. With little gun fighting expertise or experience, a small group of thirty Rangers heads out to do battle in the name of law and order.
Originally planned for release in the spring of 2000, the film is hampered by its straightforward plot, paper-thin villains, and poor publicity due to its nearly two-year shelving. Overall, the amount of western violence is significant with numerous shoot-outs, but severity is restrained. The film contains little sexual content and major objectionable language consists of only one obscenity and three strong profanities. Without the foul language, TEXAS RANGERS could be an acceptable film for older teens and adults to ride out and catch. You can even check out the true historical facts at www.TexasRanger.org.