Chuck Norris Spent Some Time Creating Movie Magic in El Paso
There were lights, there was a camera and there was definitely action in the 915. The American martial artist with a black belt Chuck Norris spent some time around 915 in 1982. Chuck Norris played a Texas Ranger J.J. McQuade who preferred working alone in Lone Wolf McQuade. The whole crew began filming at a ranch in Sunland Park, New Mexico. But for other scenes, they filmed around the city of El Paso.
They spent about a month and a half filming Lone Wolf McQuade in the borderland. MovieClips YouTube channel provided a clip from a scene with a familiar background. For example, the fight scene featured above has a clear view of the Franklin Mountains behind Chuck Norris. That scene is a dead give away that the fight happened in Sunland Park, New Mexico.
It was 38 years ago today that Chuck Norris was in the Sun City to film Lone Wolf McQuade. Besides the fight scene, there are a few other places you will recognize in the movie. The El Paso Civic Center, West Texas Airport, and Indian Cliffs are also featured in certain parts of the movie. I have yet to see it and now that I am a lot older I can appreciate seeing my hometown in a popular old school flick. Plus, being able to see a popular legend standing in places you probably also have is exciting. The movie was released on April 15, 1983. I don't know about you but my heart sure does race when anything El Paso, Texas related has the spotlight.