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Hellfighters (1968)

The story of macho oil well firefighters and their wives.

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The telling of Chance Buckman an oil rig fire fighter who becomes hospitalized and has to come to grips with how his job interfered with his marriage, after being laid up in a hospital bed after an accident with a news man running in front of a bulldozer causing it to swirve into Chance, and forcing him to allow veteran oil fire fighter Greg, a cocky but knowledgeable Greg becoming his son in law and he has to learn tolerance for not being able to control his daughter wanting to visit oil fires and learn how to rekindle the spark that went out with his ex of more than 25 years and the fear of losing her daughter as well as her husband to the oil fighting. Written by Jared Johnson

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Nitro was their weapon against fire blazing oil infernos and a guerrilla army set to blow them sky high...but they had to stay alive for two smoldering women who made all the danger worthwhile! See more »


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27 November 1968 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Katharine Ross and John Wayne had many arguments over his very vocal support for the Vietnam War. See more »

Goofs

At beginning of the movie after helicopter lands, speed of rotor blades varies between shots. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Valdez: My father is finally going to marry my mother! Isn't that great?
Colonel Valdez: [completely nonplussed] That is very nice.
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Crazy Credits

The cast list in the opening titles lists six actors not found in the closing credits, but not Louie, Bebe, who is found in the end list. See more »

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Not the original Armageddon. So far above it!
30 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I read the review of this movie and was astounded to find someone felt this was the original Armageddon movie. While there is one similarity, in that they both involved the so named "Hell Fighters", the other movie is a cheap knock off of some idea to put these guys in space.

This movie was so far above the Bruce Willis movie. If you are able to watch this movie and not feel the heat of the job you are not watching close enough. John Wayne and fact the whole cast play this movie with such a realistic feel you can't help but get into. No cut on Mr. Willis, but that was such a fluffy, far-fetched movie, you could not really believe it for a moment.

Watch this movie if you want to see the lives of people who truly live on the edge of danger.


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