Hellfighters (1968)

G  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  27 November 1968 (USA)
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The story of macho oil well firefighters and their wives.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tish Buckman
Greg Parker
Madelyn Buckman
Jack Lomax
Joe Horn
Edward Faulkner ...
George Harris
Barbara Stuart ...
Irene Foster
Edmund Hashim ...
Colonel Valdez
Valentin de Vargas ...
Amal Bokru (as Valentin De Vargas)
Frances Fong ...
Madame Loo
Alberto Morin ...
General Lopez
Harry York
Helen Meadows
John Alderson ...
Jim Hatch


The adventures of oil well fire specialist Chance Buckman (based on real-life Red Adair), who extinguishes massive fires in oil fields around the world. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The Toughest Hellfighter Of All! [Australia Theatrical]


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Release Date:

27 November 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Unerschrockenen  »

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(Westrex Recording System)| (Australia)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The studio designed special nozzles for the fires. There was an outer ring nozzle that shot out the flames and an inner one that shot out a mixture of water and India ink to simulate oil. This can be seen in how easily the "oil" is wiped off the actor's faces. See more »


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


[last lines]
Tish Buckman: I think we oughta get her a tin hat.
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Crazy Credits

There is a print which has been shown on UK television, an original English language print with English titles, which however includes two frames of opening titles in Italian: the list of technical consultants is headed "Consulenti Tecnici" and the next sheet explaining that the events depicted are based on the real live experiences of those people, is written in Italian. Then the credits revert to English. See more »


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Great Movie
13 June 1999 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Being that I am a Jim Hutton fanatic, I really loved this movie. Great chemistry between John Wayne & Jim Hutton. I enjoyed watching them both in the Green Berets & also this movie....Watch it & enjoy!

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