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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tish Buckman
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Greg Parker
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Madelyn Buckman
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Jack Lomax
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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
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Harry York
Laraine Stephens ...
Helen Meadows
John Alderson ...
Jim Hatch
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Storyline

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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27 November 1968 (USA)  »

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A pokol tornĂ¡ca  »

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Trivia

The "oil" was a mixture of water and black ink. This was used since it was non-flammable, inexpensive, non-toxic and easier to clean up than real oil would have been. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jack Lomax: There's no mystery. There just seems to be.
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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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Referenced in NCIS: Playing with Fire (2012) See more »

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Wayne plays Chance Buckman in the mold or spirit of Red Adair
22 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining film ... co-staring Jim Hutton, Katherine Ross & Vera Miles. Some of the acting of Hutton & Ross may have been less than one would expect. But the film should be seen keeping mind that this was years before the disaster films of the early seventies like The Poseidon Adventure & The Towering Inferno. It is a fun watch as Buckman's crew travels the world putting out oil well fires while kindling a few fires of their own in the local women. It is fun to watch many of the fire-fighting scenes today and wonder how they pulled this off thirty years ago. It is very John Wayne as can be seen as some of his regulars turn up here, such as Bruce Cabot, Edward Faulkner who were part of his stable. Watch it and enjoy.


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