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The story of macho oil well firefighters and their wives.

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Cast

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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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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Tish Buckman is being picked up at the Jackson Hole airport, her porter picks up her three suitcases and skis. While walking to the plane, he has only the suitcases. When he reaches the plane, he has the skis again. See more »

Quotes

Chance Buckman: [referring to the fact that Greg brings a girl to a different fire] What did you use for openers this time, the old headache gag? Why, you poor man, perhaps if I rubbed your neck?
Greg Parker: True - every word, true. But it works.
Chance Buckman: Can't say I blame you. A fellow as ugly as you are probably couldn't get to first base without a fire.
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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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Travellers (1992) See more »

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Not the original Armageddon. So far above it!
30 December 2004 | by (United States) – 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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