6.3/10
146
8 user

Fireball Forward (1972)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | TV Movie 5 March 1972
A hard-nose general takes over a division with a bad combat record.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: GP Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During the 1922 Turkish Civil War, two Americans and a group of foreign mercenaries offer their services to a local Turkish governor who hires them as guards for a secret transport.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Michèle Mercier
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of a Canadian WWII naval vessel, with a dramatic subplot concerning her first captain.

Directors: Richard Rosson, Howard Hawks
Stars: Randolph Scott, James Brown, Ella Raines
The Log of the Black Pearl (TV Movie 1975)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young stockbroker, Christopher Sand, inherits an old ship named 'Black Pearl' along with a medallion that is the key to a sunken nazi treasure. But there are people also looking for the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Kiel Martin, Jack Kruschen
Wild Women (TV Movie 1970)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Five female convicts are recruited to secretly transport arms into Mexican-held Texas in 1840.

Director: Don Taylor
Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Anne Francis, Marilyn Maxwell
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

U.S. President Harry Truman and his commander in the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur, disagree on war strategy. Their conflict comes to a head when Truman relieves the insubordinate MacArthur from command.

Director: Anthony Page
Stars: Henry Fonda, E.G. Marshall, Lucille Benson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Maj. Gen. Joe Barrett
...
Jean Duval
...
Helen Sawyer
...
Col. Talbot
...
Corps Commander
...
Sgt. Andrew Collins
...
Capt. Bauer
...
Maj. Larkin
...
Col. Douglas Graham
...
Col. Avery
...
Capt. Tony Sanchez
...
...
Sgt. Brock
John Gruber ...
Doctor
Stanley Beck ...
MP sergeant
Edit

Storyline

A hard-nose general takes over a division with a bad combat record.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Division Headquarters  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Failed pilot for a potential series. See more »

Quotes

Maj. Gen. Joe Barrett: I did not come here because I was better or smarter than General Dawson. I'm here because I was a dogface once, and I'm supposed to have a better understanding of the men. I'm also a dropkick, so you might have a problem with the way I talk - but I guarantee you, you won't have a problem understanding me. Now I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S WRONG AROUND HERE, BUT THERE'S AN ODOR OF DECAYING MORALE THAT I CAN SMELL A MILE AWAY! Men who FEEL licked are gonna GET licked!
See more »

Connections

Edited from Patton (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

The Longest Day
(uncredited)
Music by Paul Anka
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hey, we've got all this footage from these movies left over . . .
22 February 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This is out on Video? They're showing it on TNT? Wasn't it banned by the People of America with Good Taste, Nebraska Chapter? It is truly a sad film, NOT that the premise of having a roving military guy investigating and fixing problems from Europe to the Pacific wasn't (isn't) a neat idea. Ah, the siren call of good premises.

I, unlike you recently fooled renters, saw the thing on ABC when it first aired. I remember reading that they had so much left over (unused) footage from both Patton and Tora Tora Tora (both 20th Century Fox) that they could keep the series going for years. Those two great WWII movies still remain great to this day, but Fireball Forward (who came up with that title?). Nah! You can probably tell the Patton footage as it looks terrific while the rest of this "special" is lit like a TV movie, which of course is what it is.

It never became a series, just this two-hour "pilot." Back yourself away from Fireball Forward. It hurts!


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?