Fireball Forward (1972)

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



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


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

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Action | Drama | War


Not Rated




Release Date:

5 March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

División Bola de Fuego  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Failed pilot for a potential series. See more »


GI #2: Give 'em hell, General.
Maj. Gen. Joe Barrett: You got the rifle, YOU give 'em hell.
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Edited from Patton (1970) See more »

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maybe some casualties but not a lost war
28 November 2003 | by (Pocono Summit, PA) – See all my reviews

Looks like the proponents of this film could use a little help. OK. Here it comes... Not being much of a historian, and stupid about discards from other pictures, I am unable to evaluate it with these things in mind. Perhaps this lesser intelligence accounts for my being entertained by this flick. It's about a newly-transferred General who concludes that somebody with access to his Command Post is tipping off the Germans with regard to his division's movements. I was not distracted by any inferiority in the easily-seen stuff, such as the acting, sound, lighting, writing, etc. Therefore, I was intrigued by the effort here to identify the source of the "leak". I, for one, would say that FIREBALL FORWARD (which refers to the nickname of the headquarters of the top brass) is worth reconning, and is no more of a gamble as to whether you'll like it or not, than most other movies.

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