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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.



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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Action | Drama | War


Not Rated




Release Date:

5 March 1972 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adelante, bola de fuego  »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)


Aspect Ratio:

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


Cook: Let's go! Let's go! I ain't got all day! Come on, stupid, come on!
[Notices that the next man holding out his mess kit to him is none other than the general]
Cook: Oh, I'm sorry, sir, I didn't recognize you... Hey, quick! Get something special for the general!
Maj. Gen. Joe Barrett: I want some of that.
[Cook hesitatingly ladles some stew into Barrett's messkit bowl. Barrett takes one forkful, spits it out, and sets his messkit on the table]
Maj. Gen. Joe Barrett: I wouldn't feed this to a starving buzzard.
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Edited from Patton (1970) See more »

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Fireball Forward as suspense.
14 May 2001 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

I think you all missed the point! The premise of the movie is to try to guess who the traitor is--the one who is betraying their next moves to the enemy. That is where I get my enjoyment; from the suspense. And as far as the suspense went, it was terrific!!

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