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Sorcerer (1977)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  24 June 1977 (USA)
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A group of outcasts from different backgrounds and nationalities are forced by misfortune to work in an oil-drilling operation in South America. When fire breaks out of control, four of the... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bruno Cremer ...
Victor Manzon - 'Serrano'
Francisco Rabal ...
Nilo
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Kassem - 'Martinez'
Ramon Bieri ...
Corlette
Peter Capell ...
Lartigue
Karl John ...
'Marquez'
Friedrich von Ledebur ...
'Carlos' (as Fredrick Ledebur)
Chico Martínez ...
Bobby Del Rios (as Chico Martinez)
Joe Spinell ...
Spider
Rosario Almontes ...
Agrippa
Richard Holley ...
Billy White
Anne-Marie Deschodt ...
Blanche (as Anne Marie Descott)
Jean-Luc Bideau ...
Pascal
Jacques François ...
Lefevre (as Jacques Francois)
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A group of outcasts from different backgrounds and nationalities are forced by misfortune to work in an oil-drilling operation in South America. When fire breaks out of control, four of the outcasts are given the opportunity to earn enough money to get out by transporting six crates of unstable dynamite through miles of jungle in two ancient trucks. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>, David Lee (dave@madebydave.com)

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Die "Really" Hard


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24 June 1977 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Nick Nolte, a relative unknown at the time except for Rich Man, Poor Man (1976), tried to get the leading role that went to Roy Scheider. Later, he made Blue Chips (1994) with William Friedkin. See more »

Goofs

When Sorcerer is attempting to cross the dilapidated wooden bridge, a shot of the outermost log falling away is used twice. See more »

Quotes

Scanlon: We're carrying three cases each. One is enough to blow out your fire, six cases will blow out the whole field. That means you don't think all the trucks will make it, one of us is a backup.
"Serrano": We want double, and legal residence... or we don't drive.
Corlette: You leave in four hours.
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William Friedkin is Freaken Awesome
12 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this film, its my favorite William Friedkin film, and i believe its probably his best film ever. The film stays true to his style as an intense filmmaker, who wants everything to be reality based and realistic as possible. The only problem with the film is the title, it gives off the wrong image in peoples mind of what to expect. They should have call it "Wages of Fear." Another disappointment for me is i heard that a special edition digitized version of the movie was about to be released and over a year later nothing is even out. I love this movie and it should have gotten at least 5 Oscar nominations for 1977. I hope Friedkin makes another movie soon. Universal and Paramount needs to release the DVD now or I'm gonna cry.


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