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A pair of down-and-out fortune hunters cash in on high adventure!
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  (in credits order)

Chuck Norris ... Max Donigan

Louis Gossett Jr. ... Leo Porter

Melody Anderson ... Patricia Goodwin

Will Sampson ... Tall Eagle

Sonny Landham ... El Coyote

John Rhys-Davies ... Corky Taylor

Ian Abercrombie ... Boggs

Richard Lee-Sung ... Chinese Man / The General

Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ... Indian Girl
Álvaro Carcaño ... Willie
John Hazelwood ... Tubbs
José Escandón ... Co-Pilot
Mario Arévalo ... Guerilla Leader
Juan Jaramillo ... Tough Guerilla

Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Big Man (as Miguel Fuentes)
Julio Monje ... Train Soldier
Nicolás Jasso ... Young Indian
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Wall ... Jose
Jabie Abercrombe ... Guerrilla (uncredited)

Branscombe Richmond ... Mexican Bar Fight Person (uncredited)

Directed by
J. Lee Thompson 
Writing credits
Robert Gosnell (story) &
Jeffrey M. Rosenbaum (story) &
Norman Aladjem (story)

Robert Gosnell (screenplay)

Produced by
Norman Aladjem .... executive producer
Carlos Gil .... associate producer
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Jeffrey M. Rosenbaum .... executive producer
Original Music by
Gary Chang 
Cinematography by
Álex Phillips Jr.  (as Alex Phillips)
Film Editing by
Richard Marx 
Casting by
Robert MacDonald 
Perry Bullington (uncredited)
Production Design by
José Rodríguez Granada 
Set Decoration by
Kleomenes Stamatiades 
Costume Design by
Poppy Cannon-Reese  (as Poppy Cannon)
Makeup Department
Ilona Bobak .... hair stylist: Chuck Norris
Ilona Bobak .... makeup artist: Chuck Norris
Raúl Esquivel .... hair stylist
Agripina Lozada .... key hair stylist (as Pina Lozada)
Alberto López .... makeup artist
Production Management
Pablo Buelna .... unit production manager
Michael R. Sloan .... post-production supervisor
Roni Ya'ackov .... executive in charge of production (as Rony Yacov)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guillermo 'Memo' Carreno .... third assistant director (as Guillermo Carreno)
Javier Carreño .... first assistant director
Javier Chinchilla .... second assistant director (as Javier Chincilla)
Russ Harling .... first assistant director
Miguel Gil .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Alfonso Godínez .... property master (as Alfonso Godinez Trejo)
Enrique Lechuga .... camera painter
Fernando Martínez .... assistant art director
Enrique Medina .... assistant set dresser
J. Fernando Solorio .... assistant set dresser (as Jose Fernando Solorio)
J. Fernando Solorio .... set dresser (as Fernando Solorio)
Jorge Julio Zepeda .... assistant property master (as Julio Cepeda)
Moises Pineda .... production buyer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Martin J. Bram .... sound editor (as Martin Bram)
Barney Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Patrick Cabral .... assistant sound editor
Larry Carow .... sound editor
Zack Davis .... sound editor
Don Digirolamo .... re-recording mixer
Mike Dobie .... sound editor
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist
Robert Glass .... re-recording mixer (as Bob Glass)
Mark Hollingsworth .... sound editor
Jerry Jacobson .... adr editor
Robert Knudson .... re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
Gary Mundheim .... sound editor
Chuck Neely .... sound editor
Jorge Palomino .... boom operator
Bruce Stambler .... supervising sound editor
Ángel Sánchez .... assistant boom operator
Justine Vacco .... assistant sound editor
Fred Wasser .... sound editor
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Wilhoit)
Richard E. Yawn .... assistant sound editor (as Richard Yawn)
Kelly Cabral .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
Kirk Francis .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Troy Porter .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Reyes Abades .... special effects supervisor (as Reyes Abades Tejedor)
Daniel Cordero .... special effects crew
Manuel Cordero .... special effects crew
Sergio Jara .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Anne Couk .... optical coordinator
Bobby Angelle .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts
Clay Boss .... stunts
Phil Chong .... stunts (as Phil Chung)
Bob K. Cummings .... stunts (as Bobby Cummins)
Mike De Luna .... stunts (as Mike DeLuna)
Jon H. Epstein .... stunt double: Chuck Norris (as Jon Epstein)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (as Dean Ferrandini)
Andy Gill .... stunts (as Andy Gil)
Jeff Habberstad .... stunt performer
Mike Johnson .... stunts
Sonny Jones .... stunts
Steven Lambert .... stunts (as Steve Lambert)
Aaron Norris .... stunt coordinator
Gary Pike .... stunts
Rick Prieto .... stunts
Branscombe Richmond .... stunts (as Branscom Richmond)
Danny Rogers .... stunts
Robert Wall .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Miguel Blanco .... best boy
José Campos .... grip
Donaciano De Anda .... gaffer
Gerardo Flores .... first assistant camera
Sergio García Terrazas .... camera maintenance
Juan Luna Gómez .... key grip (as Juan Luna)
Juvenal Herrera .... electrician
Ruben Herta .... electrician (as Ruben Huerta)
Manuel Jiminez .... first assistant camera
Carlos Montaño .... camera operator
Michael Paris .... special photographer
Michael Paris .... still photographer
Asunción Pérez .... grip
Alfredo Ruvalcaba .... still photographer
Salvador 'Apache' Serrano .... dolly grip (as Salvador Serrano)
Roberto Vega Alvarado .... generator operator (as Roberto Vega)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Enedina Bernal .... wardrobe supervisor: women
Federico Castillo .... wardrobe supervisor: men
Ismael Jardon .... wardrobe assistant (as Ishmael Jardin)
Janet Henry Gershenfeld .... costume construction (uncredited)
Shirley Herrington .... costume construction (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Mary E. Jochem .... first assistant editor
Peter Lee-Thompson .... supervising film editor
Russell Livingstone .... associate editor (as Russ Livingston)
Carlos Puente .... second assistant editor
Fabienne Rawley .... apprentice editor
Angelo Russo .... color timer
Erica Shaevitz .... second assistant editor (as Erica Schaevitz)
Charles Simmons .... associate editor
Grace Valenti .... first assistant editor
Anne-Marie Vitello .... negative cutter
Ron Vitello .... negative cutter
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Location Management
Laura Aguilar .... location manager: Durango
José Quintanar .... location manager: Puerta Vallarta
Music Department
Sarah Nean Bruce .... spherical sound 3D audio recording assistant (as Sarah N. Bruce)
Ken Caillat .... music mixer
Ken Caillat .... music recordist
Gary Chang .... music performer
Jack Daro .... musician: bass
Paula Erickson .... music supervisor
Kurt Taylor Neishloss .... musician: guitar
Ted Whitfield .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jimmy Jones .... transportation coordinator
Joel Renfro .... transportation coordinator
Arturo Curiel .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Ricardo Gallarzo Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
Alberto Gutierrez .... driver: director (uncredited)
Other crew
Ma. Del Carmen Araiza .... production secretary (as Mary Carmen Araiza)
Wenden K. Baldwin .... title designer
Debi Britt-Mathis .... production assistant
Karin Cooper .... script supervisor
Miguel Gil .... assistant: Mr. Thompson
Howard Jackson .... assistant: Mr. Norris
Enid L. Kantor .... production coordinator
Maureen McFadden .... unit publicist
Steven Schachter .... dialogue coach: Mr. Norris (as Steve Schachter)
Kyle Seidenbaum .... title designer
Lydia Telo .... production accountant (as Lidia Telo)
'Chico' Hernandez .... head wrangler (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)
Joe Straw .... production accountant (uncredited)

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104 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Finland:K-14 | France:Tous publics | Germany:16 (re-rating) (uncut) | Iceland:12 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Portugal:M/12 | UK:PG (cinema release) (cut) | UK:15 (video release) (uncut) | UK:12 (uncut) (2016) | USA:PG | West Germany:12 (original rating) (cut)

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Chuck Norris and Louis Gossett Jr. have their stars back to back on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.See more »
Miscellaneous: As Louis Gossett, Jr. gets his hands cut free, he lifts one of his hands off the ground, showing he was never tied down. (Beginning of film)See more »
Patricia:FRUITCAKE? FRUITCAKE? Listen Bucko, I happen to be a highly educated, intelligent girl with an I.Q. that would put you pea-brain in the cellar. So remember, If it weren't for me, you wouldn't be here. Call me for dinner.See more »


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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Grab a beer, lay back, and enjoy this confused but very entertaining ride!, 20 April 2004
Author: illegal_alien51

Here I come, knight in shining armour, to rescue you, Firewalker!!

I don't see why so many people gave it not only low rating but also very negative reviews. On the other hand, maybe after reading this review many people might think that I am an utterly hopeless... person (but I doubt that I am if I may say so myself ;-)

I virtually love this film! I even baught it on VHS!! So there! ;-D

Yes it is most certainly some kind of Indiana Jones story, but hey?! How many of you out there who love the I.J. movies do not think that there are far too little such movies ever made, the true adventure stories in an undiscovered world! Next thing is that this movie is certainly not trying to be better than I.J. because it is quite clear it can never be, but what it does is open its own realm so it can co-exist with whatever you want to compare it to.

Anyway, I think Norris acting is rather bad and clumsy. He plays like a frozen brick (unless its in the fighting scenes). Louie... I think he gives the movie what it deserves. But what I just did is something you shouldn't really do with this movie - look at each actor at a time. Because both actors form a greater whole than what they individually could create! They are a real acting team in some way, both are somewhat lost in the world, they don't seem to really belong in that adventure business, they should have rather stayed at home and become park rangers of the smallest parks they could find... but since they didn't: all what they are, do and represent turns into some kind of comical base for the movie. What is comedy? Mostly that you find something in a place where you wouldn't expect it! That is the case with those two dorks out there in the jungle! They don't even know how to fire a pistol but they do it anyway!

This movie is in a way innocent and easy going. It is not so much about having a mission and being unbeatable and hard as iron on your way to your goal. It is rather about not being sure how, but going there anyway without even really being prepared for it so to speak.

No, for gods sake, don't take it seriously, just turn off your sensors and let it fill your brain with all the nonsense, the many very nice humourous scenes, the sometimes flat but charming dialog, the playfulness and the situations where the heroes are in trouble but where you know they're gonna make it eventho they are a bit stupid but they manage anyway because they just hang on and have a bit of luck (which they definatly need).

This is a very easy going, fun and entertaining movie. Rip-off or not, it has it's very own style, pace, and most certainly a LOTTTT of charm!

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