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Fire, Ice & Dynamite (1990)

Feuer, Eis & Dynamit (original title)
A tycoon's children and creditors compete for his money in an athletic contest.

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Sir George
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Dudley Winslow
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Stefan
Jochen Schweizer ...
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Sir George fakes his own death so that his estate will go to the winners of the "Megathon", a pseudo-Olympics event. His three step-children are forced to compete in a variety of winter-type sports against top athletes representing other companies George owed debts to, so that they can gain their inheritance. Written by crow_steve@hotmail.com

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The greatest race on earth for the richest prize in history. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sport

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18 October 1990 (Germany)  »

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DEM 21,500,000 (estimated)
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Mariel Hemingway and Dennis Conner make cameo appearances in the film. See more »

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When Victor is activating the detonators for the para-gliders of the Guru's team, he is holding the remote control right before his belly, but in the next shot, he's holding it away from his body on the left side. See more »

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Follows Fire and Ice (1986) See more »

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Eye to Eye
Performed by Roger Chapman
Written by Brian Reeves and David Darling
Produced by Harold Faltermeyer and Brian Reeves
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The Not Even Remotely Great Race
30 June 2008 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Fire, Ice and Dynamite proves that just because Willy Bognor shot the extraordinary ski-chase sequences in OHMSS it doesn't mean he can direct a stunt-filled comedy. Part of that long line of Great Race and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines-inspired would-be spectacles that stretches from Monte Carlo or Bust to The Cannonball Run films, its pretty much the bottom of the barrel and lacks even a star cast to keep you interested (unless you count Siegfried Rauch, Bob Goody or one-shot cameos from the likes of Nikki Lauder, Tatjana Patiz, a p***ed-off looking Jennifer Rush and a confused looking Buzz Aldrin).

Roger Moore's millionaire philanthropist whose business empire is in trouble starts the ball rolling by faking his death by jumping out of a plane a la Moonraker and setting his creditors against each other in a winner-takes-all extreme sports contest with a $135m prize which he intends his children to win – caustic gay Simon Shepherd, obnoxious singer Connie De Groot and yuppie broker Geoffrey Moore (wonder how he got the part?), a trio of no-hopers who have to learn to pull together and yadda yadda yadda. The dynamite is provided by Karl-Otto Alberty lookalike Uwe Ochsenknecht and Celia Gore-Booth as a pair of would-be Dastardly-und-Muttley siblings determined to either win or take revenge on the family for some barely defined slight in the past. Of course, it's pointless with this kind of film to note that most of the film (especially the ending) makes no sense whatsoever since it's merely an excuse for stunts and extreme sports footage. There's not even anything inherently wrong with that if a film manages to entertain. Unfortunately, while there ARE plenty of stunts, they're never properly showcased or woven into any form of narrative sense. At times they're barely even edited, giving the impression of an assembly of footage in almost random order. Then there's the product placement, which transcends anything seen on the screen before or since. It's not just a matter of posters or product – there's actually an extended five minute sequence where each of the teams' sponsors are given their 30 seconds of screen time while Marjoe Gortner sings the praises of their corporations. When the adverts are more jaw dropping than the action, you know a film just isn't working.


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