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Oil (1977)

Cuibul salamandrelor (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | February 1977 (Romania)
At an oilfield in the Sahara Desert, a massive derrick blaze is tackled by a team of Romanian oil well firefighters aided by an American specialist but hired saboteurs with ulterior motives imperil the scene.

Director:

Mircea Dragan

Writer:

Ioan Grigorescu
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Whitman ... John Carter
Woody Strode ... Ben
Tony Kendall ... Tony
Gheorghe Dinica ... George (as George Dinica)
Jean Constantin Jean Constantin ... Jean
William Berger ... Bill Mann
Radu Beligan Radu Beligan ... Prof. Luca
Florin Piersic ... Dan
Gordon Mitchell ... Burt
Roberto Messina Roberto Messina ... Fred
Valentin Platareanu ... Ionescu
Paola Senatore ... Diana Astor
Ray Milland ... The Boss
Mircea Diaconu ... Gregory
Mihail Vasile Boghita Mihail Vasile Boghita ... Michael (as Mihai Vasile Boghita)
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When a huge fire erupts at an oil field in the wilds of the Sahara Desert, an American who specializes in fighting oil-field fires and his team are called in to put it out. As the fire rages out of control, the expert finds that he not only has to battle the fire but greed and political corruption as well. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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seven men against the fire of the century! See more »

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Action | Adventure

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Follows The Poseidon Explosion (1973) See more »

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Let's weigh the pros and cons, shall we?
29 August 2003 | by madsagittarianSee all my reviews

REASONS NOT TO WATCH THIS MOVIE:

1) Ray Milland looks even more embarrassed here than in THE THING WITH TWO HEADS.

2) The captain of this hard-working team of oil firefighters puts a ban on anyone smoking while battling one particular blaze, then asks for a cigarette.

3) The American actors are all dubbed.

4) The cinematography here is as muddy, murky and (un)stomachable as a McDonald's coffee.

5) For a movie about people with such a unique and dangerous line of work, this is about as exciting as watching a houseplant grow.

REASONS TO WATCH THIS MOVIE: ...well, if you're THAT much of a bad movie lover...


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Country:

Romania | Italy

Language:

Romanian | Italian

Release Date:

February 1977 (Romania) See more »

Also Known As:

The Billion Dollar Fire See more »

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Budget:

ROL5,312,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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