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Firepower (1979)

A merc is hired by the FBI to track down a powerful recluse criminal. A woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta.

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Gerald Wilson (screenplay), Bill Kerby (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophia Loren ... Adele Tasca
James Coburn ... Jerry Fanon / Eddie
O.J. Simpson ... Catlett
Eli Wallach ... Sal Hyman
Anthony Franciosa ... Dr. Charles Félix
George Grizzard ... Leo Gelhorn
Vincent Gardenia ... Frank Hull
Fred Stuthman ... Paul Halpin
Richard Caldicot ... Harry Calman
Frank Singuineau Frank Singuineau ... Manley Reckford
George Touliatos ... Karl Stegner
Hank Garrett ... Oscar Bailey
Conrad Roberts ... Lestor Wallace
Billy Barty ... Dominic Carbone
Jake LaMotta ... Nickel Sam
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Storyline

A merc is hired by the FBI to track down a powerful recluse criminal. A woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They'll Blast . . . Bulldoze . . . or Blow-up anyone who stands in their way. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fire Power See more »

Filming Locations:

Key Largo, Florida, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the main movie posters for the film was designed very much in the style of the James Bond film posters of the day. Two characters were wearing tuxedos, and there was a montage of action scenes, including an image of a casino, with a yacht, a helicopter, guns, girls, and exotic locations. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was originally released theatrically in the UK with an uncut 'AA' (15) certificate and later reissued as an 'A' (PG) with cuts to some of the bloodier shootings, shots of men on fire, a wire strangling and a brief shot of a topless woman. The 1986 video was upgraded to a 15 certificate and restored the later cinema edits though 15 secs were cut from a cockfighting scene. See more »


Soundtracks

The Theme from Firepower
Written by Gato Barbieri
Performed by Gato Barbieri
Album 'Euphoria' 1979 A&M records
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Forgettable, muddled thriller.
9 December 2000 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Forgettable time-waster, without purpose or meaning. It proves that even a few wild car chases and large-scale explosions can't sustain a desperately uninteresting and uninvolving story. The large cast is largely underused. (*1/2)


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