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Firepower (1979)

A merc is hired by the F.B.I. 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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1 nomination. See more awards »

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

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. . . when crime and passion mix! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The closing credits declare that this movie was: "Filmed on location in St Lucia, Curacao and Antigua in the Caribbean, and in the United States of America". 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 »

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One of the Greatest Movies Ever Made for 2020
12 December 2020 | by wire_See all my reviews

Some movies take time to come to full fruition. Astounding cast, great photography, ridiculous set pieces, ludicrous awesome dialog, prime '70s fashion, gimmicks galore, made for TV soundtrack. And just so happens to br one of the many but oblique primary references for Austin Powers series. There's no sense in revealing the myriad idioms that make this a gem; see it for yourself and just be aware that even if you get none of it, its rich with references to an America that all too recently was just as this portrays, plus a whole lot more. CLASSIC great fun.


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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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