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Firewalker (1986)

A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache hoard of gold.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Robert Gosnell (story), Jeffrey M. Rosenbaum (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Álvaro Carcaño ... Willie
John Hazelwood John Hazelwood ... Tubbs
José Escandón José Escandón ... Co-Pilot
Mario Arévalo Mario Arévalo ... Guerilla Leader
Juan Jaramillo Juan Jaramillo ... Tough Guerilla
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Big Man (as Miguel Fuentes)
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Storyline

Max Donigan sets off on a treasure hunt with his friend Leo and newly-acquired partner Patricia, who provided the treasure map. Along the way they encounter a few bar fights, evil "coyotes", and other obstacles they are able to overcome with ease. When they find the temple with the treasure, they also find the Firewalker, who wants to retain the power of his ancestors and put an end to the trio's treasure hunt. In the end, Max and his two friends persevere and return home wealthy. Written by Darryl Schneider <fish2@datanet.ab.ca>

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Taglines:

A pair of down-and-out fortune hunters cash in on high adventure!


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hungarian

Release Date:

21 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le temple d'or See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,130,323, 23 November 1986

Gross USA:

$11,949,484

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,949,484
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Firewalker was the name of Cordell Walker's farher In Walker, Texas Ranger. See more »

Goofs

Max shoots Coyote in the chest, but he is unwounded minutes later. See more »

Quotes

Patricia: What scares you, Max?
Max: Suits, alarm clocks, apartment buildings.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 37 secs by the BBFC for a PG certificate to remove shots of a soldier unzipping his trousers before raping a woman and cuts to head and groin kicks. The cuts were restored to 15-rated video releases. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

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A Roller Coaster Ride For The Whole Family
18 November 2001 | by mot_the_barberSee all my reviews

In addition to being for the entire family, Firewalker is a roller coaster ride that will leave you wanting more. Hold on to your seats, folks, because this movie's actions sequences will leave you breathless. It has it's highs and lows -- it's ups and downs. And at the end, you may not be able to say that you can walk through fire, but at least you'll be able to say that you've seen the firewalker.

And don't take my word for it! The Sixty Second Review called it "Dazzling" and "Action-packed."

Go out and rent it today!


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