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Firewalker (1986)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Max Donigan
... Leo Porter
... Patricia Goodwin
... Tall Eagle
... El Coyote
... Corky Taylor
... Boggs
... Chinese Man / The General
... Indian Girl
Álvaro Carcaño ... Willie
John Hazelwood ... Tubbs
José Escandón ... Co-Pilot
Mario Arévalo ... Guerilla Leader
Juan Jaramillo ... Tough Guerilla
... Big Man (as Miguel Fuentes)
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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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A pair of down-and-out fortune hunters cash in on high adventure!


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21 November 1986 (USA)  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,834,302
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John Rhys-Davies appeared in another action comedy adventure flick about treasure hunters from The Cannon Group, Inc., King Solomon's Mines (1985). See more »

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Volkswagon Beetles float. When driven into the water, their Beetle began sinking immediately. See more »

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Max: I never realized what a spunky devil you are.
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Lets look for treasure!
5 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Max Donigan and his partner Leo Porter are two soldiers of fortune. Leo is thinking of calling it quits, but when a young lady, Patricia comes by with a map and asks for their help of finding a lost treasure. They take up the task with adventurous results and must face El Coyote, a descendant of Indian priests.

What a team! Chuck Norris, Lou Gossett and Melody Anderson gave this buddy flick much-added spark with their cheerful banter and charismatic persona. "Firewalker" does go for that "Raiders of the Lost Ark" appeal, but only in small doses and in a very cheap foray. The comic book premise is outrageously silly and pure corn, but it's an eventful ride with spontaneous actions making it unpredictable and the mockery was a nice touch. It even walks a fine line between the supernatural / superstitious elements. There's not doubt it's quite childish, far-fetched and it might not be a successful blend, but director J Lee Thompson makes great use of the fiery performances, easy-going script (even though it will make you roll your eyes for most part) and stunning locations, which kept me involved. It took a while before Norris released those infamous skills he bestows, but when in the flow. Watch the damage occur! As Norris is on the job. Gossett chips in with nice array of wisecracks and the two formed a great, side-splitting and believable team. Anderson simply radiates in her quirky role. Sonny Landham makes one hammy villain with a hokey evil laugh. At best these are cartoonish characters with a lot of charm and a growing appeal.

It maybe wasn't as fun as I remembered it to be when I saw it ages ago, but it's a enjoyably lightweight and unpretentious romp with Norris kicking in with his slow motion jump kicks. Oh yeah!


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