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Fires of Kuwait (1992)

After Saddam Hussein had the Kuwait Oil wells lit up, teams from all over the world fought those fires for months. They had to save the oil resources, as well as reduce air pollution. The ... See full summary »

Director:

David Douglas

Star:

Rip Torn
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Rip Torn ... Narrator (voice)
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After Saddam Hussein had the Kuwait Oil wells lit up, teams from all over the world fought those fires for months. They had to save the oil resources, as well as reduce air pollution. The different teams developed different techniques of extinguishing the fires. From TNT-shockwaves blowing out the flames to Tank-mounted twin MIG-jet-engines (from Hungary) blasting away the flames (and nearly lifting the tank into the air), man's emergency creativity can be seen at it's best. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

9 June 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Flammenmeer von Kuwait See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuwait

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IMAX, Black Sun Films See more »
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Color

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1.44 : 1
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The first IMAX film to be nominated for an Oscar (Best Documentary). See more »

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Featured in Tomorrowland (2015) See more »

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Funny, I remember this history a bit different, namely, the USA did most of the work.
9 December 2017 | by wyplmaaSee all my reviews

More BS from the left, obviously the concentration on the "allied" attempts to stop the burning fields is intended to give credit where it is NOT due. The USA did the bulk of the work, mentioning the tank mounted twin Mig engines proves that the left wanted to take away the bulk of the credit from the USA and give it to less deserving nations. Hungary? Give me a break! The left seeks to alter history to fit their twisted view of the world, namely, capitalism=bad, communism/socialism/totalitarian regimes = the public good. If you are a thinking person, it doesn't take long to see through this propaganda. Utter BS, avoid at all costs.


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