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Hellfighters

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1969
  • Andrew V McLaglen
  • 115 mins
  • PG

Summary

Adventure starring John Wayne, Katharine Ross and Jim Hutton. Oil-fire troubleshooters Chance Buckman and Greg Parker have as much drama in their private lives as they do in their hazardous work, particularly when Buckman's daughter marries Parker.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

In this old-style action movie, John Wayne douses oilfield fires while trying to dampen the passion his daughter (Katharine Ross) feels for his young partner (Jim Hutton). Based on the exploits of firefighter Red Adair, the film's technical adviser, it would have suited Howard Hawks; sadly, Andrew V McLaglen's effort hardly sets the world alight with its perfunctory action and tacked-on romance. Vera Miles, who was Wayne's love interest in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, here plays his ex-wife, while buffs will spot the similarities between this and the 1998 asteroid epic, Armageddon.

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Credits

Cast

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Chance BuckmanJohn Wayne
Tish BuckmanKatharine Ross
Greg ParkerJim Hutton
Madelyn BuckmanVera Miles
Jack LomaxJay C Flippen
Joe HornBruce Cabot
George HarrisEdward Faulkner
Irene FosterBarbara Stuart
Colonel ValdezEdmund Hashim
Amal BokruValentin de Vargas
Madame LooFrances Fong
General LopezAlberto Morin
Harry YorkAlan Caillou

Crew

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DirectorAndrew V McLaglen

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Released on
1968-12-26
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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