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Plot: The adventures of oil well fire specialist Chance Buckman (based on real-life Red Adair), who extinguishes massive fires in oil fields around the world. Runtime: 121 mins Release Date: 26 Nov 1968
Not the original Armageddon. So far above it! (by timruf53223)
I read the review of this movie and was astounded to find someone felt this was the original Armageddon movie. While there is one similarity, in that they both involved the so named "Hell Fighters", the other movie is a cheap knock off of some idea to put these guys in space.This movie was so far above the Bruce Willis movie. If you are able to watch this movie and not feel the heat of the job you are not watching close enough. John Wayne and fact the whole cast play this movie with such a realistic feel you can't help but get into. No cut on Mr. Willis, but that was such a <more>
fluffy, far-fetched movie, you could not really believe it for a moment.Watch this movie if you want to see the lives of people who truly live on the edge of danger.
Being that I am a Jim Hutton fanatic, I really loved this movie. Great chemistry between John Wayne & Jim Hutton. I enjoyed watching them both in the Green Berets & also this movie....Watch it & enjoy!
one of my favorite movies (by kimorent)
I saw this movie when I was very young. Being a John Wayne fan I never missed any of his movies but this one was special because after this movie I became a Jim Hutton fan as well. I really enjoyed watching him perform. Because of the two of them this is definitely one of my favorites and I do own it. As an action film I was on the edge of my seat. For its time I thought the special effects and the realness was definitely there. Jim Hutton had a likability like no one else. I thought the film was well done and an incredible story that needed to be told. For anyone that is a fan I would <more>
Loosely based on the exploits of Red Adair, Hellfighters is a perfect vehicle for John Wayne. The characterizations are a bit overstated, but this was standard for the era, so I allow for that. And who could have picked a more appropriate love interest for the Duke than Vera Miles as a San Francisco Department Store heiress.I thought Jim Hutton and Katherine Ross made a good offsetting couple to JW & VM and Bruce Cabot, a long-time associate of Wayne's, an excellent comic element.I think the thing that sold it for me was the reality of the fire scenes which I just marveled at until I <more>
saw that Red Adair was a technical adviser on the film. That and the knowledge that Wayne was all for reality as much as possible really made me a watch it anytime fan of this picture.If one takes into account the decade in which the picture was made, it can be and is, for me at least, a very enjoyable film. I highly recommend it!
Wayne plays Chance Buckman in the mold or spirit of Red Adair (by nealmassey)
This is a very entertaining film ... co-staring Jim Hutton, Katherine Ross & Vera Miles. Some of the acting of Hutton & Ross may have been less than one would expect. But the film should be seen keeping mind that this was years before the disaster films of the early seventies like The Poseidon Adventure & The Towering Inferno. It is a fun watch as Buckman's crew travels the world putting out oil well fires while kindling a few fires of their own in the local women. It is fun to watch many of the fire-fighting scenes today and wonder how they pulled this off thirty years ago. <more>
It is very John Wayne as can be seen as some of his regulars turn up here, such as Bruce Cabot, Edward Faulkner who were part of his stable. Watch it and enjoy.
Despite or maybe because of the simple plot and even simpler characters, this film remains one of my favorites from the 1960's. John Wayne is utterly believable as both a crusty oil rig firefighter and as a protective father, while Jim Hutton, a fine actor who was lost much too young to liver cancer, is at his supporting-role best as an apprentice firefighter and romantic interest for Wayne's daughter.At many points this film is more documentary than fiction, a fact that only adds to the film's entertainment value. For example, I wonder how many first-time viewers are aware that <more>
oil rig fires are extinguished with dynamite? It's extremely dangerous work, and very interesting to watch.
John Wayne portrays a modern-day hero. (by scootwhoman)
When I first saw "Hellfighters" I was only about 13 years old. The movie certainly captivated me, in part because it seemed so realistic. Also, the slogan of the Buckman Company really appealed to me. "Around the world, around the clock." This was a story about someone who really went the distance to help people.This movie was so visually stunning that Popular Mechanics ran a cover story on the special effects, describing how a mixture of propane and diesel oil was used to make the fires, which were fed by underground pipes. It also explained that Red Adair really did use <more>
explosives to put out oil well fires, which many people found hard to believe.This was a highly believable, present day performance by John Wayne, which is somewhat special in and of itself. There was only one brawl, which was all good fun, and we even get to see Mr. Wayne get a face full of what looks kind of like oil. It was dyed water. There is no heavy, moralistic message to this film, a minimum of flag waving, and watching it is just plain fun.
My ex-husband was a huge John Wayne fan and had me watch every JW movie over and over. This was my favorite. The acting and script are not the point of watching this movie. The attitudes, clothes especially the women's , and the sets are Soooo Sixties. My favorite thing is the "window" in the office. If you look closely you can see it isn't a window at all, it is a miniature of a highway like a miniature railroad , but it is supposed to look like the view out the "window". I'm sure that was state-of-the-art in the late 60's. Katherine Ross is fabulous and <more>
wears the best clothes. Jim Hutton is quite handsome. John Wayne acts like....John Wayne. If you're a JW fan you'll recognize most of the cast. Great fun!!!!
OK, so John Wayne made films the way Ford made Model T cars, but I love the Hellfighters. I remember first seeing it when I was in short trousers. The silver heat suits, flames and red vehicles caught my imagination and I decided that I wanted a career in the oil industry. I worked downstream in an oil refinery and helped get the Liverpool Bay oil and gas field development online. I love the childish punch-ups, the stilted dialogue and cheesy acting. But most of all I like the simple entertainment that I got out of this film the first time I watched it and still do now. Watching this film <more>
along with True Grit makes you realise why John Wayne was such a cultural icon. Don't try analyse it or admire it in a post-modern ironic way. Just sit back relax and enjoyNote: Red Adair helped with the fire sequences to make it look right, but the story itself is pure fiction