New York Times - 06/25/1977
"...A good little melodrama surrounded by thick pulp....Tough, unsentimental performance[s]..."
In the South American jungle, an oil company's derrick suddenly erupts into flames. In order to bring the fire under control, explosives must be used. Led by a small-time American mobster, a desperate quartet of men volunteers. Re-make of WAGES OF FEAR. Academy Award Nominations: Best Sound.
Four down-and-out criminals, eager to make a living, accept a dangerous assignment: driving trucks of nitroglycerin hundreds of miles over rough terrain.
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Theatrical Release: June 24, 1977.
Remake of Henri Georges Clouzot's "Wages of Fear" (1953).
Additional cast: Amidou, Peter Capell, Karl John and Chico Martinez.