- Rated: PG
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: November 17, 1998
- Originally Released: 1977
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Snap Case
- Single Side - Single Layer
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
- Subtitles - English (SDH), Spanish, French - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- Text/Photo Galleries:
- Production Notes
- Biographies: Cast
Performers, Cast and Crew:
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.
- 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.