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Firewalker (1986)

A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache hoard of gold.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Robert Gosnell (story), Jeffrey M. Rosenbaum (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chuck Norris ... Max Donigan
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Leo Porter
Melody Anderson ... Patricia Goodwin
Will Sampson ... Tall Eagle
Sonny Landham ... El Coyote
John Rhys-Davies ... Corky Taylor
Ian Abercrombie ... Boggs
Richard Lee-Sung ... Chinese Man / The General
Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez ... Indian Girl
Álvaro Carcaño ... Willie
John Hazelwood John Hazelwood ... Tubbs
José Escandón José Escandón ... Co-Pilot
Mario Arévalo Mario Arévalo ... Guerilla Leader
Juan Jaramillo Juan Jaramillo ... Tough Guerilla
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ... Big Man (as Miguel Fuentes)
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Storyline

Max Donigan sets off on a treasure hunt with his friend Leo and newly-acquired partner Patricia, who provided the treasure map. Along the way they encounter a few bar fights, evil "coyotes", and other obstacles they are able to overcome with ease. When they find the temple with the treasure, they also find the Firewalker, who wants to retain the power of his ancestors and put an end to the trio's treasure hunt. In the end, Max and his two friends persevere and return home wealthy. Written by Darryl Schneider <fish2@datanet.ab.ca>

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Taglines:

A pair of down-and-out fortune hunters cash in on high adventure!


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hungarian

Release Date:

21 November 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Firewalker See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,130,323, 23 November 1986

Gross USA:

$11,949,484

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,949,484
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Rhys-Davies appeared in another action comedy adventure flick about treasure hunters from The Cannon Group, Inc., King Solomon's Mines (1985) (1985). See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, Coyote's eyepatch switches from one eye to the other. See more »

Quotes

Leo Porter: [Max and Leo are tied down in the desert] Max. I just want you to know... that I blame *you* for this.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 37 secs by the BBFC for a PG certificate to remove shots of a soldier unzipping his trousers before raping a woman and cuts to head and groin kicks. The cuts were restored to 15-rated video releases. See more »

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What are the odds...
6 June 2002 | by witsend64See all my reviews

...of running a Jeep into a huge water-hole in the middle of the desert?I don't know, but Chuck Norris did in this surprisingly funny flick. It seems people either like it or hate it. Granted, it's no classic, but it is funny (not hilarious) and the whole family can watch it together. It has some pretty good gags (like our two heroes dressed up in priestly frocks) and one liners ("You'll still be bald"). It's a good example of efficient 80's film making. Don't expect a bloated CGI filled Speilberg epic. Firewalker is just plain fun.


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