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Hellfighters [DVD] [1968]

  • SKU: 3549039
  • Release Date: 01/05/1999
  • Rating: G
Andrew McLaglen's fire-fighting action film Hellfighters comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include cast and crew biographies, production notes, and a theatrical trailer. Fans of action films and of John Wayne will certainly want to give this DVD a look.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 18)

    Synopsis


    Hellfighters
    Chance Buckman (John Wayne) heads a team of international trouble shooters who travel around the world to put out oil fires. The dangerous profession has taken a toll on the marriage between Chance and Madelyn (Vera Miles), who leaves when she can no longer endure the stress of saying goodbye and fearing she will never see him again. With his faithful assistant Greg (Jim Hutton), the team is ready at a moments notice to race anywhere to extinguish the flames of oil fires raging out of control. Greg eventually falls for Chance's daughter, Tish (Katherine Ross), who shares her mother's concern over the dangers the men endure. Hellfighters received technical advising from famed oil-well fighter Red Adair and his assistants who provided excellent and credible information for the film and the pyrotechnic team headed by legendary special-effects expert Fred Knoth. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Wayne
      John Wayne - Chance Buckman
    • Katharine Ross
      Katharine Ross - Tish Buckman
    • Jim Hutton
      Jim Hutton - Greg Parker
    • Vera Miles
      Vera Miles - Madelyn Buckman
    • Jay C. Flippen
      Jay C. Flippen - Jack Lomax



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dangerous oil rig fires and John Wayne-can't lose!

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      komenwarrior
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      Action packed adventure showing John Wayne as a hero dealing with oil rig fires and poisonous wells. Has a bit of a love story between him and Vera Miles (Man Who Shot Liberty Valance) and between Jim Hutton (Green Berets) and Katharine Ross. Has the usual John Wayne posse also (Bruce Cabot, J.C. Flippen, and Edward Faulkner)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      JOHN WAYNE AT HIS BEST

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      faceman69
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      I was thrilled when this movie was finally released on dvd/bluray. its a classic film based on a true story that is really compelling and engaging! They don't make them like this anymore! The picture looks great and the sound is much improved over the old vhs version.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The "Duke" doing his thing!

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      cw4andy
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      Along with the Duke, Jim Hutton, Katherine Ross, Jim Hutton, and Vera Miles provide a great story based on Red Adair, the real Hellfighter. It shows you how dangerous such a job can be and how much fun you can have traveling to all the locations.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      We Love John Wayne Movies

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      Printing
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      We love John Wayne movies, but sometimes finding them can be difficult. Fortunately, BestBuy.com makes it easy. They not only have a huge selection of movies, I can order from home and have them delivered to my home.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Non western Wayne

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      Portland
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      This is a good movie about oil firefighters. It has a good cast and a story based on a real life person. There are fires reproduced from real life situations, which make the movie a little more exciting.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Wayne Movie

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      CoastyBm

      Wayne's last years movies were over looked for the most part because of the Hippie movement. I guess honesty, Morals, and Loyalty in Movies were out of style at that time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fire fighting Duke

      Posted
      MoRebel

      A good movie by the Duke. Good action and an interesting view of a virtually unknown topic.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love John wayne

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      Camille
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      It’s a great movie one of his best I bought this for my son he also loves the John Wayne movies

      I would recommend this to a friend


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