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


Certificate:

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Trivia

The film was one of Cannon's strongest performing movies at the box office in 1986. However it was a relative disappointment compared to other Norris films, earning a little less than $12 million. Cannon Films went into financial receivership soon afterwards. See more »

Goofs

While Patricia is swimming to shore, Max jumps in and starts swimming. The camera pans back to Patricia and you can still see Max's legs sitting on top of the sinking car. See more »

Quotes

Max: Watch he'll say something like "So gentlemen, we meet again".
The General: So gentlemen, we meet again.
Max: I told ya.
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Alternate Versions

West German theatrical version was released uncut with a "Not under 12" rating. However, the VHS release was cut by 1,5 minutes. This version was used for all subsequent VHS and DVD releases. Only in 2014 the uncut version was released on DVD. See more »

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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

User Reviews

 
Spoofing the Stone
13 September 2012 | by ebiros2See all my reviews

In the '80s Golan Globus made many action oriented movies that were entertaining and easy to enjoy. This one is another one of their movies that features Chuck Norris.

These guys sure had the formula down. They were the Asylum of those days, borrowing ideas from other A list movies and making a spoof. The quality of this one is one of the best out of all the movies they've made. There's plot, there's story, and there're the actors.

If not high on seriousness, the movie is high on entertainment value.

World really looked different in the '80s. Things were much more light hearted. I'm not sure if the world we live in today is better than it was back then.

Nice effort on the part of the producers, and the actors did just fine. One of the better Chuck Norris film from the '80s.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hungarian | Spanish

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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