Action / Adventure / Comedy

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IMDb Rating 5 10 4896


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John Rhys-Davies as Corky Taylor
Chuck Norris as Max Donigan
Louis Gossett Jr. as Leo Porter
Sonny Landham as El Coyote
806.17 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 44 min
P/S 1 / 2

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 4 / 10

Fun fights, but the rest is a predictable join-the-dots enterprise

FIREWALKER is a disappointingly pedestrian action-adventure made in the Indiana Jones mould by Cannon. Like other Indiana Jones copies of the mid 1980s including KING SOLOMON'S MINES and ROMANCING THE STONE, I found it a cheesy disappointment, content to emulate rather than doing anything new or fresh. Chuck Norris and Louis Gossett Jr. play a couple of adventurers who come into possession of a treasure map and head south of the border in order to make themselves rich. Unfortunately they find their way hampered by the antics of a larger-than-life bad guy (Predator's Sonny Landham) as well as various low rent thugs who line up to get kicked in the face by Norris. Melody Anderson, of FLASH GORDON fame, is the token female role. This film boasts some fun fight scenes involving Norris's character but bad acting (also from Norris) and generally cheesy join-the-dots style scripting. Despite being a huge fan of the 1980s, I couldn't really get into it.

Reviewed by Wuchak 6 / 10

Low-budget "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in Aztec/Mayan territory

RELEASED IN 1986 and directed by J. Lee Thompson, "Firewalker" concerns two happy-go-lucky fortune hunters (Chuck Norris & Louis Gossett Jr.) who partner with a cute blonde (Melody Anderson) with a treasure map to an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Apache hoard of gold in Central America.

Whether or not you can appreciate this flick depends on if you don't mind low-budget, comic booky Grade B adventures. Right out of the gate it's clear that the soldier-of-fortune buddies don't take grave life-or-death situations seriously, which kills any legitimate sense of realism and suspense. That said, the movie's fun if you can roll with it rather than against it. It's energetic, colorful and genuinely adventurous with lots of action and actors who are obviously having a blast. I've never seen Melody Anderson before, but she's a winsome delight who's easy on the eyes, to say the least. I wish they did more with her, but they do enough.

Towering Native Will Sampson appears as an aged Apache shaman. He was only 51 during filming and surprisingly thin (compared to previous roles), but palpably happy (as opposed to his typical grimness in previous roles). Unfortunately, he would pass away two years later due to complications from heart & lung transplant surgery.

Let me close by saying: While this pales in quality compared to "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981), I'd view it before any of the three sequels because, while it lacks their production polish, it's simply more entertaining IMHO.

THE FILM RUNS 104 minutes and was shot in Mexico. MAIN WRITER: Robert Gosnell.


Reviewed by generationofswine 3 / 10

An Honest Review

I love movies like this, but honestly....this is one of the few that I just can't watch anymore and I really can't understand why. It's not the quality, I've given 10 of 10 to a ton of badly made films just because they were like this.

Movies like this were awesome...huge from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen into the '90s when they started to peter out until, well, until they vanished leaving us with nothing but Super Hero films to fill the void...

...I have nothing against Super Hero films, but I love adventure films too.

I can see where folks would not like it, especially the people that take themselves too seriously. It is stuck in a genera that is at once extremely pulp and kind of serialized. Even if it's not a sequel, you know the story.

The Goonies, Nate and Hayes, Jake Speed, Romancing the Stone, Vibes, Big Trouble in Little China, Young Sherlock Holmes...and of course the crown, the king, the Indiana Jones movies.

They are all close enough to one another to really fit into the same mold. The characters change, the concepts stay the same and....we love it.

Enter the Roguish hero and the damsel in distress in an exotic location to find X marking the MacGuffin, but first they have to work their way through obstacles both natural and man made in the form of a nasty antagonist and a couple of henchmen. Throw in a semi-bumbling sidekick and you have what I like to call "High Adventure." "Firewalker" follows that outline and if you are the kind of individual that is still young enough at heart to love adventure will inevitably like this movie.

If you are the kind of man or woman that takes everything extremely seriously and refuses to play at all, not matter what it is. If you are the type that would use the word "compete" instead of "play" or "game" than you are going to hate this movie.

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