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Film Similar to Wages of Fear
« on: July 19, 2019, 05:39:29 pm »
I have vaugue recollections from my childhood of watching a film with trucks loaded with Nitroglycerin being driven other mountain roads to a remote village.

I never knew the name of the film, and my parents, who presumably watched it as well have no idea.

Recently I came across Wages of Fear, but having watched it I know it is not the film I saw as a child, although the premise is very similar & it would have been about the same era.

Any guesses what the film I saw may have been?

Re: Film Similar to Wages of Fear
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2019, 05:58:34 pm »
The William Friedkin-directed 'Sorceror' was based on the same novel as 'Wages of Fear', but was produced in the 1970s.

'Violent Road' was a remake later in the 1950s, but with a cargo of hypergolic rocket fuel rather than nitroglycerin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorcerer_(film)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violent_Road


Edited to fix broken link (it's weird how the closing parenthesis in a Wikipedia link won't be recognised).
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Re: Film Similar to Wages of Fear
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 08:39:27 pm »
It will be Sorceror.  Soundtrack by Tangerine Dream.
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Re: Film Similar to Wages of Fear
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2019, 04:15:02 am »
Friedkin still maintains that it wasn't a huge box office hit because it was released at almost, but not quite, exactly the same time as "Star Wars" ;D
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Re: Film Similar to Wages of Fear
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2019, 10:40:15 pm »
The Sorcerer looks very promising
Now need to locate a copy & relive some childhood memories :)