Hellfighters (1968)

In this action-adventure release John Wayne stars as Chance Buckman, a thrill-seeker who accepts a job fighting oil well fires. Vera Miles plays his ex-wife Madelyn, who can't abide by his love of danger.

Rated: G
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Release Date: November 27, 1968
DVD Release Date: January 5, 1999
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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

Our indestructible Duke again has made actionful, if not stirringly meaningful, child's play of exotic disasters.

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TV Guide

The Duke is an oil-fire fighter running around the world putting out blazes.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A slow moving, talkative, badly plotted bore.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A dull adventure tale about macho men who fight oil fires.

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Emanuel Levy

All the ingredients (cliches) of the John Wayne hero are here, from commitment to his job as firefighter to a wife who couldn't accept him to a daughter who affects reconciliation.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Blazingly colorful Duke Wayne actioner.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
This is a very entertaining film. Some of the acting of Jim Hutton & Katharine Ross may have been less than one would expect. But the film should be seen… More
xGary Xx
A lumbering exercise in machismo, this films sees a series of oil fires/explosions tackled by John Wayne in overalls and no plot. Frankly, it's bores in… More