History Film / Hellfighters

19th Jul '17 1:54:45 AM Tdarcos
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* SmokingIsCool: A scene at the Lomax Oil Company Board of Directors meeting where some of the directors are tapping their cigarettes to drop the ash into cute ash trays that have a tiny oil well moving up and down.
12th Jul '17 1:49:11 PM Tdarcos
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The movie opens with an accident at an oil well which causes it to explode into flames. Buckman's secretary Irene is busy rounding up everyone in the company. Chance is on the company plane with his friend Jack Lomax )Jay Flippen) on the way to the Bahamas for a celebration and gambling for New Years; George arrives by company helicopter, and Joe is called on the radiotelephone in his car. Greg Parker (Jim Hutton), Chance's second in command and known for being a lothario who invites women to the oil fires in order to bed them, has to be tracked down to the hotel room in Mexico city of his current paramour.

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The movie opens with an accident at an oil well which causes it to explode into flames. Buckman's secretary Irene is busy rounding up everyone in the company. Chance is on the company plane with his friend Jack Lomax )Jay (Jay Flippen) on the way to the Bahamas for a celebration and gambling for New Years; George arrives by company helicopter, and Joe is called on the radiotelephone in his car. Greg Parker (Jim Hutton), Chance's second in command and known for being a lothario who invites women to the oil fires in order to bed them, has to be tracked down to the hotel room in Mexico city of his current paramour.
12th Jul '17 1:48:48 PM Tdarcos
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The movie opens with an accident at an oil well which causes it to explode into flames. Buckman's secretary Irene is busy rounding up everyone in the company. Chance is on the company plane with his friend Jack Lomax on the way to the Bahamas for a celebration and gambling for New Years; George arrives by company helicopter, and Joe is called on the radiotelephone in his car. Greg Parker (Jim Hutton), Chance's second in command and known for being a lothario who invites women to the oil fires in order to bed them, has to be tracked down to the hotel room in Mexico city of his current paramour.

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The movie opens with an accident at an oil well which causes it to explode into flames. Buckman's secretary Irene is busy rounding up everyone in the company. Chance is on the company plane with his friend Jack Lomax )Jay Flippen) on the way to the Bahamas for a celebration and gambling for New Years; George arrives by company helicopter, and Joe is called on the radiotelephone in his car. Greg Parker (Jim Hutton), Chance's second in command and known for being a lothario who invites women to the oil fires in order to bed them, has to be tracked down to the hotel room in Mexico city of his current paramour.
18th Jan '17 8:58:54 AM chipveres
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* KillItWithFire: Inverted; they kill the fires by using explosives to blow them up, eviscerating all the oxygen and causing the fire to extinguish itself.

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* KillItWithFire: Inverted; they kill the fires by using explosives to blow them up, eviscerating evacuating all the oxygen and causing the fire to extinguish itself.
25th Jun '16 6:25:41 PM Tdarcos
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* BrakeAngrily: Tish comes back from the fire in Venezuela to Houston to ask her mother (who is terrified of oil fires) to ask Chance to come out to the oil well fire to try and extinguish it, only to slam on the brakes while driving from the airport when her mother tells her Jack Lomax has already asked him. She can't be seen doing this, as it would make Greg look weak, so she then immediately backs up in traffic, as she turns around - almost causing an accident - so she can get back on the next flight to Caracas.
9th May '16 5:16:14 AM Morgenthaler
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Hellfighters is a 1968 movie telling the fictional story of an oil well fire fighting company and their prowess in putting out fires, loosely based on the exploits of Red Adair (who helped assist in the production of the film). Creator/JohnWayne, in what is probably one of his best performances, plays Chance Buckman, the owner of the Houston-based Buckman Company, which puts out oil well fires anywhere in the world.

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Hellfighters [[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/hellfighters_theatrical_poster.png]]

''Hellfighters''
is a 1968 movie telling the fictional story of an oil well fire fighting company and their prowess in putting out fires, loosely based on the exploits of Red Adair (who helped assist in the production of the film). Creator/JohnWayne, in what is probably one of his best performances, plays Chance Buckman, the owner of the Houston-based Buckman Company, which puts out oil well fires anywhere in the world.



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15th Nov '15 10:40:29 PM RushLimborg
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* BelligerentSexualTension: Tish and Greg get pretty testy in their first sequence together. They get over it quickly, though.


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* DeadpanSnarker: Chance, Jack, every member of the team, Chance's secretary, and Tish.
15th Nov '15 10:08:40 PM RushLimborg
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* InnocentlyInsensitive: The reporter in the opening firefight, who causes an accident that injures Chance...and doesn't seem to know when to quit:
--> "Mr. Parker, do you think it's serious?" ''(Gets punched out.)''
31st Jan '15 10:17:40 AM Tdarcos
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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Tish is at an oil fire in Venezuela with Greg when she hears that Chance and Madeline are going to remarry. She hangs up the phone, and sits down, excited, and tells the oilworkers there, "My father is finally going to marry my mother, isn't that great?" One of the men, who has no idea that she means they're getting remarried, says, "That must be very nice." and everyone else there, realizing the guy has completely misunderstood what she meant, break up in laughter.

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* NotWhatItLooksLike: Tish is at an oil fire in Venezuela with Greg when she hears that Chance and Madeline are going to remarry. She hangs up the phone, and sits down, excited, and tells the oilworkers there, "My father is finally going to marry my mother, isn't that great?" One of the men, who has no idea that she means they're getting remarried, says, "That must be very nice." and everyone else there, realizing the guy has completely misunderstood what she meant, break up in laughter.laughter.
* ScrewThisImOutOfHere: When Greg is almost killed during a fire they're fighting, Chance announces he's folding the company to take a position as a director for Lomax Oil, and there's a position for Greg, too. Greg has Tish come join the meeting where he announces he couldn't stand being in a desk job, he'll buy the company, and Tish agrees, even she has money of her own. Chance walks out, saying they can have the company as a wedding present.
26th Jan '15 6:36:38 PM Tdarcos
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The movie is also one of a very tiny number of films of the 1960s where a major character is handicapped, specifically wheelchair-bound.

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The movie is also one of a very tiny number of films of the 1960s where a major character is handicapped, specifically wheelchair-bound.
wheelchair-bound. Jay Flippen, who plays Jack Lomax, was actually handicapped in real life.
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