A group of outcasts from different backgrounds and nationalities are forced by misfortune to work in an oil-drilling operation in South America. When fire breaks out of control, four of the outcasts are given the opportunity to earn enough money to get out by transporting six crates of unstable dynamite through miles of jungle in two ancient trucks.
William Friedkin - Director
Walon Green - Screenplay
William Friedkin - Producer
Dick Bush - Director of Photography
John M. Stephens - Director of Photography
Bud S. Smith - Editing
Tangerine Dream - Music
For sheer cinematic punch, it’s hard to equal the films of William Friedkin. In 1971, THE FRENCH CONNECTION was released to critical acclaim and won five Academy Awards, including for Best Picture and Best Director. Friedkin followed up with 1973’s THE EXORCIST which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Other films include SORCERER, TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A., RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, THE HUNTED, BUG, AND KILLER JOE.