A pair of down-and-out fortune hunters cash in on high adventure!
A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache horde of gold.
A pair of adventurers try to track down an ancient Aztec/Mayan/Egyptian/Apache horde of gold.
Martin J. Bram Robert Knudson Robert Glass Bruce Stambler Barney Cabral Gary Mundheim Don Digirolamo Zack Davis Stanley B. Gill Michael D. Wilhoit Chuck Neely Mike Dobie Fred Wasser Larry Carow Mark Hollingsworth
Le Temple d'or
"Splendid! A moment frozen in time. It occurred to me that to leave you gentlemen here in this wretched heat, with nothing to drink, would be a cruel and merciless act. In three hours, your flesh will begin to blister. Two hours later, your tongues will swell. And all that time, you will be holding the liquid of life in your very own hand."
"And you'll still be bald."
The Chuck Norris Temple of Doom buddie film that nobody asked for.
Nobody asked for it, yet I'm asking for more comedic Norris films.
Norris' comedy is just completely awkward, so awkward, it's hilarious.
Firewalker clearly has no ounce of originality, but you can't hate a Cannon film.... alright you can, but this film isn't as bad as the 0% Rotten Tomatoes score says.
I can remember accidentally renting this as a kid when my vague descriptions of a bearded man with a black friend searching for treasure (Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold) hopelessly confused a helpful clerk. It was an honest mistake, as J. Lee Thompson took time out of his busy Charles Bronson schedule to helm two adventure films for Golan Globus. Those films included Richard Chamberlain’s first Allan Quatermain appearance with King Solomon’s Mines, and as much as I wish the second has been Lost City of Gold, instead Chuck Norris is our bearded adventurer.
While they don’t always work, it’s nice to see Norris working outside his usual spin kicking revenge yarn (Top Dog, Sidekicks). The light…
You'd never think that a Cannon Hope-and-Crosby ROAD movie crossed with an INDIANA JONES knockoff would be even a little bit dull but there you go.
It's said that Chuck Norris took one look at the Indiana Jones films and went to Cannon and said he wanted to do something like that, and thus Firewalker was born.
In reality, he probably took one look at King Solomon's Mines and told Cannon he wanted to do something like that, but nobody had the heart to tell him that was a Cannon film as well. Or they were just afraid he'd roundhouse kick them.
Firewalker is still mostly a good laugh. Norris was never cut out for comedy of any kind, he couldn't even deliver a basic one-liner without looking as though he was about to burst…
Schlockmeisters Golan and Globus serve up the fun, fresh and affordable in Firewalker. Top tier trio, Chuck and Lou get super goofy and Melody is her usual adorable self. I like the playful nature of the action and dialogue and the utter ineptitude of the story. The sets are from the local garden centre, which is nice. Unfortunately, the ending is limp and I'm unsure what Sonny Landham's problem is.
An underappreciated gem, nah not quite. But for a cheap and cheerful 80's ripoff adventure romp, tongue stuck firmly in cheek with Norris clearly enjoying himself, its hard to be harsh.
Movies I own but have yet to watch until now #4: Firewalker
Cannon does Indiana Jones and it goes as expected. Chuck Norris and Lou Gossett Jr make for a pretty fun team. Not nearly enough Sonny Landham.
2018 Cult Movie Challenge - Week 15
Chuck Norris Week.
For brief moments within the introduction, Firewalker was looking to be an anomaly. Chuck Norris cracking wise like Harrison Ford to an overconfident villain, paired up with the always dedicated Lou Gosset, Jr. As someone with limited experience with the man who spawned ridiculous facts about himself, taking the approach of some witty adventurer seemed to step away from his stoic action hero schtick. Admittedly, it’s entertaining—for a different reason than intended. Norris’s delivery is still dry enough to make the verbal sparring hit, but the lines themselves are cheap and paced strangely. One gets left sitting in confusion about the intent of placing the joke there. Not to mention…
Before becoming Walker, Texas Ranger Chuck Norris was Firewalker or more specifically Max Donigan in this Indiana Jones adventure style Cannon buddy feature with Louis Gossett Jr. I feel like this is Carlos' worst acting performance I've seen, worse than Sidekicks, worse than Top Dog. Every line he utters I thought to myself "That's the take they went with? How bad could the others have been?" He plays kind of a goofy hero to Louis' straighter man and he shows zero natural ability to time a joke. This is somehow funnier than the lame joke the script originally intended to amuse with. 80's Chuck Norris always wins.
There's a few decent supporting performances by the likes of Will Sampson, John…
This was one of a small handful of movies that my aunt had in her home when I was 7 or 8. It looked like a blast to the little fan of Indiana Jones that I was, and I wanted to watch it so badly. But for whatever reason, it was considered too risque for me. I guess there is some foul language, and an intention of rape that is foiled.
The tone of the movie was far different from what I was expecting. I didn't realize so much of this movie was played for laughs. Like most Golan/Globus productions, it's lacking a certain something that might have allowed it become a breakthrough commercial hit. In this case, the humor…
This Chuck Norris/Louis Gossett, Jr buddy adventure, essentially BROMANCING THE STONE, is harmless enough, but hardly the best of Cannon's INDIANA JONES knockoffs. Director J. Lee Thompson did a much better job with the previous year's fun KING SOLOMON'S MINES. While Norris and Gossett have a nice rapport as hapless fortune hunters, the pace is a little plodding and it's light on action and thrills, with a couple of interludes for Chuck to work in some roundhouse kicks. There's some sporadic attempts at offbeat humor, like Norris' character not being able to swim, but this one just sorta goes through the motions. Also with Melody Anderson, Sonny Landham, John Rhys Davies, and the great Will Sampson, alarmingly gaunt and obviously…
I grew up with this perfectly entertaining cannon film. I loved it then, I love it now. Its flimsy as hell but it's fun. (It has no right to be, but it's my favorite Chuck Norris movie) Melody Anderson is so adorable in this. You get a surprise visit from John Rhys-Davies,(possibly to upsell the raiders vibe) Louis Gossett Jr. lands more jokes than he fails at, Chuck spin kicks people, and Billy from predator does his weird laugh. It's not great but it is enjoyable.
* I wanted more Will Sampson. I always liked that guy.
Max: jeez are the walls that thin?
Patricia: no, your mouth is that big.
I wanted to like this more than I did, but it's just a little too off in every department to push it into basic good fun territory. One actually exciting action setpiece maybe, one convincing moment of characterisation perhaps? Too tall an order I'm afraid. Norris doesn't do as badly as I thought he might, and he actually has decent chemistry with Gosset. Heck, a couple of the jokes even land! Melody Anderson sporadically decides to react to anything that's happening on set, but gives the impression she wasn't even there for some of it. At one point the movie remembers that Chuck's in it, so has him beat up a bar full of nobodies.
In the end it's just the usual disjointed, penny-pinching, get-the-job-done fare we expect from Golan-Globus. Level of care and attention paid? The bad guy's eyepatch moves from eye to eye throughout the film. Not irredeemably awful, but hardly worth your time.
Disparatada historia a lo Indiana Jones pasada por el filtro de la legendaria Cannon y con unos Chuck Norris y Louis Gossett Jr. haciendo el imbecil y poniendo muecas que cargan de cojones. Lo cojonudo es que está dirigida por J.Lee Thompson el pavo de Los cañones de Navarone.
Damn did this movie suck
There is no way anyone in this movie liked each other. One star for a few fun minutes with John Rhys-Davies only.
Firewalker is the story of Max and Leo, longtime friends and adventurers, searching for ancient treasure alongside a woman named Patricia, who has the map but needs assistance with manpower and navigation.
Honestly, after I watched this film, I expected to see at least 20,000 - 40,000 votes on IMDb. But only 5,000 and an average score of 5.2?! Ridiculous!
Now, it is very obvious that they weren't working with a $20mil budget like Raiders of the Lost Ark was working with, but that doesn't mean you should write this movie off as a lost cause without even giving it a chance. What this films lacks in budgetary restrictions it makes up for with good ol' fashion fight sequences, comedy, story, decent acting and great cinematography.
This is a perfectly good film for 80's fans and treasure-hunting-film fiends alike.
Yep. That was exactly what I was expecting, not what I was hoping, but what I was expecting. Come for Louis Gossett Jr. stay for Louis Gossett Jr. enjoy the video game music and laughable script along the way, in fact make note of the cliches as they go by, it’s more fun that way.
When I was about 10 or so, I almost got in a DUST-UP at Burger King with my best friend at the time. This was when BK had come out with the "burger bundles," which were like three little burgers that were fused together (it was a short-lived menu item, I guess America wasn't ready for "sliders" yet). I didn't quite have enough money, and he had given me some of his so I could eat. I ordered two burger bundles and went to go sit down. My buddy didn't understand that I got one for each of us. He assumed I was about to eat both of them myself and immediately got hot about it, saying "Well that's gratitude for you!" Putting the timeline together, I now realize that he definitely took that phrase from this movie. This bad, bad movie.
Did not catch this back when it played on cable TV in the 80s... all them Norris and Canon FIlms movies run into each other.
OK for some Sunday afternoon fodder. Basic stuff pretty much. Chuck gets the white girl and does Karate on baddies... one of which is supposed to be a First Nations fella and when he does magic he literally says "hiya-hiya-hiya-hey!".
Louis G. is the funny side kick.
Melody is the damsel in distress that, in the 80s, was not the damsel in distress because she fights back from her sexual assaults. Still, she gets saved about 30 times. Then she falls for Chuck.
When the baddies are not First Nations they are Mexican or Arab. And one Asian.
So... typical shit we grew up with in the 80s - dime a dozen movies.
Amazon Prime’s algorithm sinks me again. But I did share it with eldest padawan to demonstrate the lane that Cannon Films occupied in my youth: The “we came all the way to the video store and we’re going back with something” lane.
Haven't seen this in yeeeeaaaars but saw it on Amazon Prime and thought it might be fun. It was....kinda. Very Indiana Jones/Romancing the Stone-ish but not as good as either.
Cannon Films’ answer to the Indiana Jones movies. This wasn’t great but it was harmless fun.
Firewalker, I think they meant Steaming Turd Walker.
A fun and campy adventure film in the vein of Indiana Jones or Romancing the Stone by Cannon Films and starring Chuck Norris. There are a bunch of problematic themes in this movie but if you can turn off your brain for a bit, it's worth it if you're someone who likes pulpy adventure films.