Hellfighters (1969)

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      I spent a summer working in the Alberta Leduc Oil field and I recall that sometimes things happen really fast. With underground shifts incredible pressure can make for scarey conditions above. keeping your head and getting the job done takes a lot of sand and I think that Mr Adair deserves his legend status. As a tribute film I think it was ok, yet there were scenes that could have been better IMO.
      Greetings from North of the 49th
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      its been a while since anyone spoke in here so i hope i can start it back up :)
      IMO i loved this film, maybe because it had duke in it but i thought it was great. i was taped on my tv and i have watched it twice now, and i have to say i love Jim Hutton. he as got to be one of the hottest man Ive seen in a duke movie... besides duke. but i like kathrine ross in this too.
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      Duke's Duchess,

      Any time you watch a Duke movie, you should definitely feel free to post in the dedicated thread with your thoughts on the movie! That's a great way to bring a thread back to the top.

      Mrs. C concurs with your thoughts on Jim Hutton - she has always enjoyed him as well. As to the movie Hellfighters, it's not one I watch too often, but maybe it's time to 'dust it off' and watch it again.

      Chester :newyear:
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      I know this movie has seen alot of critism from others, and personally I have liked every movie the Duke was in. Some I liked better than others maybe, but then the next day i like the one i liked not as well the before i like better and vice versa. I thought hellfighters had a very good story and i felt it was very educational in a broad general way of the oil well fires and there risks and dangers as well as what can be done about them.
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      Does anyone know where the office location was in Houston where they shot the film? I was also wondering which airport in Houston they filmed.

      I was in Houston last week and it got me to wondering.
      Tbone


      "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please."
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      Bill,

      It looked like Hobby to me too. I'm really curious about the office location as the elevated highway seems very distinctive. Any ideas anyone?
      Tbone


      "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please."
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      By the way, I like this film. It may not be a masterpiece, but my dad being involved in the oil industry and me living near the "Oil Capital of the World"; I can relate to it.
      Tbone


      "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please."
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      Tbone wrote:

      Bill,It looked like Hobby to me too. I'm really curious about the office location as the elevated highway seems very distinctive. Any ideas anyone?


      To me, it looks like a miniature - the cars move too evenly and are spaced several car lengths apart. If you're familiar with Houston, the vehicles would be traveling a lot faster or be in gridlock
      Cheers - Jay:beer:
      "Not hardly!!!"
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      That could be true Jay but keep i mind this was filmed in 1969. Less traffic back then.
      Tbone


      "I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends respect me. The others can do whatever the hell they please."
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      alamo221 wrote:

      Yeah I have to doubt they'd go to the extreme of doing miniatures for the scene. Looked like a real office to me.


      When Duke is in his office, they have a backdrop of the window, and the highway beyond!! It is so dreadful, as a model treadmill, all the cars go past the window at the same speed! A red station waggon goes past the window, 15-17 times!!

      In the first post it clarifies this,
      that it was simple special effects!
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England