About

Four men from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.

7.8
30
Directed by

William Friedkin

Written by

Walon Green (Screenplay)
Georges Arnaud (Novel)

Runtime

122 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The only wages worth running for, dying for, killing for, are the wages of fear

Cast

Keywords

bandit criminal existentialism nicaragua oil company dynamite latin america explosive car journey rope bridge transport dangerous mission nitroglycerin

Photos

Lists

#1000 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

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Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Sound