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Sunday, February 20, 2011

TRAILER - Sorcerer (1977)

William Friedkin's remake of the 1953 French classic, Le Salaire de la peur (The Wages of Fear), is a solid adventure film though it flopped at the box office when first released. Roy Scheider plays the leader of a group of outcasts that are forced to drive trucks full of dangerous nitroglycerin through South American jungles to help put out a fire at an oil well. Sorcerer was infamous for its out of control budget and as being the first film Friedkin released after The Exorcist. While not up to his previous efforts, the film does feature some amazing action and suspense scenes and a wonderfully eerie soundtrack by Tangerine Dream. Worth a look.