Theatrical poster for Sorcerer

Runtime

2h 1m

Release Date

June 24 1977

Director

William Friedkin

Cast

Roy Scheider
Bruno Cremer
Francisco Rabal
Amidou
Ramon Bieri

Synopsis

William Friedkin’s visually stunning film follows small-time crook Roy Scheider from Brooklyn to the sweltering South American jungles, where he lands a job hauling nitroglycerine with hard-luck losers Bruno Cremer and Francisco Rabal. Rather than simply remake Henri-Georges Clouzot’s famed WAGES OF FEAR, Friedkin re-imagined the story as a bleak, cosmic vision of man vs. nature, climaxing in the mind-bending image of Scheider and crew literally pushing a loaded truck across a spindly rope bridge.

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