Much like the now legendary teaming of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, Chuck Norris and Louis Gossett Jr. are paired up as fortune hunters in this zany buddy romp! What else is there to say really?
After the success of Steven Speilberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), the studio’s were scrambling to find the next actioneer (ie Romancing the Stone 1984). That’s where Firewalker (not to be mistaken for a David Lynch film) comes in! Chuck Norris stars as the swashbuckling Max Donigan. Through his charisma he’s able to exchange witty barbs with his sidekick, Leo Porter, get the girl, the lost golden idol of something or another AND kill a surviving race of ancient Aztec people thought to have been long since extinct!
Laughter abounds in this action/adventure genre film! I myself, had the good fortune to see this in a packed theater with just the right audience for such an event!
Of interest, it’s my understanding that the now defunct Cannon Films is the production company behind this film. Cannon’s library ranged from American Ninja and Death Wish 3 to Cobra and Missing in Action (along with so many other films). It is also my understanding that a majority of these films are now owned by MGM.