The Wages of Fear

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"Dynamic Tremendous Shattering"
  • NR
  • 1953
  • 2 hr 28 min
  • 8.1  (58,019)
  • 85

Living in an isolated Mexican town run by Big Oil, Mario is stuck--surrounded by desert and scraping for cash. Fate has humbled his circumstances, but Mario's still a cocky young Sicilian. Then word arrives that an oil well has caught fire. The boss needs strong, brave men to extinguish the flames. It's great money--yet people are reluctant to take the job. Maybe it's the catch: they'll be driving huge trucks along a badly-maintained mountain road with sheer drop-offs. Maybe it's the other catch: the trucks will be loaded with nitroglycerin. Yves Montand plays the lead in this classic existential thriller.

The Wages of Fear
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Living in an isolated Mexican town run by Big Oil, Mario is stuck--surrounded by desert and scraping for cash. Fate has humbled his circumstances, but Mario's still a cocky young Sicilian. Then word arrives that an oil well has caught fire. The boss needs strong, brave men to extinguish the flames. It's great money--yet people are reluctant to take the job. Maybe it's the catch: they'll be driving huge trucks along a badly-maintained mountain road with sheer drop-offs. Maybe it's the other catch: the trucks will be loaded with nitroglycerin. Yves Montand plays the lead in this classic existential thriller.

The Wages of Fear is a 1953 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 28 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.1 and a MetaScore of 85.

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  • Release Date
    1953
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    2 hr 28 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (58,019)
  • Metascore
    85