Fire on the Mountain Trailer

Fire on the Mountain Trailer (1981)

23 November 1981 120 mins

Fire on the Mountain is a 1981 made-for-television movie adaptation of the Edward Abbey novel, Fire on the Mountain, directed by Donald Wrye and starring Buddy Ebsen as John Vogelin, Ron Howard as Lee Mackie and Michael Conrad as Col. Desalius. The hero of the movie is Vogelin, a New Mexico rancher whose land adjoins the White Sands Missile Range and is about to be condemned by the United States Air Force to use his land to expand a bombing range. He is the last holdout among the several people whose land the Air Force wants, and he refuses to move. A young land developer, Mackie, is sent to vacate the rancher, but soon he joins in defying the military. Soon it boils down to a battle of wills between Vogelin and the equally bullheaded army officer Colonel Desalius.

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Buddy Ebsen

as John Vogelin

Ron Howard

as Lee Mackie

Julie Carmen

as Cruza Peralta

Rossie Harris

as Billy Starr

Ed Brodow

as Maj. Parrell

Michael Conrad

as Col. Desalius

Gary Graham

as Marshal Burr

International Releases Dates

United States 23 November 1981

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