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Fire on the Mountain (1981 film)

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Genre  Drama
Network  NBC
Language  English
7.2/10 IMDb

Director  Donald Wrye
Story by  Edward Abbey
Country  United States
Fire on the Mountain (1981 film) movie poster
Writer  Edward Abbey, John Sacret Young
Release date  November 23, 1981
Cast  Buddy Ebsen (John Vogelin), Ron Howard (Lee Mackie), Julie Carmen (Cruza Peralta), Rossie Harris (Billy Starr), Ed Brodow (Maj. Parrell), Michael Conrad (Col. Desalius)
Similar movies  The Confession (1999), Native Son (1986), Blessings (2003), Man - Woman and Child (1983), The Great Man (1956)

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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.

Fire on the mountain official film trailer


  • Buddy Ebsen as John Vogelin
  • Ron Howard as Lee Mackie
  • Julie Carmen as Cruza Peralta
  • Ross Harris as Billy Starr
  • Ed Brodow as Maj. Parrell
  • Michael Conrad as Col. Desalius
  • Gary Graham as Marshal Burr
  • Derrel Maury
  • Xander Berkeley
  • Richard Chaves as Army lieutenant
  • Harvey Vernon as Bartender
  • Will Hare as Hayduke
  • References

    Fire on the Mountain (1981 film) Wikipedia
    Fire on the Mountain (1981 film) IMDb Fire on the Mountain (1981 film)

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