screenshots / Firewalker / 1986 The Cannon Group

This adventure comedy stars Chuck Norris and Louis Gossett Jr. as a pair of inapt treasure hunters.

Directed by J. Lee Thompson, whose previous movies included 1963's Kings of the Sun starring Yul Brenner.

Filmed on location in Mexico, this was the final film role for actor Will Sampson, who was a citizen of the Muscogee Nation.

Other films featuring Will Sampson include 1976's Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson, 1977's The White Buffalo (directed by J. Lee Thompson) and the 1984 TV-movie The Mystic Warrior.

In 1983, Will Sampson founded the "American Indian Registry for the Performing Arts" for Native American actors.

Will Sampson passed in 1987 at the age of 53.