The Wages of Fear (1953) Poster


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Version of 

Violent Road (1958)
Sorcerer (1977)

Remade as 

Sorcerer (1977)
The Wages of Fear
This is a remake.


Citizen Kane (1941)
Human strengths, dilemmas, sufferings and vanities.

Referenced in 

Experts on the Football Field (1956)
Poster on the wall
Hell Drivers (1957)
Truck drivers driving dangerous loads
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
Ambulance drivers in the North African desert in world war two face similar perils
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Similar opening scenes. Bugs strung together by children.
Mas tapan ki alloi pou tin eixan pio megali (1987) (Video)
A character makes a reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "It's 'The Wages of Fear.'"
Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
The film is advertised in Paul House's theatre.
Speed (1994)
Action thriller about a vehicle that may explode if it is not driven in a certain way
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (1999) (TV Episode)
"It's the Arkansas remake of 'Wages of Fear'!"
Relic Hunter: Wages of Sydney (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference to the English title 'The Wages of Fear' (also sometimes used for William Friedkin's 1977 re-make, Sorcerer). Also, both plots revolve around explosives.
Star Trek: Enterprise: Vox Sola (2002) (TV Episode)
The film is scheduled to be shown on movie night.
Sweat (2002)
Final Cut: The Making and Unmaking of Heaven's Gate (2004)
Mentioned as the original version of Sorcerer
Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno (2009)
mentioned in documentary.
Falling Skies: Eight Hours (2011) (TV Episode)
Pope mentions "The Wages of Fear".
Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Rich Hall as an example of a European road film.
Dunkirk (2017)
Acknowledged by Christopher Nolan as a key influence.

Featured in 

Montand à la rencontre de Pagnol (1986) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997)
footage included

Spoofed in 

Ratataa eller The Staffan Stolle Story (1956)
The saloon in the tropics
The Telegoons: The Fear of Wages (1963) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in BBC radio comedy The Goon Show as The Fear of Wages (1956 episode), about soldiers delivering a truck load of nitroglycerin and another of Japanese sake. Inevitably the two are mixed up. One of a small number of episodes remade as the Telegoons puppet show, in 1963.
Son of Rambow (2007)
Frenchman driving a truck on a life-or-death mission, cigarette in mouth, gets comrade drenched head to foot in black oil.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
One of Earl and Greg's movies ("Wages for Beer")

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