Wheels of Fire

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Wheels of Fire
Wheels of Fire poster.jpg
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
PHL.jpg Philippines
Directed by Cirio H. Santiago
Release Date 1985
Language English
Studio Premiere Studios
Metro Manila
Main Cast
Character Actor
Trace Gary Watkins
Stinger Laura Banks
Arlie Lynda Wiesmeier
Spike Linda Grovenor
Scourge Joe Mari Avellana
Scag Jack S. Daniels
Robot Don Gordon Bell
Bo Steve Parvin
Hazel Linda Drake
Ambassador Nigel Hogge

Wheels of Fire is the 1985 Philippine-American low budget action erotic movie with a major influation of cult movies Mad Max and The Road Warrior, directed by Cirio H. Santiago. The story takes place at the Post-Apocalyptic world, when lasts endless war between Ownership forces (de-facto new Government) cooperated with True Believers (de-facto sectants) and various crime gangs and outlaws. Arlie, the sister of the main hero named Trace was kiddnapped and brutally raped by the gang, leaded by cruel outlaw, named Scourge. Now, Trace must to rescue her from the bandits. Cooperating with the female mercenary names Stinger, hired to fight against Scourge's gang by unnamed employer, young girl, named Spike, whose grandfather was killed by Scourge's thug, and True Believers soldiers, he started his uneasy mission.

PC Due it's low budget, this movie was filmed in low resolution, so, quality of screenshots is medium.

The following weapons were used in the film Wheels of Fire:




Several characters uses M1911A1s.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
Robot (Don Gordon Bell), second in command in Scourge's gang, covers vith his 1911.
Robot threatens Trace.
Female mercenary named Stinger (Laura Banks) aims her pistol at the Trace.
Another view of the same scene.

Unknown Pistol

Trace (Gary Watkins) hands holstered pistol to Arlie (Lynda Wiesmeier). This gun had never pulled from holster.

Trace with the holstered pistol.
Arlie takes Trace's pistol.


Ruger Blackhawk

Several characters uses Ruger Blackhawks.

Ruger Blackhawk - .44 Magnum. This is the original Flat top Blackhawk, though shooting .44 Magnum hot loads proved painful to users of this revolver, so Ruger eventually beefed up the frame, made it all steel and changed the trigger guard, coining the new modified Blackhawk to be the "Super Blackhawk".
Scourge's Man with the revolver, ticed on his belt.
Another Scourge's Man fires his revolver during the chase.
Scourge's Man tries to use his revolver, while gunned down by Stinger.
Scourge (Joe Mari Avellana) holds his revolver after firing it in air.

Single Action Army

Single Action Armys can be seen in the hands of several characters.

Scag (Jack S. Daniels), another second in command in the Scourge's gang with the revolver in hands.
Scourge's Man fires his revolver during the shotout.
True Believer's soldier with the revolver is gunned down by the Scourge's thugs.


J.C. Higgins Model 20

J.C. Higgins Model 20 can be seen in the hands of one of the Scourge's Men.

J.C. Higgins Model 20 - 12 gauge
Scourge's Man fires his J.C. during the chase.
Scourge's Man charges his J.C.
Scourge's Man fires.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Spike's grandfather (uncredited) fires 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 gauge
Spike's grandfather in ambush.

Unknown Pump Action Shotgun

An unknown Pump Action Shotgun can be briefly seen in the hands of one of the Scourge's Men. Remington 870P is a possible guess.

Remington 870P with Hogue pistol grip - 12 gauge
Scourge's Man at the fire left with the shotgun.

Submachine Guns

SIG MP-310

SIG MP-310 with the folding magazine can be seen used by Trace.

SIG MP-310 submachine gun - 9x19mm Luger / Parabellum.
Trace with his MP.
Trace fires.
Barrel and front sight is seen
View from another side.
Note the foling magazine.


Trace fires PPS-43 at the one moment.

Soviet PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Trace draws his SMG.
Trace aims.
Perfect view from the muzzle.
Trace with the SMG during the night. The grip is seen.
Receiver is seen. It's possibly the same machine gun due the curved magazine.
Magazine is partly seen.

Madsen M50

Several characters uses Madsen M50s.

Madsen M50 - 9x19mm
Stinger charges her Madsen.
Scourge's Man threatens Spike's grandfather.
Scourge's Man at the far right holds a Madsen.


Several Scourge's Men can be seen armed with the PPSh-41s with removed buttstocks.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Scourge's Man holds the PPSh...
...while beeng shot by Spike' grandfather. Note the pistol grip and lack of buttstock.
Scourge's Man at the center holds his PPSh.


M14 Rifle

Several characters uses M14 Rifles.

M14 rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
Trace grabs the M14 from the car.
Stock and barrel is seen.
Trace in ambush.
Good view of the M14's shape.
Spike (Linda Grovenor) runs with the rifle in hands.
Mutt (uncredited) hols the rifle.
Mutt aims.


Several Scourge's Men can be seen with Norinco Type 56 (althought, it's hard to differ it from original AK rifles, but, genuine Soviet weapons are hardly appers in 1985 western low budget movie, while Type 56s were videly availible for the filmmakers).

Norinco Type 56, milled receiver without the under-folding ("pig sticker") bayonet - 7.62x39mm. This is the "sanitized" (M22-code) exportversion made with no factory markings and the selector markings in the latin alphabet (L for full-auto and D for semi-auto).
Scourge's Man at the left holds his gun.
Muzzle is seen.
Close view of the muzzle and front sight.
Another Scourge's Man with the rifle.


M16A1s can be seen in the hands of several characters. Due this movie was filmed on Elisco'sthis guns are most likely Philippine-made Elisco M16A1s.

M16 aka SP1 with an A1 Flash hider, used to emulate the M16A1 during the 1970s and 1980s - 5.56x45mm
Colt M16A1 (5.56x45mm) with M203 40mm grenade launcher
Scourge (Joe Mari Avellana) holds M16A1 with M203 attached.
Scourge's man with the M16A1.
The same man a few seconds later.
True Believers' solders with the M16.
Trace covers with his M16A1.
Trace runs with the M203 attached M16A1.

M16A1 Rifle w/MG42 barrel shroud(mocked up as futuristic rifle)

M16A1 Rifles with MG42 barrel shrouds are mocked up as futuristic rifles that can be seen in the hands of several characters.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm.
MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Trace holds the rifle.
Trace man fires
Scourge's man fires his rifle.
Stinger with the rifle during the final battle.


Several Scourge's Men can be seen with a FN FAL at the film beggining.

FN FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Muzzle and stock is seen.
The same man a few seconds later.

Machine Guns

M60 machine gun

One of the Scourge's Men fires M60 machine gun.

M60 machine gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO
M60 is seen at the center.

Unknown Machine Gun

One of the Scourge's Men fires an unknown machine gun.

Unknown machine gunis seen mounted on the weacle.


M79 grenade launcher

Several Scourge's Men fires M79 grenade launcher.

M79 grenade launcher - 40x46mm
Scourge's Man readies his M79...
...and fires it.
Another Scourge's Man fires his M79 at the True Believer's car.

M9 Bazooka

Several Scourge's Men fires M9 Bazookas.

M9 Bazooka - 2.36 inch
Scourge's Man fires.
The Super Bazooka shoulder stock appears to be installed backwards.
Close Up

M203 grenade launcher

M203 grenade launchers is seen mounted on the several M16A1s.

Colt M16A1 (5.56x45mm) with M203 40mm grenade launcher
Scourge (Joe Mari Avellana) holds M16A1 with M203 attached.
Trace runs with the M203 attached M16A1.


M1 Mortar

Several Scourge's Men fires M1 Mortars.

M1 Mortar - 81mm
Close view of the mazzle.
M1 fires.

12-inch M1890M1 mortar

Several 12-inch M1890M1 mortars can be seen in Scourge's base. Actualy, this scene was filmed in the Battery Way, located on the island of Corregidor, Philippines. Currently this is a museum.

12-inch mortar.
Mortars is seen at the left.
Mortars is seen
Scourge's men stay near mortars.
Wheels is seen.
Good view of the mortars.


Model 39 Eihandgranate

Stinger (Laura Banks) carry Model 39 Eihandgranate.

The Model 39 Eihandgranate hand grenade
Stinger (center, left) with the grenade on the belt.



Trace uses a M9A1-7 Flamethrower.

M9A1-7 Flamethrower
M9A1-7 is seen at the left.
Trace burns the Scourge's Men.

105 mm M2A1

The Ownership's army uses 105 mm M2A1 at the film climax.

Good view of the M2A1s.


The Ownership's army uses FMC LVT-P5.

Good view of the FMC.

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