Sorcerer is the 1977 Movie Nobody Saw?

Sorcerer is the 1977 movie nobody saw. After its theatrical run, I remember seeing the previews on HBO. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually got to see it (on VHS and later DVD). It has a scary title, but isn’t scary or about a sorcerer.

Many point to the film’s commercial failure as a result of the movie being released a month after Star Wars. It’s notable for its electronic score by Tangerine Dream, which was the group’s first Hollywood film score and led to their becoming popular soundtrack composers of the ’80s.

Here is a slice of the Tangerine Dream soundtrack with clips from the movie.

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2 thoughts on “Sorcerer is the 1977 Movie Nobody Saw?

  1. I’ve had this for awhile now and have yet to watch it. I know its an American version of the classic film “The Wages of Fear,” but that is all I know about it.

  2. I LOVE this film. It’s fantastic. All grit and machismo, with great performances all around. It was directed by William Friedkin of The Exorcist face.

    Regarding the title:

    The film’s title refers to one of the trucks, which has the name “Sorcerer” painted across the bonnet (the other is named “Lazaro”). There is no supernatural or magical character or event. This caused confusion (and walk-outs) among audiences at the time of the film’s release since Sorcerer was marketed as a follow-up to Friedkin’s wildly successful occult-themed film The Exorcist. Some newspaper ads included a line: “Not a film about the supernatural.”

    I have to admit, I’ve seen the film multiple times, and never noticed the truck’s name. Hence I had no idea what the title meant for years.

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