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Putting the oil fire out in Sorcerer

I knew the analogy already, but I had to use Wikipedia to properly define it. In essence it's like blowing out a candle. You blow the flame far enough away it can't re-ignite the source. From ...
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Why does Nilo make the dangerous truck trip to the burning oil field?

A possible answer occurred to me: Nilo was supposed to kill Jackie Scanlon (played by Roy Scheider) -- remember, Carlo Ricci was told by his men that the job "would have to be done by someone outside"...
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