This is a
list of the films that I know about that contain scenes of guys wearing
rubber wellington boots or waders/hipboots. I would be happy to
add to it if anyone knows of any other such films. Please email me
Alligator (1980) A film about an baby alligator that gets flushed down the toilet and grows to an enormous size. There are some shots of rubber boot clad men in the sewers searching for the alligator and a piece of tantalising dialogue of a young policeman ordered to search the sewers insisting that he will need a pair of rubber boots for this dirty job.
Spoke (1994) Two wannabee moviemakers in
the Killing (1981)
TV Film with Richard Widmark. When a whale
is discovered in a town’s lagoon, the hero sets out to save its life.
The film contains some rubber booted men.
Backdraft (1991) Starring Kurt Russell and Robert de Niro. A story about firemen, their fights amongst themselves and their loved ones. The film seems tailor made for lovers of rubber hip boots. The boots (and the men) are all big and in full black rubber boots and gear .
The film ems tailor made for lovers of rubber hip boots. The boots (and the men) are all big and in full black rubber boots and gear.
Bayo (1985) A Canadian made film set in the Maritimes and featuring many characters clad in rubber knee boots and rolled down hip boots. One character, Squid, never appears without them. The film also features the “Rubber Boot Song”.
Starring Robert Redford. A film about a
prison governor trying to sort
out corruption in his prison. There is a
scene towards the end with
Buried on Sunday (1992) A Canadian made film about a fishing village which responds to government cutbacks by declaring independence. The gorgeous young star appears in rolled down hip boots while playing mini golf, plus a few other distance shots of boots.
Call of the Wild (2000)
Cannery Row (1982) Starring Nick Nolte & Debra Winger. An offbeat romantic comedy about a pair of mismatched lovers. Quite a few scenes of Nolte in his hip-boots.
Captains Courageous (1937) Starring Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholemew and Mickey Rooney. A famous old film set primarily on a Portuguese fishing vessel. There are lots of shots of rubber clad fishermen and, at that time child star, Freddie Bartholemew in hip boots.
City on Fire (1978) Starring Ava
Fonda and Shelley Winters.
A disaster movie with firemen in rubber hip boots attempting to
the fires. There is one excellent scene
where an injured fireman is lifted by his boot tops onto a stretcher.
Closer You Get (2000) This light comedy conerns the
men of a small Irish village who bemoan the lack of attractive
eligible women in their town and so they put an advert in a Miami
newspaper. Then to the amusement of the local womenfolk they sit
back and await the arrival of their potential brides. Lots
of the men wear rubber boots as they go about their daily affairs.
Day of the Triffids (1962) Starring Howard Keel. There are a few shots of an older man strutting about in a full-length raincoat and knee high rubber boots. Before long he is struck down and killed. His companion hoists him above his shoulder to carry him home and at this point you see quite a good shot of the stiff’s boots.
(1991) A post-apocalyptic surrealist
black comedy about the landlord of an aparment building who creates
cannibalistic meals for his odd tenants.
It contains extended scenes from the sewers where the ‘villains’
dressed in heavy industrial rubber suits, boots and masks.
Sauter la Banque (1964) A French film starring the
comedian Louis de Funés who is shopkeeper who thinks he has been
drefrauded by the Bank and plans to rob it by diggiing a
tunnel. He wears rubber boots when he is digging the tunnel.
(1989) Starring Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd and Sigourney
Weaver. Ths staff of Ghostbusters are at it again and has three
of the team going into the sewers in waders and oilskins and coming out
covered in grunge.
Good Life (in
US Good Neighbours) (1975) A
British sit-com concerning a man and his wife who turn their Surbiton home into a
self-sufficient farm-cum-allotment, growing their own food, keeping
animals and making their own tools and equipment. They
are both in rubber knee boots most of the time.
The Great Escape (1963) Starring Steve Macqueen and Richard Attenborough. Several hundred Allied POWs plan a mass escape from a German POW camp via a tunnel. One character is frequently seen in turned down rubber boots
of Navarone (1961) Starring Gregory Peck,
David Niven, Anthony Quinn and Stanley Baker. A classic
world war film
about a British team sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy
a massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel.
Towards the end there is a long scene where the team is climbing up a
rock face wearing rubber boots.
Hard Rain (1998) Starring Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater. Christian Slater is an armored truck guard who gets robbed by Morgan Freeman. It has police in raingear and rubber boots.
Drivers (1957) Starring
know what you did last summer (1997) Adaptation of Lois Duncan's thriller about four teenagers
trying to cover up a hit-and-run. It has fishermen in rubber
boots and oilskins.
Le Beau Serge (1958)
A French film directed by Claude Chabrol. The film, which
has a gay undercurrent, concerns two friends who meet after many years
absence when one of them returns to his hometown and learns that his
childhood friend - a man he admires - has become an drunk and he
jepordises his own health to save him. The drunk is a truck
driver who is always in rubber boots.
Le Boucher (1970) A
French film directed by Claude Chabrol. Butcher Popaul meets
schoolteacher Helene at a marriage in a small rural French village.
They become friends. But girls are murdered in the area and Helene
finds on the scene the lighter she offered to Popaul. The Butcher
Popaul wears rubber boots throughout the film.
Les Grandes Geules (Jailbirds' Vacation) (1967) A French film starring Bourvil and Lino Ventura. A pleasant leisurely comedy drama about some ex-convicts who are hired by a failing timber sawmill and eventually help the sawmill to survive. The ex-cons wear rubber boots al the time.
Life is a Miracle
(2004). A film directed by Emir Kusturica. A love story set
during the war in Yugoslavia. The main character wears
rubber boots at the end of the film.
The Longest Yard (1974) Starring Burt Reynolds. not to be confused with the remake in 2005. A sadistic prison warden asks a former American football pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards. The second half of the film consists almost entirely of the game of American football but about 20 minutes into the film, convict Burt Reynolds and some of the other prisoners splash about in the mud in knee high rubber boots during which there is also a great scene of Reynolds and one of the other prisoners dumping mud and slime down into each other’s rubber boots.
Masquerade (1988) A
recently orphaned millionairess,
Olivia, really hates her scheming step-father and finds love with a
racing captain. Towards the very end
there is a shot of a fireman with fully extended hip boots.
Mildred Pierce (1945) After her cheating husband leaves her, Mildred Pierce proves she can become independent and successful, but can't win the approval of her spoiled daughter. In the first 5/10 minutes a Californian policeman appears in a real downpour wearing a great rubber coat over a leather police jacket. I can't remember if he wears rubber or leather boots, but he is such a sexy looking number it is almost unimportant.
Nous etions un seul homme (We were one man) (1979) A French film which takes place in 1943 in France. A French farmer who is about to be married finds a wounded German soldier and takes him home to nurse him. The discover a mutual attraction which leads to an intense relationship. Many of the Frenchmen wear rubber boots.
Orca the Killer Whale (1977) Starring Richard Harris and Bo Derek. An epic struggle between a strong and determined fisherman and an equally determined whale. It takes a while but the hip boots finally come out and are worn steadily throughout the final third of the film.
(2000) Starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg. A true life
which a sword-fishing-boat Captain and his crew are caught in a freak
which eventually destroys the boat. The Captain and crew wear rubber
and yellow oilskins for most of the film
Grimes The opera by Benjamin Britten concerning a
rough fisherman and his apprentice. Peter Grimes and other appear
in hipboots and rubber boots from time to time. Various versions
are available on DVD.
of Bright Water
(1969) A cute, cuddly pet shop
captures the heart of Graham Merill. It doesn't take Graham long to
The River (1984) Starring Mel Gibson & Sissy Spacek. A film about two farmers who fight to retain their farm when bankers, real estate agents, and nature itself threaten to destroy their way of life. There are quite a few scenes of Mel Gibson in a full length raincoat and knee high rubber boots battling a raging flood.
Run of the Country (1995) Starring Albert Finney. A film about life in a small Irish market town. It has several shorts of guys in rubber knee boots
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) Starring Albert Finney. The life and loves of a brawling, boisterous factory worker stuck in a dreary industrial city in the English midlands. In one scene Albert Finney is wearing rolled down hip boots at the local fishing hole.
Scarecrow (1973) Starring Al Pacino & Gene Hackman. This buddy picture contains a short sequence with Pacino working at a car wash, clad in awkward rubber boots.
The Secret (1992)
A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in
Spawn of the North (1938) Starring George Raft
& Henry Fonda. A black and white film
shot In the rugged glacial
Drive by Night (1938) Starring Emlyn
Williams and Earnest Thesiger. DO
NOT CONFUSE THIS FILM WITH ANOTHER OF THE
SAME NAME STARRING HUMPHREY BOGART AND GEORGE RAFT MADE IN 1940. This British standard
crime drama which
centres on truck drivers,most of whom
walk around for much of the film in turned down rubber boots, takes a
turn into horror in the final reel.
of the Wolf (2002) Starring Burt Reynolds. An
orphaned boy who lives with his aunt and uncle is very unhappy and
makes friends with a young wolf whose life he has saved.. The boy
is in rubber boots most of the time.
Tobruk (1967) Starring Rock Hudson & George Peppard. A film about the second world war in which a Canadian officer, who is an expert topographer, must negotiate a company of British and German-Jewish commandos through 800 miles of the Sahara to aide a pending amphibious landing against Tobruk's massive fuel storage base. Opening scenes contain several actors clad in skin tight rubber scuba diving gear.
Toys (1992) Starring Robin
Williams and Michael Gambon. A comedy in which a General takes
control of a toy factory and starts to make the toy soldiers into
wearpons of war. There is a scene in the middle of the film
where two soldiers are camping out and one of them is in rubber
hipboots and the other in chest waderrs.
Weeks Notice (2002) Starring Hugh Grant and Sandra
Bullock. A comedy in which Sandra Bullock is a top flight lawyer
and Hugh Grant is her boss who treats her more like a nanny and makes
her do everything for him. There is one scene when they are on a
building site and are both wearing black knee high rubber boots.
This is the only scene that the rubber boots are on full view.
Taxi Mauve (Purple
Taxi) (1977) Starrimg Peter Ustinov, Charlotte
Rampling, Fred Astaire and Phillipe Noiret, The film is about a
group of expatriates who, for one dark reason or another, have
settled in rural Ireland, there to fall in love and then to hurt or be
hurt, by one another. Two of the main characters spend most of
their free time hunting in the Irish countryside. They both
wear rubber boots, and sometimes hipboots, almost all the time.
of the Damned
(1960) Starring George Sanders. In
the small English
Whisky Galore (1948) Starring Basil Radford and Joam Greenwood. A very funny film where Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship. There are some occasional shots of men in rubber knee boots.
down the Wind (1961)
Starring Hayley Mills and Alan Bates. Little
Kathy discovers a man wanted for murder hiding in her family's barn.
her siblings are convinced that he is Jesus and try to hide him from
grown-ups. Most of the cast including
the children wear rubber boots most of the time.
Harry Crumb ? (1989)
Starring John Candy. A comedy about a private detective.
The opening shots of the bad guy are of him just in his rubber boots