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Firehouse (1973)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Drama  |  2 January 1973 (USA)
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Tensions arise when a previously all-white firehouse gets its first black fireman.

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Hank Myers
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Capt. Jim Parr
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Michelle Forsythe (as Sheila E. Frazier)
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Oldest Boy
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Bartender
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The first African-American assigned to an all-white firehouse, rookie firefighter Shelly Forsythe must battle both blazes and racism as the fire department hunts for a serial arsonist in 1973 New York. The house's senior firefighter is hostile to Forsythe at first but eventually comes to respect him and is forced to make a dangerous choice between his orders and his duty to a fellow firefighter. Written by alfiehitchie

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Very loosely based on the 1972 Non-fiction book, "Report From Engine Company 82" by retired FDNY firefighter Dennis Smith. Smith sold the rights to the movie for $100,000. A huge sum of money in those days. See more »

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Fair but Fun
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Firehouse (1973)

** (out of 4)

Two black men set an apartment building on fire, which leads to the death of a white firefighter. That firefighter is replaced with a black man (Richard Roundtree), which doesn't set well in an all white firehouse. Like many other made for TV flicks, this one here really just touches the surface of many issues but never really dives deep into them. The film is mildly entertaining at just 72-minutes but God knows there are better films dealing with the race issue. Roundtree is pretty wooden in his role and it's rather strange because we're suppose to feel sympathy for him but at the start of the film he really comes off as one mean SOB.


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