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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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Ernie Bush
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Hank Myers
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Capt. Jim Parr
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Spike Ryerson
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Michelle Forsythe (as Sheila E. Frazier)
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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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Par performance for Richard Roundtree
23 June 2001 | by (Fowler, CA) – See all my reviews

Richard Roundtree gives an emotional performance as a dedicated black firefighter who is a fish out of water in an all-white firehouse. His character does not beat around the bush when it comes to confronting his co-workers about the race issue. If you like Richard Roundtree, you will enjoy this film.


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