A rookie firefighter tries to earn the respect of his older brother and other firefighters while taking part in an investigation of a string of arson/murders. This detailed look into the duties and private lives of firemen naturally features widespread pyrotechnics and special effects. Written by
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Engine 17 (80-289/D-374 E8 - rehabbed to E17/51/69) used in the movie was purchased by a private individual and is currently under renovations to restore it back to its luster as E17 after several years of storage. A sister Ward LaFrance/Ranger (80-293/D-378 E49 - rehabbed to E34) was sold to a Fire Department in Pennsylvania and was refurbished into an Engine 17 clone. See more »
During the "you go, we go" sequence, lighting equipment is visible several times See more »
This work features some great, entertaining and witty banter by Kurt Russell, the hot dog firefighter, willing to risk it all for the people of his city. Okay, maybe that was a little overstated, but it's still accurate.
I like this movie at least as well as the first couple of Lethal Weapon movies. When there's action, it's awesome; when there's witty repartee, it's witty; and when there's drama, it's dramatic. The performances here are top notch, and the plot is intriguing, holding your attention throughout.
Hats off to the Cowboys! Ron Howard's direction is inspired, the effects are awesome, and the performances are legendary.
I was nothing, if not entertained.
It rates an 8.8/10 from...
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