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Release Date:
7 February 1993 (USA) See more »
The true story of one of the greatest natural disasters in American history
Based on the actual events of the 1991 brush fires that swept across Northern California which left countless people without homes. A rookie fire chief who just started his new job must deal with the raging fires. | Add synopsis »
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Jill Clayburgh ... Anneliese Osborn

LeVar Burton ... Fire Chief J. Allan Mather

Keith Coulouris ... Jerry Osbourne
Galyn Görg ... Denise Kukuczka

Keone Young ... Gerald Chong

Jodi Long ... Linda Chong

Frances Lee McCain ... Flo

Richard Yniguez ... Captain Deluna

Michael Gross

Karen Kahn ... Vi Deluna
Abigail Van Alyn ... Angry Woman

Tiffany Loui ... Stephanie Chong
Roger Bearde ... Mayor
Tracy O'Neil Heffernan ... Judy
Sarah Lundy ... Susie
Eva Gholson ... Betty Mather
Dae-Jin Joseph ... Danny Chong
Noona Joseph ... Dana Chong
Peter Anthony Jacobs ... Stan
Ayn Ruymen ... Mavis
Paul Joseph McKenna ... Steve-O
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rico E. Anderson ... Fireman (uncredited)
Jim J. Poslof ... Officer (uncredited)

Ron Severdia ... Volunteer Fireman (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Tuchner 
Writing credits
John McGreevey (written by)

Produced by
Marcy Gross .... executive producer
Gloria Morrison .... producer
Original Music by
Misha Segal 
Cinematography by
Eric Van Haren Noman 
Film Editing by
Andrew Cohen 
Costume Design by
Dorothy Amos 
Art Department
Gilbert Johnson .... set dresser
Sound Department
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
John J. Downey .... special effects assistant
Rocky Capella .... stunt coordinator
Kevin Larson .... stunts
Jeff Mosley .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Gill .... key grip
Kurt Johnson .... gaffer
Kevin Thompson .... best boy electric
Transportation Department
Paul Tumber .... transportation
Other crew
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor
Tracy L. Moody .... additional assistant production coordinator
Debby Shively .... assistant production coordinator
Ellen Wolff .... production coordinator

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104 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The radio transmission from fire command telling the firefighters at the scene of the brush fire about the weather for Sunday was the real radio transmission given that night warning them to put out all the hot spots.See more »


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insiders view, 28 July 2008
Author: hfites from Oakland, California

I have a somewhat different view of this film from most as I have an insider's experience. The film centered on real people on a real street within the fire called Charing Cross Road. I lived on Charing Cross and was one of the last to get out that day. In the movie, for reasons I will never understand, they were very accurate about the name of every street except mine which they fictionalized to "Holly Ridge Road" or something close to that. They also padded really minor details like the size of my neighbors boat. In real life a small row boat in the film a 40 foot yacht. I guess the real story didn't have enough drama in it. Unlike one of the other reviewers I felt the movie was padded out to the full 2 hours. Since the subject was really Charing Cross Road the film should have lasted about 15 minutes which is about the time it took for Charing Cross to become history.

My middle ground rating of the film is based on my love of bad films. This is a bad film but I'm sure that was not their intention. As somebody that went through the fire it's nice to have something like this movie to look at and get a laugh.

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