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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Howie Long ...
Jesse
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Wynt
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Jennifer
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Monica
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Pete
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Cowboy
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Andy
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Packer
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Karge
Tom McBeath ...
Loomis
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Wilkins
Jonathon Young ...
Sherman
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Tina's Mom
Robyn Driscoll ...
Tina's Dad
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Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to recover $37,000,000 in stashed loot. Written by Anonymous

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Fight fire with fire.

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Thriller | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Ates firtinasi  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

DEM 70,511 (Germany) (5 June 1998)

Gross:

DEM 70,511 (Germany) (5 June 1998)
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Trivia

Fox chose Howie Long for the lead after several key executives were pleased with his performance in the studio's 1996 action film Broken Arrow. See more »

Goofs

Jesse throws the chainsaw at the car with the chain running. Safeties on the saw would not allow the chain to continue to run without an operator holding it. See more »

Quotes

Randall Alexander Shaye: Hey smoke jumper... you still alive?
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Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Cat People (Putting Out the Fire)
Written by Giorgio Moroder / David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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Not bad, but not the best
12 August 1999 | by (Allentown, PA) – See all my reviews

When I first heard of Firestorm, I thought it was going to be a blast, but it just didn't live up to my expectations. I had to admit, the dialogue was EXTREMELY lousy. Howie Long has to start reading his lines more. He seemed like a damn zombie when it came to his talking parts! But enough about the bad parts. I think this film had a lot of great action sequences, because it all seemed pretty realistic. If he would just work at it, Long would make an excellent action hero. Though he wouldn't make it to the level of Schwarzeneggar and Stallone, he would probably equal to the level with Dolph Lundgren, Wings Hauser, Gary Busey, and Bruce Campbell. Firestorm really reminded me of a lot like Cliffhanger, because they similar plot tones. Let's face it, this film is no Ben-Hur, but if you like action films that don't require a high IQ, Firestorm is your right choice.


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