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Firestorm (1998)

R  |   |  Thriller, Action  |  9 January 1998 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Howie Long ...
Jesse
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Wynt
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Jennifer
Christianne Hirt ...
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 (as Benjamin Ratner)
Jonathon Young ...
Sherman
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Tina's Mom
Robyn Driscoll ...
Tina's Dad
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Storyline

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

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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9 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tormenta de fuego  »

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Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,849,308 (USA) (9 January 1998)

Gross:

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

This film premiered in U.S. theaters on January 9th, 1998, three days after Howie Long's 38th birthday. 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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I Don't Want to Change Your Mind
Written by James Kalamasz (uncredited) and Danny Kirsic (uncredited)
Courtesy of Promusic, Inc.
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William Forsythe rocks
2 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

firestorm is a cliffhanger type thriller starring Howie Long as Jesse Graves a heroic fire fighter who is up against a group of escaped convicts led by the Psycotic Randell who has kidnapped a bird watcher played by Suzi Amis and has caused a giant fire that is turning into a firestorm.now Jesse must now save the hostage stop the fire and take care of Randell. firestorm is quite a fun little thriller Howie Long was quite a good hero shame he didn't make anymore action films after this.William Forsythe was absolutely brilliant as the main bad guy Randell William normally plays decent bad guys anyway like in out for justice and stone cold.even Scott Glenn is in it. to end the review firestorm is a well made action thriller a bit clichéd but still cool 7 out of 10.


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