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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

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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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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

This film premiered in U.S. theaters on January 9th, 1998, three days after Howie Long's 38th birthday. See more »

Goofs

Jennifer tells Jessie that she is a former US Marine Corps medic - in actuality the Marines have no medical personnel and rely upon the Navy to provide medical corpsmen. See more »

Quotes

Packer: You ignorant son of a bitch! Why the hell were you shooting at him for? He was holding me up! You shot me in the arm, you psycho motherfucker! Cut me down, you selfish asshole, right now!
Randall Alexander Shaye: With pleasure!
[shoots Packer]
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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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