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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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Jennifer
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Pete
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Packer
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Karge
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Sherman
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Tina's Mom
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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

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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9 January 1998 (USA)  »

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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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Graham Yost was the original scriptwriter but the filmmakers changed his original material so much that he demanded his name be taken off the credits. See more »

Goofs

As the chainsaw pierces the windscreen of the car, a bracket is visible on the tip of the saw. In the next shot it is no longer present. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: Fire moves uphill. You do know that, don't you?
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Better Than Anticipated
13 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is kind of a Class B action film and it stars an ex-pro football player (Howie Long) making his debut in the movies. Because of that, I didn't expect much.

I was surprised. It's actually a good adventure story and Long was capable in his acting. He was aided by three fine actors who usually are interesting in whatever roles they play: Scott Glenn, Suzy Amis and William Forstyhe. Glenn is the best-known of the three but had the least lines in here. Forsythe was good at playing what he does best: the nasty villain.

This movie was also well-filmed with some nice closeup and camera angles. The only complaints were some dopey dialog in spots and a little too much profanity in spots. Otherwise, for a no-name movie starring a rookie actor it was better than I anticipated.


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