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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
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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 (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.

Genres:

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)  »

Also Known As:

Ates firtinasi  »

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Box Office

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Scott Glenn played a firefighter who was also an arsonist in the film Backdraft. See more »

Goofs

Smoke Jumpers do not jump with their tools, these are delivered in separate cargo parachute drops. See more »

Quotes

Jesse: Fire moves uphill. You do know that, don't you?
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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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"...Canadian Firefighters, eh!"
8 August 1999 | by (British Columbia) – See all my reviews

This movie was fun! Plain, simple, stupid fun! If you take it any other way of course it's going to become an awful movie in every aspect.

I think everyone has said their piece about this film but I'd have to say the most notable scene in the entire movie, the one scene that had me laughing my head off, was when the bad guys pretended to be Canadian Fire-fighters. I live in Canada and I'll guarantee we don't talk like that! It was definitely a funny scene, worth renting just for that scene alone! HAHAHA....


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