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Firestorm (1998)

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Cast

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Howie Long ...
Jesse
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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
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Loomis
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Wilkins (as Benjamin Ratner)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Tormenta de fuego  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$8,041,665 (USA) (6 February 1998)
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Trivia

The film was originally set up at the now defunct Savoy Pictures. When Savoy had the project, the film was going to be more epic in scale, with comprehensive visual and computer effects. Savoy even offered Sylvester Stallone $20 million to star, which he accepted. However, the studio went bust before the film was made. Twentieth Century Fox picked up the script from "turnaround" and fashioned it into a more intimate, smaller budgeted movie as they were looking to only spend $30 million dollars on the picture. 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

Jesse: Fire moves uphill. You do know that, don't you?
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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.48 (2015) 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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put this fire out
14 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

Hokey, instantly forgettable action movie which seems to be trying to cash in on moviegoers fascination with disaster flicks. A hardened convict escapes from prison with a group of assorted others and sets out to recover a stash of money with a blazing forest fire as his cover. What begins as the perfect plan quickly goes awry when he's pursued by a resilient and resourceful smoke jumper (Long) determined to thwart him. Another one of those movies that takes a force of nature and drives it into the ground with thin characters, silly dialogue, and routine writing. Not a single fresh or innovative idea in the entire picture, or a single plot twist that you won't be one step ahead of. *


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