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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
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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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Release Date:

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:

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

Veteran parachutist Keith Perepelkin died after his main chute failed during a stunt where he jumped from a helicopter onto " Squamish Chief" in British Columbia, Canada. The stunt was performed in violation of the Canadian filming permit. 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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Featured in HBO First Look: Firestorm (1998) 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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Good for what it was
13 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen worse and of course I've seen better. I enjoyed Backdraft, and I figured this was just Backdraft in the woods. It was just what I expected, a cheesy action movie, with "witty" lines and a totally off the wall villain. William Forsythe is one of my favorite "villain" actors, and he does not disappoint. There's something about him that's really creepy. Favorite line? "Heeeeeeeeeeeeey smokejumpah! You still alive?"

If you're looking for a B movie that has pretty good action scenes and bad dialogue, this is the one for you. The fire scenes were actually quite good too. Great improbable stunts too.

Too bad Howie didn't take his shirt off, I would have given it another star.


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