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Chris Soth (written by)
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Release Date:
9 January 1998 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Fight fire with fire.
Plot:
Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Howie Long ... Jesse

Scott Glenn ... Wynt

William Forsythe ... Shaye

Suzy Amis ... Jennifer

Christianne Hirt ... Monica

Garwin Sanford ... Pete

Sebastian Spence ... Cowboy

Michael Greyeyes ... Andy

Barry Pepper ... Packer

Vladimir Kulich ... Karge
Tom McBeath ... Loomis

Benjamin Ratner ... Wilkins
Jonathon Young ... Sherman

Chilton Crane ... Tina's Mom
Robyn Driscoll ... Tina's Dad
Alexandria Mitchell ... Tina
Terence Kelly ... Lawyer (as Terry Kelly)
David Fredericks ... Guard
Gavin Buhr ... Childs
Danny Wattley ... Moody

Derek Hamilton ... Dwyer

Adrien Dorval ... Belcher (as Adrian Dorval)

Johnny Cuthbert ... Davis (as Jon Cuthbert)
Sean Campbell ... Deputy
Deryl Hayes ... Sheriff Garrett
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gina Mari ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Dean Semler 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Chris Soth (written by)

Produced by
Thomas M. Hammel .... producer
Jeph Loeb .... producer (as Joseph Loeb III)
Doug Metzger .... co-producer (as Douglas C. Metzger)
Louise Rosner .... executive producer
Matthew Weisman .... producer
 
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen F. Windon (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Hofstra 
 
Casting by
Allison Gordon-Kohler  (as Allison Gordon Kohler)
 
Production Design by
Linda Del Rosario 
Richard Paris 
 
Set Decoration by
Dominique Fauquet-Lemaitre 
 
Costume Design by
Bruce Finlayson 
Carla Hetland 
 
Makeup Department
Rita Ciccozzi .... assistant makeup artist
Jill Corp .... assistant hair stylist
Beverley Keigher .... makeup artist: second unit
Lisa Love .... key makeup artist
Janet MacDonald .... key hair stylist (as Janet Ulmer-MacDonald)
Michael Pachal .... hair stylist: second unit
 
Production Management
Stewart Bethune .... unit production manager
Charlie Davis .... post-production supervisor
Pascal Verschooris .... unit manager: second unit
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arlene L. Arnold .... third assistant director (as Arlene Arnold)
Ty Arnold .... key second assistant director
Don French .... first assistant director: second unit
Doug Metzger .... first assistant director
Sarah Rogers .... second assistant director
Cindy Smith .... second assistant director: second unit
Glenn R. Wilder .... second unit director (as Glenn Wilder)
Julian Forbes .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
Jeremy Kinnear .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Lori K. Peterson .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Robert Bonino .... construction coordinator: Los Angeles
Kevin Clark .... greens person
David Curley .... lead hand
David Dague .... construction coordinator
Darrin Denlinger .... storyboard artist
Michael Dundas .... lead painter
Dean Eilertson .... property master
John Ensminger .... supplier: greens, Los Angeles
Brian Epp .... assistant property master
James Epp .... greens person (as Jamie Epp)
Dave Fleisher .... assistant property master: second unit
Glenn Foerster .... greens person
Terry Foerster .... greens person
David 'Pops' Fukakusa .... construction foreman (as David Fukakusa)
Reg Gay .... greens person
Gillian Goodman .... props: second unit (as Gill Goodman)
Arthur A. Green .... greens foreman (as Art Green)
Dan Hanen .... lead dresser
Dave Henneberry .... greens person (as David Henneberry)
David Hopkins .... assistant props: Los Angeles
Jonathan Lancaster .... on-set dresser
Jason B. Landels .... assistant property master (as Jason Landels)
Brendan O'Reilly .... key greens
Elizabeth Patrick .... assistant set decorator
Paul Peters .... art director: Los Angeles
Elizabeth Solyom .... head painter
James Steuart .... assistant art director (as Jim Steuart)
Jeffrey Thomas .... greensman: Los Angeles (as Jeff Thomas)
Donna Williams .... art department assistant
Todd Young .... construction coordinator: Los Angeles
Sean Ginevan .... labor foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Javier Bennassar .... sound effects editor
Rick Bold .... boom operator
Benjamin L. Cook .... sound effects editor (as Benjamin Cook)
Louis Creveling .... dialogue editor
Evan Daum .... assistant sound editor
Mary Erstad .... foley mixer
Gregg Feingold .... boom person: Los Angeles (as Gregg Harris Feingold)
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Frank Gaeta .... sound designer
Frank Gaeta .... supervising sound editor
Kurt Godel .... digital sound transfer engineer
David Grant .... dialogue editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
David Husby .... sound mixer
Robert Jackson .... dialogue editor
Thomas Jones .... adr supervisor
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist
David Mann .... foley editor
Derek Marcil .... sound re-recording mixer
Diane Marshall .... foley artist
Walt Martin .... sound mixer: Los Angeles
Michael Mullane .... foley editor (as Mike Mullane)
Yuri Reese .... dialogue editor
Matthew Reidenbach .... assistant sound editor
John Ross .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Shin .... dialogue editor
Tony Suraci .... foley editor
Roland N. Thai .... sound effects editor
Derek Vanderhorst .... assistant sound editor (as Derek Vanderhoorst)
Thomas Volckmann .... foley editor (as Tom Volckmann)
Mathew Waters .... sound re-recording mixer
Wayne Williams .... cable person
Patrick Giraudi .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John Lajvort .... sound editorial engineer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ron Ambro .... special effects technician: Los Angeles
Tom Blacklock .... special effects crew: Canada
Jeff Bresin .... special effects technician: Los Angeles
Martin Bresin .... special effects technician: Los Angeles (as Marty Bresin)
Paul Clancy .... special effects technician
Chris Corbould .... special effects coordinator
Rod Currie .... special effects crew: Canada
Rory Cutler .... special effects crew: Canada
Paul Dunn .... senior special effects technician
Nick Finlayson .... senior special effects technician
Darrell Guyon .... special effects technician
Steve Hamilton .... special effects floor supervisor: first unit (as Stephen Hamilton)
Dave Keen .... special effects technician (as David Keen)
Robbie Knott .... special effects technician: Los Angeles (as Robert Knott)
Paul Knowles .... senior special effects technician
Whitey Krumm .... special effects technician: Los Angeles
Joe McGinnis .... special effects technician: Los Angeles
John Modder .... special effects technician
Peter Notley .... senior special effects technician
Stephen Onions .... senior special effects technician (as Steve Onions)
Alan Poole .... special effects crew: Canada
Roy Quinn .... senior special effects technician
Larry Roberts .... special effects coordinator: Los Angeles
Shaun Rutter .... special effects technician
Andrew Smith .... senior special effects technician
Grant Smith .... special effects crew: Canada
Scott Stewart .... special effects crew: Canada
Cameron Waldbauer .... special effects crew: Canada
Brian Warner .... senior special effects technician
David H. Watkins .... special effects coordinator: Los Angeles
Andy Williams .... special effects floor supervisor: second unit
Alan Roberts .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Attila Vaski .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Gary Abrahamian .... visual effects supervisor: firestorm sequence
Chris Allen .... production software support (as 'Young Man' Chris Allen)
Chris Bergman .... digital compositor
Jennifer Bergman .... visual effects producer: VIFX
Greg Bradner .... systems support
Mark A. Brown .... chief technologist: VIFX
Matt Brown .... digital record out operator
Stephane Cojot-Goldberg .... effects camera operator (as Stephanie Cojot-Goldberg)
Brian C. Davis .... visual effects: firestorm team (as Brian Davis)
John 'D.J.' Des Jardin .... visual effects supervisor (as John 'DJ' Desjardin)
Mark DeSousa .... visual effects: firestorm team
Bill Dietrich .... visual effects: digital smokejumpers/axe man
Gus Duron .... media coordinator
Chow Emrich .... digital model supervisor (as Robert 'Chow' Emrich)
Anders Ericson .... visual effects: 3D cliff fall team
Nathan Eriksen .... digital record out operator
Meg Freeman .... digital painter
Bob Froehlig .... systems manager
Gian Ganziano .... video village operator
Gary George .... digital record out manager
Scott Giegler .... visual effects: 3D cliff fall guy
Bryan Hirota .... digital effects supervisor: VIFX
Jen Howard .... digital compositor (as Jennifer Howard)
Christopher Ivins .... compositor: VIFX (as Chris Ivins)
Josh R. Jaggars .... digital production manager: VIFX
Greg Kozikowski .... video village operator (as Greg 'Koz' Kozikowski)
Harry Lam .... digital compositing supervisor (as Hoiyue 'Harry' Lam)
Liz Lord .... digital compositor
Zeke Morales .... media coordinator
Craig Newman .... digital department manager
Shayna Ritenour .... effects production assistant
Mike Roby .... digital animator: aircraft
Jose Romero .... systems support
Marc Rubone .... digital compositor
John Sanders .... digital record out operator
Cybele Sierra .... digital compositor
Fred Simon .... systems support
Carey Smith .... digital compositing coordinator
Brad Spencer .... digital record out operator
David Stephens .... procedural landscapes
David Stephens .... visual effects: 3D cliff fall team
Jeff Sturgill .... effects camera operator
Donna Tracy .... digital painter
John Wissler .... digital model construction
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera (uncredited)
Rich Thorne .... production executive (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Charles Andre .... stunt performer (as Charles André)
James Bamford .... stunt performer
Bill Beasley .... stunt performer
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunt performer (as William H. Burton)
Milt Burton .... stunt performer
Lauro Chartrand .... stunt performer
Dean Choe .... stunt performer
John Davies .... stunt performer
Jan M. Davis .... stunt performer (as Jan Davis)
Babe Dolan .... stunt performer (as D.M. Babe Dolan)
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer
Kevin Dyck .... stunt performer
Marny Eng .... stunt performer
Jason Glass .... stunt performer
Brian Gough .... stunt performer
Kim Howey .... stunt performer
Ken James .... stunt performer
George Josef .... stunt performer
Ken Kirzinger .... stunt coordinator: Canada
Tom Krasny .... stunt performer
Michael Langlois .... stunt performer
Terrance Leigh .... stunt performer
Brad Loree .... stunt performer
David Major .... stunt performer
J.J. Makaro .... stunt performer (as JJ Makaro)
Scott Nicholson .... stunt performer
Harry O'Connor .... stunt performer (as Harry L. O'Connor)
Robert A. Pandini .... stunt performer (as Robert Pandini)
Keith Perepelkin .... stunt performer
Fred Perron .... stunt performer
James Ralph .... stunt performer
Dan Redford .... stunt double: Barry Pepper
Jacob Rupp .... stunt performer
Tom Sanders .... stunt performer
Trish Schill .... stunt performer (as Patricia Schill)
Sheilagh Seaton .... stunt performer
Kymberly Sheppard .... stunt performer
Heath Stevenson .... stunt performer
Bill Stewart .... stunt performer
Dawn Stofer-Rupp .... stunt performer (as Dawn Stofer)
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunt performer
Moe Viletto .... stunt performer (as Morris Viletto)
Keith Wardlow .... stunt performer
Ron Wheeler .... stunt performer
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator (as Glenn Wilder)
Scott Wilder .... stunt performer
B.J. Worth .... stunt performer (as Bruce 'BJ' Worth)
Danny Wynands .... stunt performer (as Danny M. Wynands)
Terrance Leigh .... stunt double (uncredited)
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunt double: Suzy Amis (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jim Barber .... company grip
Levon Besnelian .... dolly grip: Los Angeles
Ron Bowen .... key grip: second unit
Trevor Butt .... second assistant camera
William R. Dalgleish .... second unit: additional first assistant camera
Shelley Degen .... company grip (as Shelley Degan)
John Dekker .... best boy electric
Jim Filippone .... pilot: Wescam
Bob Findlay .... first assistant camera: second unit
Megan Forste .... second assistant camera: Los Angeles
James J. Gilson .... gaffer: Los Angeles (as Jim Gilson)
Ron Goodman .... aerial cameraman: Spacecam
Wilf Guttmann .... company grip (as Wilf Guttman)
Kieran Humphries .... dolly grip (as Keiren Humphries)
Gaetan Jalbert .... gaffer: second unit
Brian Johnson .... second assistant camera: second unit
Steve Koster .... aerial cameraman: Wescam
Richard Lang .... company grip
Wayne MacConnell .... camera operator: second unit
Cameron MacDonald .... camera operator: second unit (as Cam MacDonald)
Duane Manwiller .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles
Rod Mawson .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Crispin May .... loader: Los Angeles
Rob McEwan .... still photographer
Terry McEwen .... first assistant camera: second unit
Peter McLennan .... cameraman: aerial unit
Richard Merryman .... camera operator
Dean Morris .... lamp operator
Andrew Mulkani .... key grip
Cam North .... first assistant camera
Marty Oppenheimer .... cameraman: aerial unit
William 'Bear' Paul .... key grip: Los Angeles
William Eddie Paul .... best boy grip: Los Angeles (as Eddie Paul)
Kevin Pietrzak .... best boy grip
Michael Schmidt .... generator operator (as Mike Schmidt)
Timothy Robin Spencer .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Tim Spencer)
Andrew Spencer-Phillips .... company grip
John Stokes .... director of photography: second unit
Jeff Upton .... gaffer
John D. Williams .... lamp operator (as John Williams)
Andrew D. Wilson .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Andy Wilson)
Carrie Wilson .... second assistant camera
Scott Young .... best boy electric: Los Angeles
Sarah Baldwin .... remote head technician (uncredited)
Gary Bridges .... underwater camera technician (uncredited)
Darryl Foulds .... grip (uncredited)
Neil McDaniel .... underwater camera operator (uncredited)
Sam Urdank .... still photographer: Los Angeles (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Stuart Aikins .... casting: Canada
James Forsyth .... extras casting
Matt Michnovetz .... casting assistant (as Matthew Michnovetz)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shane Deschamps .... costume set supervisor (as L. Shane Deschamps)
Cori Keating .... set costumer
Cali Newcomen .... set costumer: second unit
Karin Nosella .... assistant costume designer
Gina Widzinski .... set costumer: second unit
Lee Sollenberger .... costumer (uncredited)
Lee Sollenberger .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Ellen Gram .... second assistant editor: Canada (as Ellen Gram Shumiatcher)
Caroline Hardon .... first assistant editor: Canada
Kristin Kiernan .... negative cutter
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Kristina Trirogoff .... first assistant editor
Lynn Leonhard .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Fernandez .... score engineer
Joy Moody .... assistant to composer
Lise Richardson .... music editor (as Lisé Richardson)
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Jon Kull .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Robert Puff .... music preparation (uncredited)
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
John Armstrong .... transportation captain: Los Angeles
Joe Feeney .... transportation coordinator: Los Angeles
Greg Hamilton .... transportation captain
Robert Steeves .... transportation captain: second unit (as Rob Steeves)
Geoff Williams .... transportation coordinator
Chris J. Clayton .... driver (uncredited)
Dave Miller .... driver: cast (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sara Barnes .... craft service (as Samm Barnes)
Sara Barnes .... first aid (as Samm Barnes)
Ted Bell .... lead helicopter pilot
Andrew Blau .... assistant: Mr. Hammel
Robert Boyle .... location manager: Los Angeles (as Bob Boyle)
Bruce L. Brownstein .... location manager (as Bruce Brownstein)
John 'Buff' Buffery .... safety coordinator (as John Buffery)
Mary Carol Bulger .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Lynda Chapple .... production assistant (as Lynda Lee Chapple)
Debbie Coe .... animal trainer
David Cowan .... computer playback
Dan Crosby .... marine coordinator
Jason Crosby .... marine coordinator
Tim Eldridge .... technical advisor: Smokejumpers
S.J. 'JoJo' Fieger .... production secretary: Los Angeles (as S. J. 'Jo Jo' Fieger)
Jim Filippone .... aerial coordinator
M.K. Gleason .... production accountant
Jamie Goehring .... production assistant
Brenda Hohn .... production assistant
S. Lily Hui .... production coordinator: second unit
Lee Jenkinson .... accounts clerk
Michael G. Kehoe .... craft service company: Los Angeles (as Michael Kehoe)
Lana Krotenko .... script supervisor: second unit
Wendi Laski .... unit publicist
Stephanie Leavitt .... assistant location manager
Terry Mackay .... production assistant (as Terry MacKay)
Bertram McCann .... marine coordinator: Los Angeles
Douglas Kahelemauna Nam .... assistant: Mr. Semler (as Douglas Nam)
Linda Pearce .... assistant production coordinator
Lori K. Peterson .... production assistant (as Lori Peterson)
Maria Quanfun .... production assistant: second unit
Carol Schafer .... production coordinator
Dawn Sharpe .... assistant accountant (as Dawn Sharpe Ibelshauser)
Portia Tickell .... script supervisor (as Portia Jacox)
Cristina Weigmann .... script supervisor: second unit
Mel Weisbaum .... assistant location manager: second unit
Karen Yokomizo .... first assistant accountant: Los Angeles
Carol Young .... payroll accountant
Robert D. Brugger .... set medic (uncredited)
John Carron .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Dana Dubé .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Jennifer Harland .... background coordinator (uncredited)
Bonnie Judd .... animal trainer (uncredited)
Ian Zweig .... chef (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
89 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
DTS (uncredited) | Dolby Digital
Certification:
Australia:M | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 (TV rating) | Netherlands:16 (original rating) | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) | South Korea:15 | Spain:7 | UK:15 (video premiere) | USA:R (certificate #35370)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Fox chose Howie Long for the lead after several key executives were pleased with his performance in the studio's 1996 action film Broken Arrow.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Superfire (2002) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Cat People (Putting Out the Fire)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"You're a bird watcher?!", 25 April 2011
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Toasty, by-the-numbers b-grade natural disaster action joint which has a stout-hearted Howie Long playing a smoke-jumper that has to tackle firestorms and William Forsythe's gleefully hammy bad guy persona. Forsythe is great and you know you can always expect a show whenever his on screen, as he simply knows how to play devious tyrants. Also along for the heatwave are Scott Glenn and Barry Pepper. Simple-minded writing makes sure that the bubblegum action flows with the blatant heroics coming to the forefront, which is led by Long and Glenn. Hammy dialogues (I can't remember the last time I heard someone be called a butt-munch) are filtered in and the stunt-work can get hot and heavy. Too bad some of the computer effects come off rather lousy, especially during the final climatic scenes. Director Dean Semler (who was cinematographer for such films as "Mad Max 2" and "Razorback") keeps it rugged and heightens it with some stylish shots of the woodland terrain. Disposable, but crackling entertainment.

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