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Ablaze (2001)

An oil refinery blows up, causing a firestorm that threatens a hospital and everyone inside.

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John Bradley ...
Jack Thomas
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Wendell Mays
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Albert Denning
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Jennifer Lewis
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Elizabeth Sherman
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Stuart Ridgley
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Mayor Phillips
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Daniels
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Garrison
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Curt Peters
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Hoping to make a killing on the insurance money, oil refinery owner Wendell Mays decides to burn the place to the ground. His greed endangers the lives of the entire town as the fireball creates a spreading inferno threatens to engulf the entire city, and stretches the abilities of the fire department and the local hospital to their breaking points. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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"A firestorm of fiery action and scorching suspense!"

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Rated R for fire disaster/action and for language | See all certifications »
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16 July 2002 (USA)  »

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Fuoco sulla città  »

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The car chase scene at the beginning of the film was actually taken from the film Striking Distance (1993). See more »

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The fire trucks in the film change from older brands that are now out of business to present day current brands. See more »

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Edited from Emergency! (1972) See more »

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8 April 2008 | by (Hutto, TX) – See all my reviews

just to warn everyone how bad this "film" is. Acting, directing, make up, script... I bet even the food served to the cast and crew on set made everyone sick.

The main plot and all of the sub plots suck. Nothing is logical, scenes are re-used, and mistakes are everywhere. Here are some examples from the first 30 minutes of the film:

The bad guys "get away" car loses its' front bumper in a crash and then regains it. The power cord leading to the rotating red light on top of the cop car switches from inside to outside the door frame in milliseconds.

The actor in the first fire stunt is so covered with protective gel he looks like "grease man." A ranging fire starts inside a bedroom so fast that only gallons of gasoline could have been responsible. A plastic toy kangaroo survives the blazing inferno for at least 10 minutes while only inches from the flames. The "firemen" all run into the inferno without masks, oxygen, or even gloves. Then they stroll about perfectly upright throughout the blazing structure as without a care in the world. One actor falls down and barely bumps his head and then everyone expects him to die. Which he does, but only after a twenty minute death bed confession.

It goes on and on and on. See how many you can spot.

So bad it is almost funny

I have to turn off the TV and go to work now, thank God.

Mike


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