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Ablaze (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Action, Thriller  |  16 July 2002 (USA)
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An oil refinery blows up, causing a firestorm that threatens a hospital and everyone inside.

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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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Tim Vester
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Scott
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Curt Peters
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Chief Sam Davis
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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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Drama | Action | Thriller

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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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Almost a Parody!
3 July 2004 | by (portsmouth va) – See all my reviews

This movie is a page out of movie history, it first came out as 'Striking distance' the cop car chase scene in the beginning is exactly the same as the chase scene in 'Striking distance' complete with the cars rolling down the embankment at the end of the chase (I thought the bad guy was going to get out and shoot Ice T). Oh by the way, what happens to Ice T later on in the movie? . Then as the movie progresses, it turns into 'City on fire' a disastrous disaster movie from 1979 complete with scenes right out of 'City of fire'. I mean the actual scenes in 'City on fire' were cut and pasted into 'Ablaze'. Like the scene where the nurse opens the closet door and gets smoked. I wonder how they got away with that? I was waiting for Shelly Winters to make a cameo. (They could of cut and pasted her to!). What a Bomb!


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