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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 ...
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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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Nurse Winslow
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Garrison
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Tim Vester
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Scott
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Curt Peters
Eric James Virgets ...
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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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Trivia

Most of the footage of the action scenes at the refinery, and the fire scenes leaving the hospital, are from the 1979 movie City on Fire. You can spot the difference between the 70's and 2000's era. 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 »

Quotes

Jack Thomas: [answers phone] Station 19!
Dispatcher Harris: Captain Thomas, house fire in your district Westside Park. 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Possibly a child trapped inside.
Jack Thomas: Alright, send two wagons as backup! We'll break in first, tell them to stay the hell out of our way! We're ready to spray.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »

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movie stunk
28 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

I felt this movie did a major ripoff of several good movies and T.V. shows. The big car chase scene in the beginning is from "Striking Distsints". I felt like I was ripped off by the writers of this movie. The acting was terrible at best. I also felt that this movie was poor showing of what firefighters do in the real world. I think that the writers should never be aloud to write again. The only good thing about this movie in when it ends. I also felt the movie was slow to progress. The special effects left something to desire.


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