3.3/10
507
28 user 6 critic

Ablaze (2001)

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

Director:

(as Jay Andrews)

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Gale Force (Video 2002)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Treat Williams, Susan Walters, Cliff De Young
The Saint (TV Movie 2017)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

International master thief, Simon Templar, also known as The Saint, is asked by a desperate rich man to find his kidnapped daughter. However, in addition to evading the authorities, Simon must face a dangerous adversary from his past.

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Stars: Eliza Dushku, James Remar, Roger Moore
Stranded (Video 2002)
Adventure | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Americans and Russians are stranded aboard a damaged space station. A rescue crew is sent from earth, including Carpenter (Michael Dudikoff) and Jack McKendrick (Hannes Jaenicke). When ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Ice-T, Hannes Jaenicke
Quicksand (2002)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Randi Stewart is a sergeant on a marine base where her father is the commanding officer. She is being treated by the new base psychiatrist, Bill Turner. Her brother, Gordon Stewart is ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Brooke Theiss, Douglas Weston
First Kill I (2017)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A Wall Street broker is forced to evade a police chief investigating a bank robbery as he attempts to recover the stolen money in exchange for his son's life.

Director: Steven C. Miller
Stars: Bruce Willis, Hayden Christensen, Ty Shelton
Drama | Thriller | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A lawyer has to defend his lover who's blamed for a murder he has commited himself...

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Marlee Matlin, Daniel Pilon, Michael Dudikoff
Drone I (2017)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Ideologies collide with fatal results when a military drone contractor meets an enigmatic Pakistani businessman.

Director: Jason Bourque
Stars: Sean Bean, Patrick Sabongui, Mary McCormack
Inconceivable (2017)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A mother looks to escape her abusive past by moving to a new town where she befriends another mother, who grows suspicious of her.

Director: Jonathan Baker
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon, Faye Dunaway
The Silencer II (1999)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A federal agent is assigned to get the inside scoop on a dangerous terrorist group. In order to blend into their ranks, he's forced to fake his own death and make friends with the group's deadly but charismatic leader.

Director: Robert Lee
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Brennan Elliott, Terence Kelly
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Group of ex-secret agents open a jazz club in Las Vegas. One of them falls in love with an Indian, and finds out that the local Indian Reserve is threatened by the greed of a powerful ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Chamchoum
Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Sylvie Varakine, Lee Majors
Black Thunder II (1998)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands. There is only one man who can get ... See full summary »

Director: Rick Jacobson
Stars: Marcus Aurelius, Catherine Bell, Michael Cavanaugh
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Bradley ...
...
Wendell Mays
...
Albert Denning
...
Jennifer Lewis
...
Elizabeth Sherman
...
Stuart Ridgley
...
Mayor Phillips
...
Daniels
...
Nurse Winslow
...
Garrison
...
Tim Vester
...
Scott
...
Curt Peters
Eric James Virgets ...
Workman (as Eric-James Virgets)
...
Chief Sam Davis
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

"A firestorm of fiery action and scorching suspense!"

Genres:

Drama | Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for fire disaster/action and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 July 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuoco sulla città  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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.
See more »

Connections

Edited from Emergency!: Fools (1974) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beyond the pale... Godless
15 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

Although I have been a firefighter for 23 years, I make it a point to not be overly critical when the technical "advisors" drop the ball as they so often have (even on Backdraft and Ladder 49). However, the absolute disregard for any reasonable correctness in this abomination is unforgivable.

But the firefighting aspects aside, this movie to date stands alone as the worst that I have ever seen. Ever. I accept some of the blame for not ejecting the thing but it was like a train wreck. I could not look away.

As we all can attest, some movies by virtue of their awfulness can be fun. (i.e. Ed Wood's side-splitting "Plan-9 From Outer Space") This was not one of them. "Ablaze" is one of the many Hollywood debacles that must beg the question, "where do they get the money?".


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 28 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page