Rescue Me (2004–2011)

TV Series  -   -  Drama | Comedy
8.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 20,782 users  
Reviews: 105 user | 37 critic

Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men.

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 09 Jan 2011
 
a list of 32 titles
created 12 Jul 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 23 Jan 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 28 Mar 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Rescue Me" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rescue Me (2004–2011)

Rescue Me (2004–2011) on IMDb 8.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rescue Me.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2011   2010   2009   2007   … See all »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Tommy Gavin (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Mike Silletti (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Sean Garrity (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Janet Gavin (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Kenneth 'Lou' Shea (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Franco Rivera (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Sheila Keefe (93 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Colleen Gavin (63 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Jimmy Keefe (55 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Mickey Gavin (53 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Uncle Teddy (53 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Chief 'Needles' Nelson (50 episodes, 2006-2011)
...
 Bart 'Black Shawn' Johnston (45 episodes, 2007-2011)
...
 Chief Jerry Reilly (44 episodes, 2004-2007)
...
 Damien Keefe (42 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Maggie Gavin / ... (39 episodes, 2004-2011)
...
 Katy Gavin (38 episodes, 2004-2011)
Edit

Storyline

Recently divorced fireman Tommy Gavin, is coping with the fear of his job and the unease he feels watching his ex-wife as she starts to date other men. To better keep tabs on his ex and stay close to their three kids, he moves across the street from them. Written by Ramble000

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Sometimes you have to play with fire. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asema 62  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Adam Ferrara, a good friend of Denis Leary's and who co-starred with him on Leary's previous television show The Job (2001), was approached early on for a role in the show. He initially couldn't commit due to other engagements but did have a large role later on as Chief 'Needles' Nelson. See more »

Goofs

In Season 1, Tommy's wife Janet asks his brother Johnny how "Jenny" and the kids are. But in Season 3, when his then ex-wife does appears, her name is "Angie". See more »

Quotes

Homeless Man: Take a hike, wannabe!
Kenny Lou: [Drunk] You hake a tike!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.107 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Under Pressure
(Series Preview)
by Queen ft. David Bowie
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

My secret evil plan...catch every episode
18 March 2005 | by (San Diego California) – See all my reviews

I heard about this show and since I come from NY/NJ and from an Irish catholic family of firemen, of course, I'm watching this. It's authentic, it's gritty, not pretty, but then, you don't know firemen - they're running into burning buildings when everybody else is running out, and are a breed unto themselves, an essence that Leary and Co. have captured.

So, if you ever have an opportunity to go to a 'wetdown' or a fundraiser (See Bayhead NJ crabfest in Aug. -" If you don't' come to our fundraiser, we ain't coming to your fire" )- you see real men, some of them boneheads, some of them rocket scientists, but always for real. This very edgy drama and esp. Leary's character shows the dark side, and his 'secret evil plan' instead of whitewashing every guy as a hero, as competent or even, sober. I love that the moral center keeps shifting underneath their feet, just as in real life. There's a million stories in the Naked City, and "Rescue Me" could tell them all.

I've been waiting for a show like this to come along because I practically grew up in a firehouse, and I know so did a million other kids in America. And, for those people who don't know any firemen, go adopt one or better yet, go volunteer.


96 of 123 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Best show ever made. ferguson-tracy-431-108454
Question about Janet depaul_rules
Shows that have maintained quality through all seasons... morgwn-1
Who else loved Garrity? sethman75
FINALLY getting around to watching this tlourdeau
RIP Charles Durning depaul_rules
Discuss Rescue Me (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page