Rescue Me (2004–2011)

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

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Cast

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

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Trivia

Mike Selliti (Michael Lombardi) is named after co-producer Tom Sellitti See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of season 3 when Tommy confronts Johnny's killer, he mentions that Johnny was 41. Johnny is later called Tommy's little brother. However, since Tommy and Janet met in high school and had a child then (Colleen) who in season 4 is 18, that would put Tommy and Janet both in their mid-30's. See more »

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Homeless Man: Take a hike, wannabe!
Kenny Lou: [Drunk] You hake a tike!
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Referenced in Conan: VooDoo or Voo Don't (2011) See more »

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Fantastic Beginning
22 July 2004 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

If the premiere episode is anything to go by, "Rescue Me", Denis Leary's new FDNY dramady on F/X is one of the best things to hit television in years (no wonder it's on cable...). The characters, especially Leary's haunted Tommy Gavin are three-dimensional and the show doesn't flinch when it's time to show them when they're being less-than-noble. It's funny, thought-provoking, moving, shocking at times, definitely not for the uptight and easily offended, and shows a true camaraderie between the firefighters that goes beyond the false group-hug mentality that a lot of shows have. You can tell that this project means a lot to Denis Leary. This incredible show deserves to stick around for many seasons.


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