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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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

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They're still playing with fire. [series 2] See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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Also Known As:

Asema 62  »

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Trivia

Inspired in part by real events. Denis Leary, as his character on the show Tommy, in fact did have a cousin who died being a fireman. He was killed in a fire in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1999. See more »

Goofs

In Season 1, Tommy's Father states he is 72-years-old and can take care of himself. But in Season 3, at his birthday party he is turning 83. See more »

Quotes

Franco Rivera: He's retarded.
Kenny Lou: Like Rainman retarded or Paris Hilton retarded?
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.175 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

C'Mon, C'Mon
Theme Song (2004-?)
Written by Jason Stollsteimer
Performed by The Von Bondies
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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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