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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Sometimes you have to play with fire. See more »

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Trivia

According to Denis Leary Tommy's helmet has on it, along with all his backup tools, a miniature toy of Diego the Sabretooth Tiger from the Ice Age (2002) films. A role voiced by Leary. 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

Tommy Gavin: The harder I work, the luckier I goddamned get.
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Lost Verizon (2008) 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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