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Fire with Fire (2012)

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A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against, after being held up at a local convenience store, threatens him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Talia Durham
David Hagan
Lamar (as Curtis Jackson)
Karen Westlake
Harold Gethers
Deputy Parker
Agent Calvin Mullens


After witnessing the brutal murders of a convenience store owner and his son, firefighter Jeremy Coleman barely escapes with his life. As he is forced to testify against the crime lord, Hagan, he is placed in the witness protection program under the watch of the U.S. Marshals. When his new identity becomes compromised Jeremy is forced to take an unexpected course of action in order to get his life back and save the lives of those he loves. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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Revenge has its own set of rules.

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Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 December 2012 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

Fogo Contra Fogo  »

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Box Office


$10,400,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kevin Dunn and Bruce Willis previously appeared in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990). See more »


The interior of the Volkswagen Passat does not correspond with the original Passat B5 (visible when driving off after the target practice). As one can see, the lining on the door panels are very loose and oversized as well as the roof lining appearing very loose. See more »


Karen Westlake: I will put you in witness protection. The feds will keep safe.
Jeremy Coleman: So my whole life just... just goes away?
Mike Cella: You get to keep your first name.
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References American History X (1998) See more »


Performed by Young Giantz
Written by Wilbert Milo II (ASCAP) & Joseph Milo
By arrangement with A&R Select
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Strangely watchable revenge film
2 July 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Okay, so 'revenge films' are nothing new. Ever since Charles 'Paul Kersey' Bronson lost his family to muggers, normally peaceful citizens have been taken to the streets in films to dish out a helping of vigilante justice. This is one of those films.

Here we have a firefighter who witnesses a gangland hit and has to go into the witness protection scheme. Trouble is, the people he's set to testify against find out where he's hiding, therefore forcing him to 'get them' before they get him.

And it plays out as you might imagine (assuming you've seen any of the other hundred or so revenge movies). You may notice I'm not going into great detail about the storyline. That's because there isn't really much to give away in terms of plot. It's just a revenge film. And it's not that bad. It's the sort of film you rent over buying and probably shouldn't pay too much attention to the minor plot holes here and there.

I didn't mind it and certainly didn't think I'd wasted an hour and a half watching it. However, the thing I was hoping for was to see the firefighter using his firefighting skills to flambé his tormenters. In fact... I thought that was the whole point of the film, i.e. he uses what he knows to start fires with which to exact his revenge. As it turns out he just buys a gun and shoots them.

Oh, and Bruce Willis is in it, too. But then it was never released in the cinema and Bruce seems to have a clause in his contract that states he must never appear in a film that's actually given a theatrical release.

Anyway, as I say, rent this before you buy. It's not bad (especially for a straight-to-DVD movie), but could have been a little better.


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