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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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Talia Durham
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David Hagan
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Lamar (as Curtis Jackson)
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Robert
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Boyd
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Darren
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Adam
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Karen Westlake
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Harold Gethers
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Wallace
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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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5 December 2012 (Norway)  »

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Fuego con fuego  »

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$10,400,000 (estimated)
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The film has 21 executive producers, surely some kind of record. Probably not so surprising given that the film was financed by 7 separate production companies. See more »

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In the opening credits, Hagan is shown against a lineup wall with his height and weight. The sign lists him as 6'2" when the backdrop clearly indicates he is approximately 6' 4.75" tall. See more »

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Jeremy Coleman: I need you to trust me. Do everything that I ask and I promise we'll survive this. Do you trust me?
Talia Durham: Yes.
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References American History X (1998) See more »

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Blood On My Shoes
Performed by Herukhuti Ausar
Written by Terrance Hayes (ASCAP)
Produced by Omar Golzalez aka Badmouth
Courtesy of Spindella Music
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Poor writing, poor acting, decent production values
1 December 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

"I need you to trust me" - this is how our hero manages to save people from burning buildings.

Unfortunately there is nothing he can do to save this movie.

As a lover of American cinema, I have seldom seen so much bad acting and writing in one film.

The premise of a fireman going on a murder spree to fight for the love of his life, whom he met in witness protection program, is so dumb its painful to watch.

He is magically transformed into an killing machine after shooting a few rounds in the forest with his love interest, Rosario Dawson.

Every character seems to be made out of cardboard, Bruce Willis is at best a (poorly) supporting actor.

50 Cent is on screen for a total of 40 seconds, and I suspect it is a redeeming quality that we are spared seeing more of him.

Vinnie Jones is the usual British bulldog, apart from the fact that his ass is kicked by a fireman (this scene is so dumb, it made me cringe)

Vincent D'Onofrio is the only actor that is able to make his character slightly interesting as the antagonist.

Trying to build a climax our fireman hero resorts to arson to save his love, It would have been a perfect turkey if they could have written in a scene with the dialog "everything going to be alright now"

Maybe they did, at this point I actually left - so I would not know.

Apart from an obviously decent budget, high production values - there is nothing here worthy of a box of popcorn.

I need you to trust me, watch something else.


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