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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:
Lamar (as Curtis Jackson)
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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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?


Though they share no scenes together, Fire with Fire (2012) is the second film to star both Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and Bruce Willis, with Setup (2011) being the first and The Prince (2014) being the third. They also don't share any scenes together in The Prince. 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 »


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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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Set Up (2013) See more »


Long Gone
Performed by Michaela Clarke
Written by Michaela Clarke (SOCAN)
By arrangement with A&R Select
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This fire went out
3 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Fire with Fire is a dumb action film. The word DUMB needs to be emphasised.

Rookie writer Tom O'Connor must had won the lottery getting the film green-lit because it needed several more re-drafts. It is about a fireman Jeremy (Josh Duhamel) who witnesses a murder by an Aryan gang boss Hagan (Vincent D'Onofrio)and ends up in witness protection but Hagan is still able to get to him.

Hagan and his gang which features Englishman Vinnie Jones nearly kills his girlfriend and goes after his work colleagues. Jeremy decides to fight fire with fire and hunt Hagan down himself. Bruce Willis plays a cop trying to protect Jeremy.

The film The Exterminator from over 30 years ago had schlock, gory fun with the vigilante film conventions. This was just tedious, dull and stupid. People talk or go after their loved ones when they should be shooting bad guys. Duhamel is wooden, Willis has nothing to do, at least D'Onoforio hams it up suitably.

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