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  (in credits order)

Josh Duhamel ... Jeremy Coleman

Bruce Willis ... Mike Cella

Rosario Dawson ... Talia Durham

Vincent D'Onofrio ... David Hagan

50 Cent ... Lamar (as Curtis Jackson)

Julian McMahon ... Robert

Vinnie Jones ... Boyd

Arie Verveen ... Darren

Eric Winter ... Adam

Bonnie Somerville ... Karen Westlake

Richard Schiff ... Harold Gethers
Yohance Myles ... Deputy Parker

James Lesure ... Craig

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson ... Wallace

Kevin Dunn ... Agent Calvin Mullens

Nnamdi Asomugha ... Sherrod

Danny Epper ... Sean

Scott A. Martin ... Kane

Anthony Michael Frederick ... Bar Owner

Christopher Berry ... CSU Tech

Lydia Hull ... Hotel Clerk

Han Soto ... Street Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Adams ... Crime Scene Unit
Andre Allemand ... Paramedic

John L. Armijo ... Police Officer

Thom Barry ... Dennis
Hunter Baxley ... Arayan #5
Kristen Beevers ... Club Goer by Fire
Tim Bell ... Arayan #7

Chip Carriere ... Officer Angelo

Trace Cheramie ... Arayan #2
Edward J. Clare ... Pedestrian

Donna Duplantier ... Airline gate

Nick Epper ... Arayan #4

Jeff Galpin ... Arayan #1

Ray Gaspard ... Judge

Douglas M. Griffin ... Eigths Crime Scene Cop
Emily D. Haley ... Airport Passenger
John C. Klein ... Office Worker

Robert Larriviere ... WITSEC Marshall
Christina Leavenworth ... Newscaster #2
Cynthia LeBlanc ... Airport Passenger
Elton LeBlanc ... Airport Passenger
Stephen Livaudais ... Deputy Steve

Austin Naulty ... Skinhead
Jason O'Brian ... Motel Cop #1

Brian Oerly ... Arayan #3
Michael Patrick Rogers ... Airport Tourist

Catherine Shreves ... Newscaster #1

Bill Stinchcomb ... Motel Cop #1

Jordan Sudduth ... Parking Lot Painter

Tracy E. Thomas ... Arayan #6
Matt Thompson ... Sean's Passenger
Tristan Zombi ... Dead Arian
Richard Brown ... New Orleans Cab Driver (uncredited)

Julie Ann Doan ... Crime Scene Observer (uncredited)
Cy Fahrenholtz ... Airport Passenger (uncredited)
Joe LeCoq ... Lawyer (uncredited)
Terry Lee Smith ... US Marshall (uncredited)
Andrew j Spinks ... Detective - Hagan Lineup (uncredited)

Michael Wozniak ... Prison Sheriff (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Barrett 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lowell Cauffiel  uncredited
Tom O'Connor  screenplay

Produced by
50 Cent .... producer
Brandt Andersen .... executive producer
Ryan S. Black .... associate producer
Martin Blencowe .... executive producer
Michael Blencowe .... executive producer
Michael Botti .... co-executive producer
Barry Brooker .... executive producer
Remington Chase .... executive producer
Michael Corso .... executive producer
Christian de Gallegos .... co-producer
Andrew Deane .... producer
Nadine DeBarros .... executive producer
Randall Emmett .... producer
Sefton Fincham .... co-producer
Zev Foreman .... executive producer
Ted Fox .... executive producer
George Furla .... producer
Gus Furla .... co-producer
James Gibb .... associate producer
Brett Granstaff .... executive producer
Brandon Grimes .... co-producer
Anthony Gudas .... executive producer
Richard Jackson .... producer
Corey Large .... executive producer
Jenn Lee .... executive producer
Fredrik Malmberg .... executive producer
Stepan Martirosyan .... executive producer
Vance Owen .... co-executive producer
Matthew Rhodes .... producer
Jeff Rice .... executive producer
Scott Robinson .... supervising producer
Kevin Robl .... executive producer
Jess Rosenthal .... executive producer
Brian Sacks .... co-executive producer
William B. Steakley .... line producer
Mark Stewart .... executive producer
Daniel Wagner .... executive producer
Stan Wertlieb .... executive producer
Original Music by
Trevor Morris 
Cinematography by
Christopher Probst 
Film Editing by
Paul Harb 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Production Design by
Nathan Amondson 
Art Direction by
Frank Zito 
Set Decoration by
Monique Champagne 
Costume Design by
Mia Maddox 
Makeup Department
Karri Farris .... key makeup artist
Marcos Gonzales .... key hair stylist
Courtney Lether .... additional makeup artist
Robin Mathews .... makeup department head
Robin Mathews .... prosthetic makeup department head
Robin Mathews .... special makeup effects designer
Production Management
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
Tracey Landon .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brendon Breese .... second second assistant director
Grant Cramer .... second unit director
Rick Kelly .... first assistant director: second unit
Dan Lazarovits .... first assistant director
Steve Lonano .... assistant director
Tommy Martin .... second assistant director (as Tom Martin)
Art Department
Mike Barnard .... paint foreman
Pauline Boudreaux .... construction medic
Paulo DeFreitas Jr. .... storyboard artist
Eileen Dennehy .... set dresser
A.J. Hingle Jr. .... propmaker
John Edwin Howard .... props
Michael F. LeBlanc Jr. .... leadman
Scott Mobley .... carpenter
Troy Morgan .... storyboard artist
Scotty Morris .... set dresser
Jessica Navran .... assistant art director
Dave Quinlan .... set dresser
John Richoux .... set dresser
Andrew Wert .... property master
Greg White .... set dresser
Matt Zaff .... additional set dresser
Niko Zahlten .... on-set dresser
Tony Ziegler .... set dresser
Sound Department
Jimmy 'Coach' Armstrong .... boom operator
David Barber .... sound re-recording mixer
David Barber .... supervising sound editor
Gonzalo Espinoza .... supervising adr editor
Sean Gray .... sound effects editor
James Hyde .... adr recordist
David Kitchens .... foley artist
David Kitchens .... sound supervisor
Nick Kray .... adr mixer
Jamey Osborne .... sound utility
Richard Schexnayder .... sound mixer
Ken Skoglund .... sound effects editor
Gonzalo Espinoza .... foley artist (uncredited)
Gonzalo Espinoza .... supervising foley editor (uncredited)
Ken Skoglund .... sound designer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robert Benavidez .... special effects technician
Adam Cambre .... special effects coordinator
Andrew Carlson .... special effects assistant
Donnie Dean .... special effects foreman
Jonathan Dunn .... special effects foreman
Skylar Gorrell .... special effects technician
Justin B. Johnson .... special effects technician
Matt Kutcher .... special effects supervisor
Brad Manis .... special effects technician
James Parsons .... special effects technician
Alexis Payment .... effects office coordinator
Monica Reilly .... special effects technician
Kyle A. Wasserman .... special effects technician
Robert G. Willard .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Sonya Ballas .... vfx coordinator
August Coleman .... digital compositor
Sean Findley .... visual effects producer
Jonathan Jelkin .... visual effects artist
Nate Jess .... visual effects supervisor (as Nathan Jess)
Tyson Karl .... digital artist
Syam Sundar Karumathil .... digital compositor
Matthew T. Lynn .... visual effects artist
Daniel McCue .... digital compositor
Cris Meira .... compositor
Cris Meira .... visual effects artist
Troy Morgan .... visual effects supervisor
Parthiban Rajram .... visual effects lead
Scott Rose .... compositor
Kenny Roy .... visual effects
Vivian Wei .... compositor: Post Mango
Stanton Barrett .... utility stunts
Gary Baxley .... stunts
Hunter Baxley .... stunt performer
Randy Beckman .... stunts
Tim Bell .... stunts
Chad Bowman .... utility stunts
Sean Paul Braud .... stunts
Chelsea Bruland .... utility stunts
Chris Bryant .... stunt double
Mark Chadwick .... stunts
Chris Daniels .... stunts
Nick Epper .... stunt double: Vincent D'Onofrio
Jeff Galpin .... stunt performer
Christopher Guy Grant .... stunts (as Christopher Grant)
Regis Harrington .... stunt performer
Ben Jensen .... stunt rigger
Keone Kim .... utility stunts
Rose Leiker .... stunt double
Jake Lombard .... stunt rigging coordinator
Brian Oerly .... stunts
Chuck Picerni Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Tracy E. Thomas .... stunt double: Josh Duhamel
Matt Thompson .... stunt performer
Todd Warren .... stunts
Stuart F. Wilson .... stunt double: Bruce Willis
Eddie Yansick .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Austin Alward .... additional first assistant camera
Samuel Barill .... digital utility
Autumn Boh .... first assistant camera: second unit
Victor Brunette .... hd video assist
Alex Clark .... camera operator
Jarrid Clinkinbeard .... rigging gaffer
Brandon Dauzat .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark Shane Davis .... key grip
Steve Dietl .... still photographer
Brigitte Faucheaux .... playback operator
Sean P. Fickert .... key rigging grip
Gonzalo Gonzalez .... best boy electric
Christian Hardy .... grip
Brad Heiner .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Charles 'Tom' Hinson .... key grip
John C. Hoffler Jr. .... second assistant camera
Drew Langhart .... camera operator: EPK
Lisa Long .... second assistant camera: splinter unit
Tony Martin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Chris McGuire .... gaffer: splinter unit
Robert Morrison .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Mike Nami Jr. .... best boy: grip
Nick Nicolay .... grip
Robert S. Nielsen .... lighting technician
Craig Nix .... technocrane operator
Allen Parks .... gaffer
Frank Parrish .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jared W. Petticrew .... dolly grip
Jared W. Petticrew .... grip
Keith Pokorski .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Quebedeaux .... grip
Doug Schwartz .... additional camera operator
Rob Skuse .... grip
Stephanie Sousa .... electrician
Stephanie Sousa .... lighting technician
Michael Stumpf .... Steadicam operator
Michael Stumpf .... camera operator
Jeffery J. Tufano .... additional camera operator
Trevor Tufano .... additional second assistant camera
Charles B. Walker .... electrician
Reuben Wilder .... electrician
Reuben Wilder .... generator operator
Franz Wise .... electrician
Trenton McRae .... electrician (uncredited)
Ryan Wilmott .... assistant camera: RC Aerials (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jay DeFelice .... extras casting director
Ryan Glorioso .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kasey C. Bazil .... key set costumer
Christy Hebert Crouch .... costume supervisor
Megan Richardson .... costume assistant
Megan Richardson .... wardrobe assistant
Dusty Wilson .... set costumer
Lisa Magee .... seamstress (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Seth Clark .... additional editor
Michael Eaves .... digital intermediate colorist
David B. Hall .... assistant editor: New Orleans
Taylor Mahony .... digital intermediate editor
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... digital intermediate editor
Music Department
Mike Burns .... music supervisor
Joe Conte .... composer: additional music
Todd Haberman .... composer: additional music
Laura Katz .... music clearance and licensing
Phil McGowan .... scoring mixer
Michael John Mollo .... composer: additional music
Trevor Morris .... conductor
J. Christopher Nye .... music score technical advisor
Leonard Rogowski .... composer: additional music
Andy Ross .... music co-ordinator
Russell Stuart .... composer: additional music
Transportation Department
Skip Barbay .... transportation co-captain
Richard Brown .... picture car captain
John DeVay .... transportation coordinator
Earl R. Hurst Sr. .... transportation captain
Steven Willhoite .... production van driver
Doug Wilson .... picture car coordinator
June Wischler .... driver
Other crew
Robert Abramoff .... production legal
Jax Baker .... assistant production coordinator
Rebecca Barone .... office production assistant
Roy Barrios .... set medic
Butchie Beverly .... location assistant (as James 'Butchie' Beverly)
Butchie Beverly .... on set locations
Preston Bishop .... stand-in: Julian McMahon
Katie Calhoon .... location manager
Lisa M. Calhoun .... production assistant
Remington Chase .... aerial coordinator
Remington Chase .... helicopter pilot
Jarred Coates .... electronic press kit
Dustin Coffey .... additional voice
Dustin Coffey .... walla artist
Grant Cramer .... production executive: Envision Entertainment
Alan Crawford .... location assistant
Alex D'Lerma .... additional voice
Christian de Gallegos .... international distribution
Brittney Diez .... production assistant
Chelsea Donison .... production assistant
Meg Dudley .... producers asssistant
Danielle Fischer .... payroll accountant
Pamela B. Green .... creative director: titles
Michael Hayes .... stand-in
Michael Hayes .... stand-in
Allison Hilder .... craft service assistant
Shelley Hinson .... key craft service (as Shelley Hatch)
Harrison Huffman .... production secretary
Erica Kram .... commentary coordinator
Daniel Kuzila .... production assistant
Brandi Lamarque .... second assistant accountant
Jerry Lambert .... key production accountant (as Jerrold W. Lambert)
Patrick Lane .... locations
Kris Leichtenberg .... assistant locations manager
Sean Lynn .... chef
Tim Martin .... production assistant
Aquiles Montalvo .... assistant location manager
Emily Morrow .... production coordinator
Nathan Mulligan .... office production assistant
Phillip Noorani .... assistant to producer
Jay William Osterman .... assistant to producer
Sandy Parker .... script supervisor
Natalie Patterson .... electronic press kit
Michael Pawlicki .... production assistant
Paige Pemberton .... location coordinator
Terri Rainha .... cast associate
Daniel Rbibo .... insurance services
Melissa Rosal .... production assistant
Rick Rosenthal .... production counsel
Diane Slattery .... unit publicist
Christopher Smith .... additional voice
Karen Strassman .... additional voice
Timothy C. Sullivan .... assistant to producer
Pam Trotter .... additional voice
Michael J. Urann .... post production supervisor
Aaron V. Williamson .... fitness trainer
Eric Scott Williamson .... production assistant
John T. Wilson Jr. .... stand-in: Bruce Willis
Charles M. Barsamian .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexuality
97 min | Taiwan:88 min
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Continuity: At the end of the film, when lieutenant Cella (Willis) and the officer Westlake (Bonnie Somerville) are removing from the clipboard the pictures of the Hagan's case, last picture that Westlake takes is the one of the man bold with beard. In the next sequence the picture is still there and is Cella the one that removes it out again.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 »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Decent Action Movie, 7 January 2013
Author: jerrywright15 from United States

Released August 31, 2012 by director David Barrett; starring Josh Duhamel, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis and Vincent D'Onofrio, among some other notable talent. Fire with Fire centers on a dedicated firemen (Duhamel) who witnesses a brutal double homicide at a convenience store. Managing to escape with a bullet in his arm he now holds the sole testimony that can put the violent crime lord (D'Onofrio) away for good. Matters become complicated when, while under witness protection, his life and the lives of everyone he holds dear are threatened. Realizing no matter what he does their lives will forever be in danger he forgoes marshal protection and takes the fight to the crime lord, using any means necessary to find and kill his adversary.

Fire with Fire, point blank, is a low end action film that doesn't pretend to be anything else. Sure, there is a love story thrown in there but only to give more reason for the violence and choices the protagonist makes. There is also a side story about a cop (Willis) forced to choose between his duties as a cop and his personal morals but unfortunately his actions never really play a part in the main plot, so it becomes inconsequential. Knowing this, you can't go in expecting a movie that will blow your socks off or even be that memorable after a few days. Although, with a pretty solid list of actors you also can't it expect to be a total failure.

I'm pretty happy to report that this movie is far from a failure but also far from a Mission Impossible II action flick, which is why I gave it a 5; smack dab in the middle. The acting by all actors involved is done well enough to help you believe and carry the story, especially by D'Onofrio, who gives you that cold but calculated killer feel. Duhamel does well as the action lead, plenty of practice with the Transformers films I'm sure.I will say, with Duhamel's character supposed to be this do right, save lives kind of guy, the script writers or Duhamel, didn't give his character that feeling of really struggling with the violent acts he had to commit. Sure, he showed the typical signs, like puking but other then that I just feel Duhamel didn't show the struggle the character felt internally.

Rosario Dawson was nice to watch as a female lead. Wasn't really a damsel in distress by any means and the film didn't focus on trying to rescue her from some evil captor, which is always refreshing.

The fighting choreography is well acted and fits with the feel of the film, a gritty, bar room brawl kind of fighting. Makeup is passable, with the blood, bullet holes in bodies and so on and so forth looking plenty realistic. A typical fast-paced, heart racing, blood pumping soundtrack is missing from the film, either that or I didn't notice it. There was only one noticeable action song in my opinion and it was towards the beginning, but I did not research its name.

The ending was, like any normal action movie, cliché and featured that iconic character phrase or saying that all action movie characters have, I believe his was "I need you to trust me. Do everything that I ask and I promise we'll survive this. Do you trust me?" The movie is relatively fast, so it does get right into the action and it is possible you will feel like your missing the meat of the movie but I don't feel it hurts this film too much because if it went on too much longer I think it would have hurt the film more then helped it, though a few more violent scenes from Duhamel and D'Onofrio to show what they were both really capable of would have been nice.

So as you can see the film's positives balance out with the negatives. There are not too many failures to make it bad and not too many successes to make it great, which is why its simply decent. If your a fan of D'Onofrio, who I enjoy on Criminal Intent, or Duhamel, who I've only watched on Transformers then you will enjoy this movie as the two get plenty of screen time. If you like Rosario Dawson or find her attractive you'll also like the film as she is prevalent for a good amount of time and has pg-13 sexual scenes as well. Action movie fans, with no real high expectations but who enjoy a simple plot with a bold protagonist will also enjoy this.

My last note is towards Bruce Willis and Curtis Jackson (50 Cent). If your looking for a Bruce Willis action film where he has plenty of acting time and kicks butt all day this is not the film as he plays no real significant character and is not shown often. Albeit he has one pretty neat fight sequence that lasts three to five seconds and is fun to watch. As for Curtis, I know many who enjoy his music but not so much his acting, though I will admit I enjoyed "Before I self Destruct". I'll tell you right now his total screen time is three minutes max and in those minutes he does decently well portraying his insignificant character. I actually laughed when I saw him on the cover of the movie poster as he literally is no part of this film other then a gun seller, I assume it was for whatever publicity.

Either way this movie gets a 5/5 from me. Watching it, not watching it either way it won't affect you negatively.

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