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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
A dose of Reality, 5 December 2004

I still can't understand why a film that depicts reality such as this would be banned anywhere. Let's face it, violence, hate and racism are facts of life, and if anything may change a mind or two its seeing something like this, a film that show's one the fruition of such actions.

Russell Crowe's performance was splendid as usual. He had me convinced that he was Hando. To this day I believe that Hando did exist mostly due to the convincing nature of Crowe's performance. He has proved time and time again that he can take on most any persona and make us believe he is that being.

Although Hando was a disturbing character, his intelegence and sense of loyalty to his comrads was very evident. He was a born leader. It's just too bad his attributes were not used toward a more moral existence. He would have gone far, however I do believe that in this day and age a subject with such charisma would be singled out and shot, just like JFK or Martin Luther King.

1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
A dose of Reality, 5 December 2004

I still can't understand why a film that depicts reality such as this would be banned anywhere. Let's face it, violence, hate and racism are facts of life, and if anything may change a mind or two its seeing something like this, a film that shows one the fruition of such actions.

Russell Crowe's performance was splendid as usual. He had me convinced that he was Hando. To this day I believe that Hando did exist mostly due to the convincing nature of Crowe's performance. He has proved time and time again that he can take on most any persona and make us believe he is that being.

Although Hando was a disturbing character, his intelligence and sense of loyalty to his comrades was very evident. He was a born leader. It's just too bad his attributes were not used toward a more moral existence. He would have gone far, however I do believe that in this day and age a subject with such charisma would be singled out and shot, just like JFK or Martin Luther King.

43 out of 57 people found the following review useful:
Best New Show on TV, 18 August 2004

Kudos to Dennis Leary! As a firefighter coming from a long line of firefighters, we have found this show to be the most true to life and accurate depiction of what its like to be in emergency services. This show is not sanitized as some have been in the past. Boy would I love to sit down and share some battle stories with Leary! Call me baby!

But seriously. I have saved every episode on my TIVO! We are going to have a firefighters party, invite the whole station and view the first season at once. Leary has done such a great job with this show right down to the casting. I hope it lasts for many seasons.

Bridgid