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Firestorm (1998)

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Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the ... See full summary »

Director:

Dean Semler

Writer:

Chris Soth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Howie Long ... Jesse
Scott Glenn ... Wynt
William Forsythe ... Shaye
Suzy Amis ... Jennifer
Christianne Hirt ... Monica
Garwin Sanford ... Pete
Sebastian Spence ... Cowboy
Michael Greyeyes ... Andy
Barry Pepper ... Packer
Vladimir Kulich ... Karge
Tom McBeath ... Loomis
Benjamin Ratner ... Wilkins
Jonathon Young ... Sherman
Chilton Crane ... Tina's Mom
Robyn Driscoll Robyn Driscoll ... Tina's Dad
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Storyline

Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to recover thirty-seven million dollars in stashed loot.

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Taglines:

Fight fire with fire.

Genres:

Thriller | Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tormenta de fuego See more »

Filming Locations:

Castaic, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,849,308, 11 January 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,041,665, 8 February 1998
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS (uncredited)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally set up at the now defunct Savoy Pictures. When Savoy had the project, the film was going to be more epic in scale, with comprehensive visual and computer effects. Savoy offered Sylvester Stallone $20 million to star, and he accepted. However, the studio went broke before the film was made. Twentieth Century Fox picked up the script from "turnaround" and changed it into a smaller, more intimate film with a $30 million budget. See more »

Goofs

When Jessie and Jennifer parachute together, a cable can be seen holding her to him. See more »

Quotes

Shaye: In case you haven't noticed... we're not firemen.
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Soundtracks

Cat People (Putting Out the Fire)
Written by Giorgio Moroder / David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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"...Canadian Firefighters, eh!"
8 August 1999 | by metlmikeSee all my reviews

This movie was fun! Plain, simple, stupid fun! If you take it any other way of course it's going to become an awful movie in every aspect.

I think everyone has said their piece about this film but I'd have to say the most notable scene in the entire movie, the one scene that had me laughing my head off, was when the bad guys pretended to be Canadian Fire-fighters. I live in Canada and I'll guarantee we don't talk like that! It was definitely a funny scene, worth renting just for that scene alone! HAHAHA....


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