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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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS (uncredited)| Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Graham Yost was the original scriptwriter, but the filmmakers changed his original material so much that he demanded his name be taken off the credits. See more »

Goofs

Jesse throws the chainsaw at the car with the chain running. Safeties on the saw would not allow the chain to continue to run without an operator holding it. See more »

Quotes

Packer: You ignorant son of a bitch! Why the hell were you shooting at him for? He was holding me up! You shot me in the arm, you psycho motherfucker! Cut me down, you selfish asshole, right now!
Shaye: With pleasure.
[shoots Packer]
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Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want to Change Your Mind
Written by James Kalamasz (uncredited) and Danny Kirsic (uncredited)
Courtesy of Promusic, Inc.
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Harmless really
12 January 2002 | by redkiwiSee all my reviews

One of those films that doesn't go anywhere, is predictable in what's going to happen, but at the same time, Firestorm is fairly harmless and one to watch with a delivered pizza.

Definitely TV movie fare - whether intentional or not.

A silly story of a felon who gets a forest fire started so he can escape with $27million. Kind of like Cliffhanger I suppose then, but without Stallone.

At least it had something going for it then.


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