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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:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Veteran parachutist Keith Perepelkin died after his main chute failed during a stunt where he jumped from a helicopter onto " Squamish Chief" in British Columbia, Canada. The stunt was performed in violation of the Canadian filming permit. See more »

Goofs

As the chainsaw pierces the windscreen of the car, a bracket is visible on the tip of the saw. In the next shot it is no longer present. 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

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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William Forsythe rocks
2 April 2007 | by ghostman16See all my reviews

firestorm is a cliffhanger type thriller starring Howie Long as Jesse Graves a heroic fire fighter who is up against a group of escaped convicts led by the Psycotic Randell who has kidnapped a bird watcher played by Suzi Amis and has caused a giant fire that is turning into a firestorm.now Jesse must now save the hostage stop the fire and take care of Randell. firestorm is quite a fun little thriller Howie Long was quite a good hero shame he didn't make anymore action films after this.William Forsythe was absolutely brilliant as the main bad guy Randell William normally plays decent bad guys anyway like in out for justice and stone cold.even Scott Glenn is in it. to end the review firestorm is a well made action thriller a bit clichéd but still cool 7 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Gross USA:

$8,165,212

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,165,212
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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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