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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

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

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

Shaye: Hey smoke jumper... you still alive?
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Connections

Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #1.48 (2015) 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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Better Than Anticipated
13 May 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is kind of a Class B action film and it stars an ex-pro football player (Howie Long) making his debut in the movies. Because of that, I didn't expect much.

I was surprised. It's actually a good adventure story and Long was capable in his acting. He was aided by three fine actors who usually are interesting in whatever roles they play: Scott Glenn, Suzy Amis and William Forstyhe. Glenn is the best-known of the three but had the least lines in here. Forsythe was good at playing what he does best: the nasty villain.

This movie was also well-filmed with some nice closeup and camera angles. The only complaints were some dopey dialog in spots and a little too much profanity in spots. Otherwise, for a no-name movie starring a rookie actor it was better than I anticipated.


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