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A film about the dealings of a crew at a firehouse. The group is attacked by an assassin and eventually must accept that the firehouse is to be consolidated with a rescue unit.

Directors:

John McNaughton (as Alan Smithee), Alan Smithee

Writer:

Tom Fontana
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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Dean Anderson ... Lt. Michael Brooks
Lillo Brancato ... Gaetano Luvullo (as Lillo Brancato Jr.)
Morris Chestnut ... Andre
Edie Falco ... Kate Wilkinson
Skipp Sudduth ... Sy
Burt Young ... Chief Frank Shea
Dean Winters ... Nick Wilkinson
Gia Carides ... Charlotte Brooks
Ed Hodson Ed Hodson ... Fireman
Michael Imperioli ... Lt. O'Connell
Howard Safir Howard Safir ... Fire Commissioner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugene Ashe Eugene Ashe ... Doo Wop Singer
Firdous Bamji ... E.R. Doctor
Joe Brosi Joe Brosi ... Firefighter
Tandy Cronyn ... Female Victim
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A film about the dealings of a crew at a firehouse. The group is attacked by an assassin and eventually must accept that the firehouse is to be consolidated with a rescue unit.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A tűz harcosai See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Take a chance - it's an interesting flick
7 July 2001 | by morjanaSee all my reviews

What a dichotomy! Directed by Alan Smithee but written by Tom Fontana. Alan Smithee is the pseudonym for Directors who have asked to have their names removed from the Directing Credits of films. Alan Smithee films have usually have a noticeable, ah, bouquet about them.

However, Tom Fontana, is a well respected name for creating solid TV series and for his craft in writing.

Take a chance on this film. It is different. Some very solid performances by Richard Dean Anderson, Bert Young and Skip Sudduth (of Third Watch fame).

Also, a correction on the synopsis of the film by a previous reviewer. The movie concerns a New York City Fire Company, and the drama revolves around of the firemen being shot by a sniper.


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