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Dead Fire (1997)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 19 July 1997
A group of convicts threaten a space station.


Robert Lee


Chris Hyde (as Christopher Hyde), Andrew McEvoy | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Cunningham ... Cal Brody
Monika Schnarre ... Kendall Black
Matt Frewer ... Max Durbin
C. Thomas Howell ... Tucker
Rachel Hayward ... Alexa Stant
Lucie Zednícková ... Celeste (as Lucie Zednickova)
Gerard Whelan Gerard Whelan ... Mathers
Robert Russell Robert Russell ... Holden
Jim Thorburn ... Danner
Milan Gargula Milan Gargula ... Earl
Richard Toth ... Gizmo
Petr Drozda Petr Drozda ... Salem Jones
Martin Hub Martin Hub ... Otto Klein
Karel Vávrovec Karel Vávrovec ... Pitt Digger (as Karel Vavrovec)
Dusan Hyska Dusan Hyska ... Rainey


The year is 2062. The Earth is no longer inhabitable and has been left in ruins. On-board the space station USS Legacy in orbit around Earth, the Earth's population are in suspended animation whilst the space station is under military control and scientists are working on a project to make Earth inhabitable again. After disobeying orders, trying to apprehend a out-of-control soldier on a rampage, tough soldier Captain Cal Brody is sentenced by his commanding officer, Colonel Alexa Stant, to guard the stasis chamber where the Earth's population is in suspended animation for 3 months. But the USS Legacy is taken over by criminal Max Durbin and a group of escaped convicts, who have been freed by Alexa from the prison colony on Earth and Alexa decides to help them. Cal sets out to stop Max and Alexa's scheme and believes he is the only man who can stop Max, who plans to use Cal's scientist girlfriend Kendall Foster experiment to make the Earth inhabitable again, by using the sun's rays to... Written by Daniel Williamson

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Canada | Czech Republic



Release Date:

19 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le vaisseau de l'enfer See more »

Filming Locations:

Milin, Czech Republic See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Cal Brody: Danner and that cantina worker needed bullets, not bullshit.
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Under Siege in space
19 November 2009 | by Jan StrydomSee all my reviews

DEAD FIRE is a lot like UNDER SIEGE, only DEAD FIRE takes place on a space station with an evil madman played by Matt Frewer that takes control of the station and plots to take over the world but there is only one man that stands in his way.

Basically if you watch this film today you'll forget about it tomorrow, it doesn't really have much going for it in terms of originality, if you've seen UNDER SIEGE you'll be able to predict how this film plays out, the only original part is that it plays off in space.

In terms of the acting leading man Colin Cunningham plays a typical action hero (nothing special there) Matt Frewer plays a typical villain thats hellbent on world domination and you can see he has fun doing it, and C. Thomas Howell is actually a good comedy relief.

In short its nothing special, see it once and after wards you won't really care to much about it.

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