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Ablaze (2001)

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An oil refinery blows up, causing a firestorm that threatens a hospital and everyone inside.

Director:

Jim Wynorski (as Jay Andrews)

Writer:

Steve Latshaw
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Bradley John Bradley ... Jack Thomas
Tom Arnold ... Wendell Mays
Ice-T ... Albert Denning
Amanda Pays ... Jennifer Lewis
Cathy Lee Crosby ... Elizabeth Sherman
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Stuart Ridgley
Edward Albert ... Mayor Phillips
Michael Dudikoff ... Daniels
Mary Jo Catlett ... Nurse Winslow
Richard Biggs ... Garrison
Christian Oliver ... Tim Vester
Michael Trucco ... Scott
William Zabka ... Curt Peters
Eric James Virgets Eric James Virgets ... Workman (as Eric-James Virgets)
Michael Cavanaugh ... Chief Sam Davis
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Storyline

Hoping to make a killing on the insurance money, oil refinery owner Wendell Mays decides to burn the place to the ground. His greed endangers the lives of the entire town as the fireball creates a spreading inferno threatens to engulf the entire city, and stretches the abilities of the fire department and the local hospital to their breaking points. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

"A firestorm of fiery action and scorching suspense!"

Genres:

Drama | Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for fire disaster/action and for language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mindi, played by Melissa Brasselle, says she will name her child either Rocky, if it's a boy, or Hayley, if it's a girl. In real life, Brasselle's nickname is Rocky and her daughter's name is Hayley. See more »

Goofs

A refinery worker is shown falling to his death with a night sky in shot, but the scene is in the daytime. It's clearly inserted from another film. See more »

Quotes

Jack Thomas: [answers phone] Station 19!
Dispatcher Harris: Captain Thomas, house fire in your district Westside Park. 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Possibly a child trapped inside.
Jack Thomas: Alright, send two wagons as backup! We'll break in first, tell them to stay the hell out of our way! We're ready to spray.
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Edited from City on Fire (1979) See more »

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I joined this board while late for work
8 April 2008 | by forums-59See all my reviews

just to warn everyone how bad this "film" is. Acting, directing, make up, script... I bet even the food served to the cast and crew on set made everyone sick.

The main plot and all of the sub plots suck. Nothing is logical, scenes are re-used, and mistakes are everywhere. Here are some examples from the first 30 minutes of the film:

The bad guys "get away" car loses its' front bumper in a crash and then regains it. The power cord leading to the rotating red light on top of the cop car switches from inside to outside the door frame in milliseconds.

The actor in the first fire stunt is so covered with protective gel he looks like "grease man." A ranging fire starts inside a bedroom so fast that only gallons of gasoline could have been responsible. A plastic toy kangaroo survives the blazing inferno for at least 10 minutes while only inches from the flames. The "firemen" all run into the inferno without masks, oxygen, or even gloves. Then they stroll about perfectly upright throughout the blazing structure as without a care in the world. One actor falls down and barely bumps his head and then everyone expects him to die. Which he does, but only after a twenty minute death bed confession.

It goes on and on and on. See how many you can spot.

So bad it is almost funny

I have to turn off the TV and go to work now, thank God.

Mike


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuoco sulla città See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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