Fact-based drama about an arson investigator (Ray Liotta) searching for the perpetrator of a string of deadly fires in 1980s California.

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Matthew Tabak
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... John Orr / Aaron Stiles
John Leguizamo ... Keith Lang
Colm Feore ... Mike Matassa
Cliff Curtis ... Mike Camello
Bai Ling ... Wanda Orr
Illeana Douglas ... Kate
Ronny Cox ... Chief Gray
Mike Camello Mike Camello ... Glen Lucero
Nora Zehetner ... Trish
Sophia Bush ... Carrie Orr
Sandra Lee Gimpel ... Stella Cove (as Sandy Gimpel)
Miles Schneider Miles Schneider ... Kenny
Ingrid Rogers ... Ambria
Maree Cheatham ... Gabby Finn
Graham Beckel ... Clarence Hyde
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Fact-based drama about an arson investigator (Ray Liotta) searching for the perpetrator of a string of deadly fires in 1980s California.

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When fire becomes an obsession... truth becomes stranger than fiction.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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During filming in the hardware store set, located behind Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel, a special effects technician suffered first and second degree burns over 40 percent of his body. See more »

Goofs

As Liotta's character enters the hardware store at the beginning of the movie, the shield on his fire helmet has the titles "Captain" and "Arson" in inset leather panels (04:25). After he holds the child's neck (04:45), the camera pulls back and shows the titles printed on the helmet shield. See more »

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Worth a watch
22 June 2002 | by oceanmystSee all my reviews

Good story. Starts out strong but weakens along the way.

Once you find out who is setting the fires, there's not much more to keep your interest. Of course it goes back and forth as to who is really the guilty party but..it gets kind of dull.


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English

Release Date:

22 June 2002 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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