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Point of Origin (2002)

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

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Cast

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Point of Origin See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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Fire cop or fire bug?
30 June 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

"Point of Origin" takes the viewer into the life of a workaholic top Los Angeles arson investigator (Liotta) who is married with children, having some extracurricular activity on the side, writing a book, and investigating a serial arson case. Jeesh, talk about burning the candle at both ends! On the upside, this HBO product has a promising plot with some twisty-turny stuff. However, pinched at the end, fraught with plot holes, and cluttered with surreal visual effects, "Point of Origin" is likely to ignite little interest beyond that of the wayward channel surfer.


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