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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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  • Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination.
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John Orr / Aaron Stiles
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Keith Lang
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Mike Matassa
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Mike Camello
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Wanda Orr
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Kate
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Chief Gray
Mike Camello ...
Glen Lucero
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Trish
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Carrie Orr
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Stella Cove (as Sandy Gimpel)
Miles Schneider ...
Kenny
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Ambria
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Gabby Finn
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Clarence Hyde
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Marty
Glen Lucero ...
College Hills Fireman
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Mexican Woman (as Angela Alvardo)
Connie Ramirez ...
Mexican Friend
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Burn Victim
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A.J. Jackobowski (as Chris Kriesa)
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Lt. Tom Hines
Lisa Chang ...
Excuse Me Lady
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Waitress at Diner (as Madeleine Lindley)
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Lori Orr
Joe Colligan ...
Courtroom Lawyer
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Courtroom Reporter
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Task Force Officer
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Burn Victim #2
Laurie Walker ...
Juror (as Laura Coy)
Ryan B. Adams ...
ATF Agent Ryan (uncredited)
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Middle-Eastern Store Clerk (uncredited)
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Store Manager (uncredited)
Lynette Ruiz ...
Sketch Artist (uncredited)
Anne von Herrmann ...
Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Newton Thomas Sigel

Written by

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Matthew Tabak ... (written by)

Produced by

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Fred C. Caruso ... producer
John Herzfeld ... producer
Keri Selig ... co-producer

Music by

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John Ottman

Cinematography by

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Anthony G. Nakonechnyj ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Cindy Mollo

Editorial Department

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Matthew Crocker ... post-production assistant
Lisa Fruchtman ... consulting editor
Philip Harrelson ... post-production services
Pamela March ... assistant editor
Chris Miller ... post-production services
Lowell Rottenberg ... post-production coordinator
Dave Rowe ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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Lisa Beach
Sarah Katzman

Production Design by

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Michael Z. Hanan

Art Direction by

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Gregory Bolton

Set Decoration by

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Casey Hallenbeck

Makeup Department

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Greg Cannom ... special makeup effects artist
John Kim ... makeup effects technician
Mary Kim ... makeup effects production supervisor: Captive Audience Productions Inc.
Janet Moore ... key hair stylist
Mark Nieman ... silicone prosthetic technician: Captive Audience Productions
Keith VanderLaan ... makeup effects producer: Captive Audience Productions
Wesley Wofford ... prosthetic makeup department head

Production Management

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Robert Rothbard ... production manager
Greg Spence ... post-production supervisor (as Peter Spence)
Ellen Wolff ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Brent Clark ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Michael Q. Banks ... carpenter
Kenneth Bryant ... set dresser
Don Cinderella ... set dresser
Ray Conchado ... set dresser
Bryan Duff ... property master
Erin Fite ... set decoration buyer
Jane Kilkenny ... carpenter
Jeff Shewbert ... propmaker
Bennet Silver ... set dresser
Sharon Speller ... decorator painter
Stan Tropp ... set designer (credited as Set Designer with Michael Hanan Production Designer)
Chad Vachter ... on-set dresser
Robert Wilbanks ... plaster supervisor

Sound Department

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James Bailey ... foley artist
Brian Basham ... adr recordist
Joe Earle ... re-recording mixer
Steve Finnigan ... adr recordist
Sarah Payan ... sound editor
D. Chris Smith ... sound designer
Jon Title ... sound effects editor
Drew Webster ... sound recordist

Special Effects by

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Philip Bartko ... special effects foreman (as Phil Bartko)
Gary D'Amico ... special effects coordinator
David Domeyer ... special effects
Randy Fitzgerald ... special effects technician
Chris Jones ... special effects foreman
Neil Jones ... special effects assistant
Michael Kay ... special effects assistant
Jonathan Kombrinck ... special effects assistant
Brendon O'Dell ... special effects technician
Martin Simon ... special effects
Jake Valdez ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Linda Avitabile ... visual effects coordinator (as Linda McDonnell)
Kevin Baillie ... digital artist: The Orphanage
Patrick Clancey ... visual effects supervisor
Chris Clausing ... digital compositor
Chris Dawson ... motion control camera operator
Brian Flora ... digital matte supervisor: The Orphanage
Mark Intravartolo ... digital compositor
Jon-Marc Kortsch ... digital artist
Mark Lipsmeyer ... tracker: VisionArt/digital.art.media
Danny Mudgett ... digital compositor
Rocco Passionino ... digital effects supervisor
Chris Paxson ... motion control technician
Marc Sadeghi ... visual effects producer: The Orphanage
Chris B. Schnitzer ... motion control technician
James D. Tittle ... facility manager: digital.art.media

Stunts

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Chris Carnel ... stunts
Mark Chadwick ... stunts
Julian Forbes ... stunt driver
Jeremy Fry ... stunt double / stunt driver
Mike Gunther ... wire stunts coordinator
Clint Kale Jones ... stunt performer
Cheryl Lawson ... stunt actor
Larry Nicholas ... stunt double
Peewee Piemonte ... stunts
Casey Pieretti ... stunts
Bobby Porter ... stunt double
Eric Ryan ... utility stunts
Ray Siegle ... utility stunts
Mark Stefanich ... stunts
Clark Tucker ... stunt double: John Leguizamo
Aliza Washabaugh ... stunt double
Garrett Warren ... stunt double: Ray Liotta (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dwayne Barr ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Bryan Booth ... best boy electric
Bill Brao ... camera operator
Henry Cantor ... electrician
Mark Colicci ... assistant camera
Darryl Cowherd ... lighting technician
Randy Feemster ... camera operator
Dominik Feller ... rigging electrician
Julie Helton ... film loader
Daniel Hernandez ... electrician (as Danny Hernandez)
Dana Kilgore ... lighting console programmer
Todd England Nicodemus ... grip
Jennifer Perkins ... gaffer
Tony Rush ... key video assist operator
David A. Seekins ... assistant camera
Rafael Winer ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Christopher Gray ... extras casting (as Chris Gray)
Ron Lunceford ... extras casting assistant

Music Department

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P.J. Bloom ... music coordinator

Transportation Department

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George Brown ... driver: cast
Guy Merrick ... driver
Michael Merrick ... transportation coordinator
Charlie Ping ... driver

Other crew

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Paul Belenardo ... production accountant
Bob Corff ... voice teacher
Aundrea Hearn ... production associate
Chris Jensen ... creative consultant
Erin Kaufman ... production coordinator
Steven Krul ... assistant coordinator
Mark J. Levenstein ... production executive
Harvey Lowry ... operations manager: Captive Audience Productions Inc.
Adam Martin ... production assistant
Sue Meserve ... script supervisor: second unit
Deborah Ricketts ... archive researcher
Wells Rosales ... stand-in
Eric Ryan ... fire technical advisor
Jon Wallace ... production assistant

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines When fire becomes an obsession... truth becomes stranger than fiction. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • In the Heat of Fire (Europe, English title)
  • Au coeur des flammes (France)
  • Der Brandstifter (Germany)
  • Fuego intencionado (Spain)
  • Polttopisteessä (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 86 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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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