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Rescue Me 

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Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men.
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Denis Leary ...  Tommy Gavin 93 episodes, 2004-2011
Michael Lombardi ...  Mike Silletti 93 episodes, 2004-2011
Steven Pasquale ...  Sean Garrity 93 episodes, 2004-2011
Andrea Roth ...  Janet Gavin 93 episodes, 2004-2011
John Scurti ...  Kenneth 'Lou' Shea 93 episodes, 2004-2011
Daniel Sunjata ...  Franco Rivera 93 episodes, 2004-2011
Callie Thorne ...  Sheila Keefe 93 episodes, 2004-2011
Natalie Distler ...  Colleen Gavin / ... 64 episodes, 2004-2011
James McCaffrey ...  Jimmy Keefe 56 episodes, 2004-2011
Robert John Burke ...  Mickey Gavin / ... 54 episodes, 2004-2011
Lenny Clarke ...  Uncle Teddy 53 episodes, 2004-2011
Adam Ferrara ...  Chief 'Needles' Nelson 50 episodes, 2006-2011
Larenz Tate ...  Bart 'Black Shawn' Johnston / ... 45 episodes, 2007-2011
Jack McGee ...  Chief Jerry Reilly 44 episodes, 2004-2007
Michael Zegen ...  Damien Keefe 42 episodes, 2004-2011
Tatum O'Neal ...  Maggie Gavin / ... 39 episodes, 2004-2011
Olivia Crocicchia ...  Katy Gavin / ... 39 episodes, 2004-2011
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Storyline

On 9/11 firefighter Tommy Gavin lost hundred of friends, including his cousin/best friend Jimmy as well as part of his soul and sanity. Three years later and his life is in shambles and an everyday struggle not to take a drink. Between spying on (& trying to get back with) his separated wife and 3 kids, the growing sexual tension between him and Jimmy's widow, his father and uncle's erratic behavior and the antics of his crew, Tommy's (Irish) anger and need to drink is at a tipping point - and now his survivor's guilt is making him see and talk to dead people, particularly his cousin Jimmy. All these personal demons are threatening what he holds most dear - the inherent courage and pride it means to be a member of the perpetual boy's club of the F.D.N.Y. Written by Luke_Was_A_Terrorist

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They save us. But who saves them? See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Jack McGee (Chief Jerry) was a real-life FDNY firefighter in the Bronx, before moving to Hollywood to become an actor. See more »

Goofs

In Season 1, Tommy's Father states he is 72-years-old and can take care of himself. But in Season 3, at his birthday party he is turning 83. See more »

Quotes

Damien: [Last line of season six] You did this to me, Tommy Gavin!
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C'Mon, C'Mon
Theme Song (2004-?)
Written by Jason Stollsteimer
Performed by The Von Bondies
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My secret evil plan...catch every episode
18 March 2005 | by artechno7See all my reviews

I heard about this show and since I come from NY/NJ and from an Irish catholic family of firemen, of course, I'm watching this. It's authentic, it's gritty, not pretty, but then, you don't know firemen - they're running into burning buildings when everybody else is running out, and are a breed unto themselves, an essence that Leary and Co. have captured.

So, if you ever have an opportunity to go to a 'wetdown' or a fundraiser (See Bayhead NJ crabfest in Aug. -" If you don't' come to our fundraiser, we ain't coming to your fire" )- you see real men, some of them boneheads, some of them rocket scientists, but always for real. This very edgy drama and esp. Leary's character shows the dark side, and his 'secret evil plan' instead of whitewashing every guy as a hero, as competent or even, sober. I love that the moral center keeps shifting underneath their feet, just as in real life. There's a million stories in the Naked City, and "Rescue Me" could tell them all.

I've been waiting for a show like this to come along because I practically grew up in a firehouse, and I know so did a million other kids in America. And, for those people who don't know any firemen, go adopt one or better yet, go volunteer.


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