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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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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 / ... 53 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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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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Drama | Comedy

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FX Networks

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asema 62 See more »

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According to Denis Leary Tommy's helmet has on it, along with all his back-up tools, a miniature toy of Diego the Sabretooth Tiger from the Ice Age film franchise. Leary voiced Diego. See more »

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Every ghost Tommy talks to throughout the series is as they were when they died except for his son Connor, who died as a young boy but whose somehow a young adult in the afterlife. See more »

Quotes

Angie: Oh no.
Tommy Gavin: What?
Angie: My ex. He's outside. I can't believe it, this guy won't let it go!
Tommy Gavin: How did he even know we were here?
Angie: I told you he follows me around.
Tommy Gavin: All right. I'm gonna put an end to this right now.
Angie: Tommy...
[Tommy gets up]
Angie: I'm telling you, Sebastian's crazy!
Tommy Gavin: His name is Sebastian?
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.107 (2012) See more »

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Under Pressure
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by Queen ft. David Bowie
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A great show
3 March 2005 | by gezquesterSee all my reviews

This show is really good; I'm not really into the whole fire-fighting thing, like how most kids want to be a fireman or a policeman when they grow up.

However, I took to this show and I think it's brilliant. The acting is really good and I love how the show centres around a guy who is obviously going through post traumatic stress. He somehow feels it's wrong and is unable to tell anyone the truth about what he is going through. He does not realise that post trauma stress and general stress are normal things that we as humans experience. I guess because he has the whole New York, tough guy image to uphold, he doesn't want to show any signs off weakness as it were by divulging information of his problems.

The show is just airing over here in the UK, so I am keen to see how it finishes.

It is real and it's nice to see a show that depicts what life is like in post 9/11 New York, especially for a fire fighter who was part of the rescue team on that day.

For whatever reasons 9/11 happened or whoever was behind it, the day has changed things, I know that I view life differently even now that it's years ago- it still seems like it was yesterday...


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