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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 / ... 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're still playing with fire. [series 2] See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

FX Networks

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (USA) See more »

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Rescue Me See more »

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Trivia

The show was inspired, in part, by real events. Denis Leary, in common with his character, had a cousin who died while on the job. He was killed in a fire in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1999. See more »

Goofs

In Season 1, Tommy's wife Janet asks his brother Johnny how "Jenny" and the kids are. But in Season 3, when his then ex-wife does appears, her name is "Angie". See more »

Quotes

Tommy Gavin: Listen, you can meet a guy's ex-girlfriend in a bar and feel her up.
Kenny Lou: Yes.
Tommy Gavin: You can be in a bar, meet a guy's ex-wife, and?
Kenny Lou: [makes circular gestures on his chest] Titty action.
Tommy Gavin: Titty action. You can even grab his sister's ass while the guy is in the same bar.
Kenny Lou: Yes you could.
Tommy Gavin: And it would all fall under the giant unbrella rule of, "Sorry, I was drunk."
Kenny Lou: Like Visa and Mastercard, accepted the world over.
Tommy Gavin: In fact, that's why the rule was invented all those years ago, by the... Romans?
Kenny Lou: Earlier than that...
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.107 (2012) See more »

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by Queen ft. David Bowie
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Rescue Me
16 May 2006 | by MMcMahon-5See all my reviews

Never has a show given so much to the viewer; drama, comedy, suspense, this show is the best thing to happen to television in years. I myself serve in the military and understand what it means to put a uniform on and defend the innocent and helpless. Dennis Leary was already a genius in my book; yet again he tops his past projects. I've read about his cousin (firefighter) passing away in a fire, so it seems that Mr. Leary takes this project very personnel. That desire to do well has enabled him to create the most enjoyable show I've ever seen. I just got my hands on season 2 and have barely done anything else but watch it. Do yourself a favor and tune it next time it airs. You won't be disappointed.


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