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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 save us. But who saves them? See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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Official Sites:

FX Networks

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asema 62 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 »

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Janet Gavin: [She and Sheila are sitting in the kitchen of the firehouse looking at one another and texting insults between them. About one particular text from Sheila] You spelled it wrong.
Sean Garrity: [He later comes in and glances down at Janet's cell phone, which still has the misspelled word on the screen] What's a "cunf"?
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Referenced in Innocent (2005) See more »

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Under Pressure
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More on the great casting
1 January 2005 | by smeghead-14See all my reviews

Just to expand upon the comments by Dr-RJP, I wanted to comment on the great casting in Rescue Me. I was recently watching Denis Leary's movie The Ref (also starring Kevin Spacey) and recognized at least two of the actors from Rescue Me in the movie, in small roles. Obviously Denis Leary believes in loyalty and attempts to surround himself with familiar people when given the chance to cast his own show. This is also evidenced by the recently-released Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary, in which he pays homage to Lenny Clarke, who plays Tommy's uncle Teddy in Rescue Me and was also an integral character in Denis' short-lived ABC series "The Job". Anyone who enjoys Denis Leary's brand of humour should watch "The Ref" - it's an under-appreciated comedic gem and a great Christmas movie as well!


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