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PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 20 October 2017 (USA)
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Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eric Marsh
... Brendan McDonough
... Duane Steinbrink
... Amanda Marsh
... Jesse Steed
... Christopher MacKenzie
... Marvel Steinbrink
... Travis Turbyfill
... Andrew Ashcraft
... Scott Norris
... Wade Parker
... Clayton Whitted
... Anthony Rose
Scott Foxx ... Travis Carter
... Robert Caldwell
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Storyline

In 2007 Prescott, Arizona, Eric Marsh of the Prescott Fire Department is frustrated fighting forest fires when the Type 1 or "Hotshot" front line forest fire fighting crews from afar overrule his operational suggestions to his area's sorrow. To change that, Marsh gets approval from the Mayor to attempt to organize an unprecedented certified municipal-based Hotshot crew for Prescott. To that end, Marsh needs new recruits, which includes the young wastrel, Brendan McDonough, to undergo the rigorous training and qualification testing for the most dangerous of fire fighting duty. Along the way, the new team meets the challenge and the hailed Granite Mountain Hotshots are born. In doing so, all the men, especially McDonough, are changed as new experience and maturity is achieved in fire-forged camaraderie. All this is put to the test in 2013 with the notorious Yarnell Hill Fire that will demand efforts and sacrifices no one can ignore. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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It's Not What Stands In Front Of You, It's Who Stands Beside You

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some sexual references, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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20 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Granite Mountain  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,002,665, 22 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,340,051, 28 January 2018
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Trivia

Although actor Ryan Jason Cook portrays William Warneke a 25 year old Granite Mountain Hotshot who tragically lost his life at that age, the actor portraying him is 4 years older then him in real life. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scenes the helicopter refills from a nearby swimming pool, but when they release the water over the fire, it comes out muddy. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Marsh: You got something to say to me before you walk out that door?
Eric Marsh: Well, I guess I said some shit last night I shouldn't have.
Amanda Marsh: Yeah. You did. Why?
Eric Marsh: Because.
Amanda Marsh: Because what?
Eric Marsh: 'Cause... you're smarter than I am, especially when we squabble. And it pisses me off.
Amanda Marsh: Well, I can appreciate that.
Eric Marsh: I bet you can.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits roll the real Granite Mountain Hotshots are shown along with the actors who portrayed them. See more »

Connections

Featured in Honoring the Heroes: The True Stories (2018) See more »

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Even Flow
Written by Eddie Vedder and Stone Gossard
Performed by Pearl Jam
Courtesy of Epic Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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WOW! Definitely an emotional roller coaster
19 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Having fought wild land fires in Bastrop, TX and being in similar situations as this movie depicted, it was definitely personally emotional.

I laughed, I cried, but at the end I but walked out speechless... The last 45 minutes of this film had me on the edge of my seat. The way all the characters have a special personal touch to them makes this film all more special! I wont spoil the movie, but bring a tissue box, the ending had me in all the feels!


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