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Burn (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 22 April 2012 (USA)
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A documentary about Detroit told through the eyes of firefighters charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead.
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Credited cast:
Donald Austin ... Self
Brendan Doogie Milewski ... Self
Craig Dougherty ... Self
Terrell Hardaway Terrell Hardaway ... Self
Dennis Hunter Dennis Hunter ... Self
Dave Miller ... Self
Chris Palm Chris Palm ... Self
Dave Parnell ... Self
Jeff Shea Jeff Shea ... Tattoo artist
Jeff Urbas Jeff Urbas ... Self


The city of Detroit, Michigan has been in severe decline in recent decades. Among the resulting problems is the dramatic rise of fires in a decaying urbanscape of abandoned buildings that seems to have no future. This film profiles the lives and trials of the personnel of the Detroit Fire Department, who are on the front line of this taxing battle. Facing constant emergencies in the face of shrinking budgets, the firefighters of Detroit are to determined to protect the city as best they can, whatever the cost. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit




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Detroit has, per capita, one of the highest arson and fire rates of any city in the world. See more »


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Excellent - Inspiring, Emotional
15 November 2012 | by rlgladdingSee all my reviews

Detroit needs our help. This is a must-see real life documentary that takes you into a local Detroit Fire Station for an entire year. You will also be taken right into actual fires throughout the city. Although it focuses only on Detroit, similar fire departments across the country are going through the same thing. If you are a firefighter, know a firefighter, or you just want to see an emotional, informative, funny, inspiring documentary then you must see this. Well worth it, I have seen it twice already. Although it is not a lot of theaters across the country, check their website because they are usually in a different town certain days. If you haven't seen it already I highly recommend it.

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Release Date:

22 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burn: One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA


Box Office


$225,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,970, 11 November 2012

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Apostle, TBVE See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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