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Fire with Fire (2012)

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A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against, after being held up at a local convenience store, threatens him.

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David Barrett

Writer:

Tom O'Connor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Duhamel ... Jeremy Coleman
Bruce Willis ... Mike Cella
Rosario Dawson ... Talia Durham
Vincent D'Onofrio ... David Hagan
50 Cent ... Lamar (as Curtis Jackson)
Julian McMahon ... Robert
Vinnie Jones ... Boyd
Arie Verveen ... Darren
Eric Winter ... Adam
Bonnie Somerville ... Karen Westlake
Richard Schiff ... Harold Gethers
Yohance Myles ... Deputy Parker
James Lesure ... Craig
Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson ... Wallace
Kevin Dunn ... Agent Calvin Mullens
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Storyline

After witnessing the brutal murders of a convenience store owner and his son, firefighter Jeremy Coleman barely escapes with his life. As he is forced to testify against the crime lord, Hagan, he is placed in the witness protection program under the watch of the U.S. Marshals. When his new identity becomes compromised Jeremy is forced to take an unexpected course of action in order to get his life back and save the lives of those he loves. Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2012 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Fogo Contra Fogo See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bruce Willis and Rosario Dawson previously appeared in Sin City (2005), though in different segments so they didn't share scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Jeremy is approaching the building to get into search Gether's office which is in California, the "Pan American Life" sign monument is clearly seen in the background. Pan American Life is headquartered in New Orleans. See more »

Quotes

Jeremy Coleman: I need you to trust me. Do everything that I ask and I promise we'll survive this. Do you trust me?
Talia Durham: Yes.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Set Up (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Blood On My Shoes
Performed by Herukhuti Ausar
Written by Terrance Hayes (ASCAP)
Produced by Omar Golzalez aka Badmouth
Courtesy of Spindella Music
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This fire went out
3 March 2014 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Fire with Fire is a dumb action film. The word DUMB needs to be emphasised.

Rookie writer Tom O'Connor must had won the lottery getting the film green-lit because it needed several more re-drafts. It is about a fireman Jeremy (Josh Duhamel) who witnesses a murder by an Aryan gang boss Hagan (Vincent D'Onofrio)and ends up in witness protection but Hagan is still able to get to him.

Hagan and his gang which features Englishman Vinnie Jones nearly kills his girlfriend and goes after his work colleagues. Jeremy decides to fight fire with fire and hunt Hagan down himself. Bruce Willis plays a cop trying to protect Jeremy.

The film The Exterminator from over 30 years ago had schlock, gory fun with the vigilante film conventions. This was just tedious, dull and stupid. People talk or go after their loved ones when they should be shooting bad guys. Duhamel is wooden, Willis has nothing to do, at least D'Onoforio hams it up suitably.


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