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Only the Brave (2017)

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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.

Director:

Joseph Kosinski

Writers:

Sean Flynn (based on the GQ article "No Exit" by), Ken Nolan | 1 more credit »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Brolin ... Eric Marsh
Miles Teller ... Brendan McDonough
Jeff Bridges ... Duane Steinbrink
Jennifer Connelly ... Amanda Marsh
James Badge Dale ... Jesse Steed
Taylor Kitsch ... Christopher MacKenzie
Andie MacDowell ... Marvel Steinbrink
Geoff Stults ... Travis Turbyfill
Alex Russell ... Andrew Ashcraft
Thad Luckinbill ... Scott Norris
Ben Hardy ... Wade Parker
Scott Haze ... Clayton Whitted
Jake Picking ... Anthony Rose
Scott Foxx Scott Foxx ... Travis Carter
Dylan Kenin ... 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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The story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Despite playing hotshot Travis Turbyfill in the film, actor Geoff Stults is 9 years older than the hotshot he portrayed. See more »

Goofs

Further to the helicopter registration comment that US registrations are 5 or fewer characters after the N, the 0 after the N in N0312DF is invalid. The first character after the N (or after NC, NX, etc. for old registrations) must be a digit 1 - 9. See more »

Quotes

Duane Steinbrink: I know you boys are looking for sympathy. You'll find that in the dictionary somewhere between shit and syphilis.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The film's IMAX release presented the film open-matte, at an aspect ratio of 1.90:1, meaning there was more picture information visible in the top and bottom of the frame than in normal theaters and on home video. See more »

Connections

Featured in Behind the Brotherhood: The Characters (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Gonna Hold On
Written by George Jones and Earl 'Peanutt' Montgomery (as Montgomery Earl)
Performed by George Jones and Tammy Wynette
Courtesy of Columbia Records Nashville by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A different kind of movie which after seeing you realize that you are glad you saw it.
27 January 2018 | by delightful-lifeSee all my reviews

Fire fighting is something which we thing we know and in a way its not rocket science. So I was not expecting much from this movie.

It shows the journey of how a local fire fighting crew work up to become an Elite team that protects the inhabitants of a wide area.

The unpredictability of the fire and the kind of personality that a person needs to even be doing this job is what we see throughout. Its 2hrs 14mins, but I didn't realize how fast the time flew. The story was just so beautiful, and flowed meticulously.

Do watch it, whatever your tastes are, you definitely won't regret it.

Thanks for reading.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Exit See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,002,665, 22 October 2017

Gross USA:

$18,343,983

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,351,322
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Mainland China Cut Version)

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Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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