A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Although he portrays Granite Mountain Hotshot Grant McKee in the movie, actor Samuel Quinn in reality is 7 years older than the real hotshot. See more »
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 »
I've had to learn to live my life without needing you, and now you're pissed at me?
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The opening logos are tinted a fiery orange. See more »
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 »