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Ablaze (2001)

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An oil refinery blows up, causing a firestorm that threatens a hospital and everyone inside.

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Jim Wynorski (as Jay Andrews)

Writer:

Steve Latshaw
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Bradley John Bradley ... Jack Thomas
Tom Arnold ... Wendell Mays
Ice-T ... Albert Denning
Amanda Pays ... Jennifer Lewis
Cathy Lee Crosby ... Elizabeth Sherman
Pat Harrington Jr. ... Stuart Ridgley
Edward Albert ... Mayor Phillips
Michael Dudikoff ... Daniels
Mary Jo Catlett ... Nurse Winslow
Richard Biggs ... Garrison
Christian Oliver ... Tim Vester
Michael Trucco ... Scott
William Zabka ... Curt Peters
Eric James Virgets Eric James Virgets ... Workman (as Eric-James Virgets)
Michael Cavanaugh ... Chief Sam Davis
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Storyline

Hoping to make a killing on the insurance money, oil refinery owner Wendell Mays decides to burn the place to the ground. His greed endangers the lives of the entire town as the fireball creates a spreading inferno threatens to engulf the entire city, and stretches the abilities of the fire department and the local hospital to their breaking points. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

"A firestorm of fiery action and scorching suspense!"

Genres:

Drama | Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for fire disaster/action and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuoco sulla città See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The car chase scene at the beginning of the film was actually taken from the film Striking Distance (1993). See more »

Goofs

A refinery worker is shown falling to his death with a night sky in shot, but the scene is in the daytime. It's clearly inserted from another film. See more »

Quotes

Jack Thomas: [answers phone] Station 19!
Dispatcher Harris: Captain Thomas, house fire in your district Westside Park. 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Possibly a child trapped inside.
Jack Thomas: Alright, send two wagons as backup! We'll break in first, tell them to stay the hell out of our way! We're ready to spray.
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Edited from Striking Distance (1993) See more »

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movie stunk
28 February 2004 | by srsp24See all my reviews

I felt this movie did a major ripoff of several good movies and T.V. shows. The big car chase scene in the beginning is from "Striking Distsints". I felt like I was ripped off by the writers of this movie. The acting was terrible at best. I also felt that this movie was poor showing of what firefighters do in the real world. I think that the writers should never be aloud to write again. The only good thing about this movie in when it ends. I also felt the movie was slow to progress. The special effects left something to desire.


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