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Point of Origin (2002)

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Fact-based drama about an arson investigator (Ray Liotta) searching for the perpetrator of a string of deadly fires in 1980s California.

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Matthew Tabak
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... John Orr / Aaron Stiles
John Leguizamo ... Keith Lang
Colm Feore ... Mike Matassa
Cliff Curtis ... Mike Camello
Bai Ling ... Wanda Orr
Illeana Douglas ... Kate
Ronny Cox ... Chief Gray
Mike Camello Mike Camello ... Glen Lucero
Nora Zehetner ... Trish
Sophia Bush ... Carrie Orr
Sandra Lee Gimpel ... Stella Cove (as Sandy Gimpel)
Miles Schneider Miles Schneider ... Kenny
Ingrid Rogers ... Ambria
Maree Cheatham ... Gabby Finn
Graham Beckel ... Clarence Hyde
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Fact-based drama about an arson investigator (Ray Liotta) searching for the perpetrator of a string of deadly fires in 1980s California.

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When fire becomes an obsession... truth becomes stranger than fiction.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 2002 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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During filming in the hardware store set, located behind Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel, a special effects technician suffered first and second degree burns over 40 percent of his body. See more »

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Interesting
25 June 2002 | by MaximillianSandersSee all my reviews

Fairly diverting procedural based on a real arson investigation. A terrible score and some awfully strange direction that doesn't really suit the story is kept from ruining the film by a compelling performance by Ray Liotta. A veritable cornicopia of actors who should be more famous than they are, it also features John Leguizamo and Cliff Curtis.

Don't adjust your schedule to see it, but if its ever on, give it a c


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