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    Default Best Firefighing Movie Every Made?

    Sorry if this has been done before. I was curious as to what your nimination for the best fire fighting movie ever made is?

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    Hell Fighters



    An action-packed tribute to the oil field legend 'Red' Adair in which John Wayne plays Chance Buckman, a colourful Texan with the dangerous job of taming out-of-control infernos.

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    It beat out Red Skies of Montana to be my favorite fire fighter movie.

    Sorry, Backdraft and Firestorm didnt make my list. While Backdraft was good entertainment, Firestrom is an abomination that should be purged from the world, each and every last video, DVD, and poster.

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    Ablaze is the single greatest firefighting movie ever made
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    "Flash Point" starring Jenna Jameson.
    I'm just KIDDING by the way!!
    never watched it honest...........

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    Personally, I thought "Ablaze" was perhaps the stupidest movie ever. Not just on the subject of firefighting... I mean out of all movies ever made in the history of motion pictures. Watching that movie was 2 hours I can never get back.

    Firestorm was a good action movie but was a horrible portrayal of anything real. If you look at it as a firefighting movie, it sucked. If you look at it as an action movie, it was pretty cool.

    Let's not forget "The Towering Inferno". Old but still a good movie.
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    now this was a "REAL MAN'S" movie
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    Question Huh?

    Best Firefighting Movie??. Easy. "The home videos of HWoods". No plot, No script, No starring role, No beautiful women to distract the viewers, Just Fires being extingushed, without any Hollywood guarantees that the the good guy wins, and the fire goes out. A few moments of kinda neat stuff though, like our Seagrave 105' Tower going horizontally thru a warehouse with both guns flowing, pushing the fire out the front door onto the lawn. Hollywood never got close to that. Oh well, Stay Safe....
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    Hwoods Where can one view this wonderful firefighting movie?
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    Default Ablaze!?!?!?

    I hope you were joking about ablaze. That movie is the worst movie ever. period. On the front cover it shows Ice Cube's and Tom Arnold's names. Ice cube was in it for the first five minute scene which was a car chase, (Car chase!?!) and in the last thirty seconds. Tom Arnold had a larger role of the evil chemical plant owner. I could talk forever about all the things wrong with this movie.

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    I didnt know that there was a good firefighting movie. Yet.
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    lol thats the best answer yet. What's the new one they're making right now?

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    Default Ladder 49

    Ladder 49 starring John Travolta, due to be released sometime in 2004.

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    I hope ladder 49 will be good

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    Talking Re: thanks

    Originally posted by elswappo
    I hope ladder 49 will be good
    Gotta be good, it was made in Baltimore. I'm not in it, I didn't make the extra list. BTW, Has anyone seen "Random Hearts"? I did make it into that one for about 5 seconds, along with our Heavy Rescue in a Plane Crash scene. (Also in Baltimore) Stay Safe....
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    Thumbs up backdraft

    granted not all the fire scenes in Backdraft are realistic. but not many firefighters would turn down the chance of doing a few scenes from the movie (Ex, on a firetruck)

    plus just look at the front of the movie, that is one COOL picture.

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    I'm pretty sure it will be good, based on what I have read about it. Those involved want to keep it as authentic as they can.

    But, of the fire flicks I have seen... I'd have go with "Fire, Trapped on the 37th Floor". It's not the greatest flick... but at least they didn't go running through the flames etc... It lacked a little since it was a made for TV movie. I guess it was pretty realistic for the most part.
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    Personally my favortie firefighting movie was "Towering Inferno". I also thought "Backdraft" was ok, but it didn't truly depict what fire service is all about.

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    Default Ladder 49 release date pushed back

    I just read on a Yahoo movie site that the release date for "Ladder 49," starring John Travolta and Joaquin Phoenix, has been pushed back to October 2004. It sounds as if they're taking real pains to make all the technical aspects realistic, and it's taking longer than they had expected.

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    How about Steven Spielberg's "Always"

    Not perfect, but a good story line.
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    I vote for Flash Point starring Jenna Jameson. Wicked Productions did an excellent job with this movie. Even though I own copies of both Backdraft and Flash Point I can't remember the last time I watched Backdraft. Flash Point is a regular in my VCR and everyone else in my VFD who have seen it agrees that the Engine Company depicted in Flash Point is the place to work.
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    Talking Where's the Smoke?..........

    The one big thing that seems (to me, anyway) to set Hollywood and reality apart is smoke. If we could see our way around thru the building on real fires the way the actors do in the staged fires, the thermal imaging camera market would take a real hit. I've seen fire after fire from hollywood that has lots of fire in almost smokeless conditions. Oh well, can't have it all, I guess. Stay Safe....
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    Originally posted by volunteercareer
    How about Steven Spielberg's "Always"

    Not perfect, but a good story line.
    My god, I forgot about that one!

    My dream job is as a SEAT pilot, so yes, Always has to make my list, maybe even endging out Hell Fighters.

    I cant believe that I missed that one, it wasnt a full on fire movie though, fire was just the seting, sort of.
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    Default Re: Where's the Smoke?..........

    Originally posted by hwoods
    The one big thing that seems (to me, anyway) to set Hollywood and reality apart is smoke. If we could see our way around thru the building on real fires the way the actors do in the staged fires, the thermal imaging camera market would take a real hit. I've seen fire after fire from hollywood that has lots of fire in almost smokeless conditions. Oh well, can't have it all, I guess. Stay Safe....
    Personaly, If I spent good money to go to a movie where all I saw was a smoky haze, I would be ****ed off...

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    Best firefighting movie ever made?
    The one yet to be made

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    I don't think this one was entirely about firefighting but the storyline was excellent "FREQUENCY" is on my "A" list
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