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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    What do you people want? Backdraft was good and entertaining. It's a movie, and an old one at that! What do we compare it to? That crybaby Ladder 49? Now that was a pack whiney, sissies. I cringe every time I see that overly dramatic, everyone taking themselves so seriously, pile of embarrassing crap. Who really goes home and complains to their wives? And who's wife is really that concerned? That syrupy drivel went on and on until I can't stand to even look at it anymore. The Backdraft guys were more my style - rowdy, drunken jagoffs out to have a good time, not cry in their beers all night thinking what big hero's they are. Merry Christmas.
    OUTSTANDING OBSERVATION. When people asked me if the movie was realistic I tell them the only scene in the movie I thought was most accurate was the toast at the dinner table.

    I think it appropriate that we recognize the two asswipes... Probationary Firemen... among us today who were officially baptized into the world of Old Man Fire. First, to Tim. Despite the fact that he has a rather dull expression, and a really hideous pair of ears; he not only took on the beast but pulled from its clutches, assisted by a more famous and brilliant firefighter, me, a kicking and screaming civilian who will probably wind up suing us for breaking her fingernails. And to Brian...
    [pulls up mannequin]
    whose own contribution was not only more beautiful but less likely to sue. You know, when I learned that both McCaffrey brothers would be assigned at the same station together at the same time, my heart was filled with... a sudden desire to transfer. So raise a glass, gents. To funny-looking Tim, and the McCaffrey brothers, who have gotten on each other's nerves so badly and dedicated themselves to still be ****ed off at each other. Gentlemen...
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    best line of the whole movie... sums up High Rise training...

    How are we supposed to know if the floor is on fire in one of these?


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    Ladder 49 is a better movie.

    Dont let the man with the 2nd place complex from Chicago tell you different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    Ladder 49 is a better movie.

    Dont let the man with the 2nd place complex from Chicago tell you different.
    Hey, what about that big movie they made featuring the fdny? What? Oh sorry, I didn't know THEY NEVER MADE ONE!




    PS Seriously, Ladder 49 sucked. Sissies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    Hey, what about that big movie they made featuring the fdny? What? Oh sorry, I didn't know THEY NEVER MADE ONE!




    PS Seriously, Ladder 49 sucked. Sissies...
    Backdraft was originally supposed to be about NY...but the Chicago guys cried because they were only famous because of a stupid cow 136 years ago. So NY let them have it.



    P.S. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry was better than them both. And Jessica Biel.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    Backdraft was originally supposed to be about NY...
    But they wanted an action movie, not a bunch of loads sleeping on the couch all day so they switched it to Chicago!

    P.S. I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry was better than them both. And Jessica Biel.....
    Whoever produced Chuck and Larry needs to be beaten severely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    But they wanted an action movie, not a bunch of loads sleeping on the couch all day so they switched it to Chicago!

    Whoever produced Chuck and Larry needs to be beaten severely!
    How did you get a tape of my firehouse?



    There was something being beaten severely while watching that movie, but it wasnt the producer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    There was something being beaten severely while watching that movie, but it wasnt the producer.
    You knicknamed it "The Producer"? Well, I guess it makes a certain amount of sense...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    You knicknamed it "The Producer"? Well, I guess it makes a certain amount of sense...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    Ladder 49 is a better movie.

    Dont let the man with the 2nd place complex from Chicago tell you different.
    i agree with you about ladder49.let's watch it,i will bring some pop corn,lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    What do you people want? Backdraft was good and entertaining. It's a movie, and an old one at that! What do we compare it to? That crybaby Ladder 49? Now that was a pack whiney, sissies. I cringe every time I see that overly dramatic, everyone taking themselves so seriously, pile of embarrassing crap. Who really goes home and complains to their wives? And who's wife is really that concerned? That syrupy drivel went on and on until I can't stand to even look at it anymore. The Backdraft guys were more my style - rowdy, drunken jagoffs out to have a good time, not cry in their beers all night thinking what big hero's they are. Merry Christmas.

    So true about the wife part. Mine could careless about what I do. She teaches in a pretty hardcore area. She thinks that my job is cake compared to hers. (I am sure it's true.)

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    I liked the funny little cat with the hat, sword and boots. Also the donkey was good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    Oh sorry, I didn't know THEY NEVER MADE ONE!

    Hold on now; don't forget about the movie Frequency.


    NYC does have a point about Jessica Biel, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    Hey, what about that big movie they made featuring the fdny? What? Oh sorry, I didn't know THEY NEVER MADE ONE!




    PS Seriously, Ladder 49 sucked. Sissies...
    Correction according to imdb.com Ladder 49 was supposed to take place in NYC but was moved after 9/11.

    "The original script, written before the terrorist attacks on the USA of 11 September 2001, set the events in New York."

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    sorry a double post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasper45 View Post
    Hold on now; don't forget about the movie Frequency.
    Frequency was a good movie all tho it didnt have much Firefighting in it as Backdraft and Ladder 49. but it was still good. okay, for Backdraft it was good as far as the cast and some of the lines in it were off the wall, and the plot was good, but the BIG PROBLEM was---as most of us know since 95% of us are firefighters, no one is going to run in a burning building without an airpack on. so there is my 2 cents on Backdraft

    Ladder 49, it was ok, more up to date using the airpacks at the structure fires, and as far as linda and jack were concered about their problems at home. my ex and i got a divorce for several reasons but one big reason is she hated me being a firefighter, altho i never did put the FD before her or the kids, she still hated it. but back to L49 it shows how great a length we go to not leave a man down in a fire and try to do whatever it takes to get them out. sorry for going on so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    Hey, what about that big movie they made featuring the fdny? What? Oh sorry, I didn't know THEY NEVER MADE ONE!




    PS Seriously, Ladder 49 sucked. Sissies...
    Sorry Chi!! Turk 182! Was about FDNY....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turk_182

    and Backdraft was good in its day...Ladder 49 was a little better...
    don't even get me started on Ablaze...

    Emergency! was equally "bad" but still great ENTERTAINMENT! How many plane crashes? (One a season...) How many times did John and Roy enter a burning a building, one would leave to remove a patient while the other would stay to keep looking? How many high angle rescues using natural fiber ropes and ladder belts?

    Just take the shows/movies for what they are worth...to give the general public an idea of what the job is like!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    Hey, what about that big movie they made featuring the fdny? What? Oh sorry, I didn't know THEY NEVER MADE ONE!




    PS Seriously, Ladder 49 sucked. Sissies...
    The Guys (2002)
    Firehouse (1973) staring Richard Roundtree in whatelse a Blaxploitation film!

    and I'm pretty sure this one was about us as well...
    probably Brooklyn FD as that is where they are from!

    But really a fiction movie about the FDNY just doesn't translate to film well.

    Besides few movies can top "The Bronx is Burnning" part IIand "Everybody goes".

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFFRED View Post
    and I'm pretty sure this one was about us as well...
    probably Brooklyn FD as that is where they are from!
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    Wow, you boys are really scraping the bottom of the barrel trying to find the challenger to Backdraft. Who knew??? Turk 182????
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    Who knew??? Turk 182????

    Tyler knew, that's who.

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    whats this movie ablaze i have never heard of it are there any newer firefighting movie out?

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    they cant make a FDNY movie...

    no one would understand it without subtitles

    I watched a Vincent Dunn movie the other day....

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    Hey!! Don't forget California's contribution to Firefighting flicks!


    "Flashpoint" starring Jenna Jameson Yeaaahhh!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Hey!! Don't forget California's contribution to Firefighting flicks!


    "Flashpoint" starring Jenna Jameson Yeaaahhh!!
    Filmed in the same firehouse as "Firehouse" with Richard Roundtree, Ghostbusters (Inside shots) and the shoot out in National Security.

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