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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....

    "You need too or tree fiyafighta's to put out da bladze"
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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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    Personally I like the Simpsons Episode where Homer takes out the whole FD and him, Apu, Moe, and Principal Skinner become volunteers!

    The best fire film is Towering Inferno. If you were too take out the drama going on, and just kept the firefighting scenes, it really wasn't that bad for when it was filmed. Plus, how cool would it be to get to use plastic explosives for forcible entry!

    Emergency was great! I grew up on that and thats what made me want to be a fireman. I always hated that they had more ems and rescue calls than fires. Again as far as technical aspects, what could you really expect in the 70's?

    I first saw Backdraft when I was 16 and brand new to teh fire service, I thought it was the coolest thing back then. Now it's good just to use the stupid one liners while joking around.

    Ladder 49 is a movie for wives and girlfriends.

    All are entertaining in their own rights, as long as you take as just that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingKiwi View Post
    I liked the funny little cat with the hat, sword and boots. Also the donkey was good.
    How about you go smoke another one lol.


    Backdraft, wow, talk about Hollywood. I think the stupidest part was when the room 'flashed over' or whatever it was doing, and then he ran out with the baby, with no scba and with style because his coat was unzipped. I wish I was that cool. But at least I am still alive

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayFireEater View Post
    How about you go smoke another one lol.


    Backdraft, wow, talk about Hollywood. I think the stupidest part was when the room 'flashed over' or whatever it was doing, and then he ran out with the baby, with no scba and with style because his coat was unzipped. I wish I was that cool. But at least I am still alive
    It's a movie... Almost everyone here has made that same point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    they cant make a FDNY movie...

    no one would understand it without subtitles
    That gag has already been played during one episode of "Rescue Me"; during a scene where Gavin and his father were talking on the phone

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    thats the reason they went to computerized dispatching. Some of the non-new yorkers could not understand what was being dispatched.
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    Let's not forget some important info about Backdraft......In 1991 and production dates prior to that, SCBA's were still not used like they are today. Many old head firemen were not using these on all interior fires. Granted this was only 16+ years ago, but alot has changed since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cap6888 View Post
    Plus, how cool would it be to get to use plastic explosives for forcible entry!
    It's been done, a beautiful little device known as Jet-Axe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHR1985 View Post
    they cant make a FDNY movie...

    no one would understand it without subtitles

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

    "You need too or tree fiyafighta's to put out da bladze"
    that is ok for me,i caught what you wrote,but i dunno if i can understand the accent,lol.

    "da job",you have some special expressions which are great!i read that:firefarting,it was the favorite expression of a captain in NC.
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    Ahhhhh, Jet Axes, before my time, but I do remember reading about them. As we said in the army, there is nothing a few feet of det cord can't solve.

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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...


    hmmmmmm....It may not be a movie...but isn't RESCUE ME centered around FDNY??

    Personally I think Backdraft as well as the Towering Inferno were ridiculous. Ladder 49 was good because it seemed more realisic, yet still a movie that shows us from a different perspective.

    I actually met and talked to Robert Patrick about the movie before the screening in New Orleans at ICHIEFS. He said he enjoyed making it and learned a lot about us in the process. A friend of mine (also a firefighter) cleans John Travolta's plane in Ocala and he said basically the same thing.
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