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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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    I like the scene in the Towerning Inferno where two fire officers are watching two fire balls fall down an elevator shaft and one looks at the other with all the emotion one might have after making out a shopping list says, "those are two of ours."
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    I've heard that John Travolta has been to a couple of Lewisville's stations prior to making the film and even called a couple of Lewisville's firefighter's up to get advice on what to do in the film... but thats what I've heard...

    Lewisville, Texas...

    anyone seen 15 minutes with Robert De Niro? Its supposed to deal something with arsonists I think..
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    15 Minutes does deal with an arsonist. Not really a fire film though....police film...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFYagour88 View Post
    whats this movie ablaze i have never heard of it are there any newer firefighting movie out?
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    There's a few firefighters that show ball$ and pride in their posts here. I wouldn't mind buying drinks for you guys. If ever in KC, look me up. Drinks are on me. I'm sure you know who you are, have some pride.

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    Not a firefighting movie but I recently saw"The Guardian"where Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher are playing like they're in the Coast Guard.
    It seemed to take a few scenes from "Top Gun" like where Kutcher was asking if the guy who had all them records was still alive and they'd best tell him they were about to be broken.
    I think the funniest scene had to have been paid for by Bruce Willis where Costner uses his foot on his face to push Kutcher back into the pool for more "training".
    The dumbest scene came when Kutcher was being lowered through masts and rigging to save a fishing boat crew.
    The most I know about Alaskan fishing and helo rescues comes from watching Discovery Channel but I doubt any helo pilot would find it necessary to lower his rescue swimmer through entanglement hazards like that.Find a clear spot of deck there,Ell-Tee!
    Then,when Kutcher and Costner were getting off the boat and they're climbing across netting with all their gear just ready to get caught up in it.
    I was thinking that I always hated getting tangled up in search training sessions,and I sure wouldn't want to get hung up on a sinking boat that way.
    It wasn't a bad movie.Besides,it was only the first instance I've seen where Ashton Kutcher wasn't being "Kelso" like he did in "Texas Rangers".

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    Not a firefighting movie but I recently saw"The Guardian"where Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher are playing like they're in the Coast Guard.
    It seemed to take a few scenes from "Top Gun" like where Kutcher was asking if the guy who had all them records was still alive and they'd best tell him they were about to be broken.
    I think the funniest scene had to have been paid for by Bruce Willis where Costner uses his foot on his face to push Kutcher back into the pool for more "training".
    The dumbest scene came when Kutcher was being lowered through masts and rigging to save a fishing boat crew.
    The most I know about Alaskan fishing and helo rescues comes from watching Discovery Channel but I doubt any helo pilot would find it necessary to lower his rescue swimmer through entanglement hazards like that.Find a clear spot of deck there,Ell-Tee!
    Then,when Kutcher and Costner were getting off the boat and they're climbing across netting with all their gear just ready to get caught up in it.
    I was thinking that I always hated getting tangled up in search training sessions,and I sure wouldn't want to get hung up on a sinking boat that way.
    It wasn't a bad movie.Besides,it was only the first instance I've seen where Ashton Kutcher wasn't being "Kelso" like he did in "Texas Rangers".
    nice movie,in France ,the title was:coast guard,so i thought it was the same title in the USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    Not a firefighting movie but I recently saw"The Guardian"where Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher are playing like they're in the Coast Guard.
    It seemed to take a few scenes from "Top Gun" like where Kutcher was asking if the guy who had all them records was still alive and they'd best tell him they were about to be broken.
    I think the funniest scene had to have been paid for by Bruce Willis where Costner uses his foot on his face to push Kutcher back into the pool for more "training".
    The dumbest scene came when Kutcher was being lowered through masts and rigging to save a fishing boat crew.
    The most I know about Alaskan fishing and helo rescues comes from watching Discovery Channel but I doubt any helo pilot would find it necessary to lower his rescue swimmer through entanglement hazards like that.Find a clear spot of deck there,Ell-Tee!
    Then,when Kutcher and Costner were getting off the boat and they're climbing across netting with all their gear just ready to get caught up in it.
    I was thinking that I always hated getting tangled up in search training sessions,and I sure wouldn't want to get hung up on a sinking boat that way.
    It wasn't a bad movie.Besides,it was only the first instance I've seen where Ashton Kutcher wasn't being "Kelso" like he did in "Texas Rangers".

    Actually, the movie stunk. Maybe two minutes of helicopter rotors spinning was good. Even the bar scene was lame. ( a good bar brawl can save any movie )

    Secondly...How much of a stud can you be with a name like 'Ashton'?












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    I can't stand Kevin Costner. Possibly the biggest pant load in hollywood next to Tom Cruise and K????? Reeves (by the way, are those two dating yet? It's only a matter of time before they both come out of the closet). Does anybody buy Costner in any role he plays?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    I can't stand Kevin Costner. Possibly the biggest pant load in hollywood next to Tom Cruise and K????? Reeves (by the way, are those two dating yet? It's only a matter of time before they both come out of the closet). Does anybody buy Costner in any role he plays?!?
    Tom Cruise ruined my life. I was in love with Katie Holmes until Napolean over there with his scientology took her away from me.

    I liked Kevin Costner in the baseball movie, For Love of the Game. Thats about it.


    Nice deflection of the reality of the thread though Chicago. Backdraft was the apex in the city of Chicago's existence. I would be defensive too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicagoFF View Post
    I can't stand Kevin Costner. Possibly the biggest pant load in hollywood next to Tom Cruise and K????? Reeves (by the way, are those two dating yet? It's only a matter of time before they both come out of the closet). Does anybody buy Costner in any role he plays?!?
    i like KCostner,great guy,good looking but firefighters are more sexy.....lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchfireball View Post
    i like KCostner,great guy,good looking but firefighters are more sexy.....lol.
    I'll second you on that one French!!! There's just something hot (sorry about the pun) about male firefighters....... Even some of the worst actors look good when portraying a ff.

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