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Film Premiere. Action drama, starring Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert DeNiro
Twenty years after witnessing his firefighter father's death, shiftless Brian McCaffrey returns to Chicago, finally following family tradition into this most hazardous profession. Meeting heated hostility from his experienced older brother Stephen, Brian finds he has a lot to learn, and to prove.
Meanwhile, amid mounting public concern and political interference, an arsonist is at large in the city, unleashing the bestial force of fire on a series of unsuspecting victims. (1991) (Stereo) (Subtitled)
FILM REVIEWS pages 69-76


Director: Ron Howard
Stephen McCaffrey: Kurt Russell
Brian McCaffrey: William Baldwin
Donald Rimgale: Robert de Niro
Jennifer Vaitkus: Jennifer Jason Leigh
John Adcox: Scott Glenn
Helen McCaffrey: Rebecca Demornay
Tim Krizminski: Jason Gedrick
Martin Swayzak: J T Walsh
Ronald Bartel: Donald Sutherland
Chief John Fitzgerald: Tony Mockussr
Grindle: Cedric Young
Ray Santos: Juan Ramirez
Nightengale: Kevin M Casey
Schmidt: Jack McGee
Pengelly: Mark Wheeler

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