Fire! is a 1977 American made-for-television action-drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen starring Ernest Borgnine, Vera Miles, Patty Duke Astin, Alex Cord, Donna Mills, Lloyd Nolan, Neville Brand, Ty Hardin and Erik Estrada. It was directed by Earl Bellamy, who directed another made-for-TV disaster film one year before titled Flood!.
|Written by||Norman Katkov|
|Directed by||Earl Bellamy|
Patty Duke Astin
|Music by||Richard LaSalle|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer||Irwin Allen|
|Production locations||Silverton, Oregon|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Production companies||Irwin Allen Productions|
Warner Bros. Television
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
Convict Larry Durant escapes from an Oregon road gang, and starts a fire in a forest, which goes out of control and threatens to destroy a small mountain community. Involved are a lumber mill owner, Sam Brisbane; Martha Wagner, the widowed operator of a forest lodge; teacher, Harriet Malone, who is on a class outing; a country doctor, Doc Bennett, and a young couple, Doctors Alex and Peggy Wilson, whose shaky marriage is healed when battling the blaze brings out their better natures.
Fire! premiered on May 8, 1977 on NBC on two-hours length; it was later cut to ninety minutes and rerun in tandem with another TV disaster movie, Flood!, also produced by Irwin Allen.
The New York Times called it "mindless escapism."