Fire! (1977 film)

Summary

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!.[1]

Fire!
Fire! FilmPoster.jpeg
Genre
  • Action
  • Drama
  • Disaster
Written byNorman Katkov
Arthur Weiss
Directed byEarl Bellamy
StarringErnest Borgnine
Vera Miles
Patty Duke Astin
Alex Cord
Donna Mills
Music byRichard LaSalle
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Production
Executive producerIrwin Allen
ProducerIrwin Allen
Production locationsSilverton, Oregon
Yamhill, Oregon
CinematographyDennis Dalzell
EditorBill Brame
Running time100 minutes
Production companiesIrwin Allen Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original release
  • May 8, 1977 (1977-05-08)

PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film was directed in the cities of Silverton and Yamhill, in Oregon.

ReleaseEdit

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."[2]

Titles around the worldEdit

  • Det flammande helvevet (Sweden)
  • El bosque en llamas (Spain)
  • Horizons en flammes (France)
  • Il colosso di fuoco (Italy)
  • Horizont in Flammen (West Germany)
  • Krwawe pieklo (Poland)
  • Ti nyhta pou oi ouranoi epiasan fotia (Greece)
  • Tuhoavat liekit (Finland)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ TV MOVIE REVIEW: 'Fire': Another Story of Disaster Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times6 May 1977: g29.
  2. ^ TV WEEKEND By JOHN J. O'CONNOR. New York Times (1923-Current file); New York, N.Y. [New York, N.Y]06 May 1977: 75.

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