The heat is on and time is running out! Howie Long, Hollywood's hottest new action hero. stars with Scott Glenn, William Forsythe and Suzy Amis in a searing, pulse-pounding, edge-of-your-seat adventure! "The match is lit... more »." These chilling words spark a deadly chain if events when a prison break pits fearless smokejumper Jesse Graves (Long) against two devastating, seemingly unstoppable forces of nature: a raging inferno and a cunning, psychotic killer. Packed with spectacular stunts, scorching suspense and a cast that'll blow you away.« less
Robert M. from DURAND, IL Reviewed on 12/11/2013...
It was a good action movie.
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Keith A. (Keefer522) Reviewed on 11/24/2013...
Following his turn as John Travolta's henchman in John Woo's "Broken Arrow," Hollywood tried to turn former NFL great Howie Long into an honest-to-goodness action hero with this formulaic-but-fun butt kicker. In "Firestorm," Howie's a Wyoming 'smokejumper' who has to battle a raging forest fire and a gang of escaped convicts (who set the fire in order to cover up their jailbreak). This enjoyable but instantly forgettable popcorn flick tanked at the box office and took Howie's movie career down with it, but William Forsythe is great as the sleazy bad guy and the fire scenes are suitably thrilling. Think "Backdraft" in the woods.
Elizabeth B. (bethieof96) from NINETY SIX, SC Reviewed on 7/14/2013...
Very good action movie and parts of it are similar to the 19 forest firefighters who died a couple weeks ago in Arizona. You see the deployment of the fire resistant tents that they used.
Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO Reviewed on 7/2/2013...
Very good story with fine acting. Howie Long can act! Firefighting is always dangerous and this crew shows how to do it right. A must see for anyone who loves firefighters!
Shawna B. (Asforever18) from VISALIA, CA Reviewed on 10/19/2010...
Excellent movie, it has suspense, humer and a little not too graphic violence. It has a good story line and some good information. It also shows what real firefighters have to do and the decisions they have to make on the spot to save lives.
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Ann P. (countryGmaw) from PLAINS, GA Reviewed on 10/20/2009...
This movie is action packed and very interesting and a bit of a mistery. Howie long is a fire ranger. Someone sets a fire to help a convict get on a fire detail. Howie wind glides into an area where the convicts are located. That is when the fireworks begin!!
This film is well worth watching.
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PERFECTLY ADEQUATE FILM
Inspector Gadget | On the trail of Doctor Claw | 07/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I found nothing wrong with Howie Long's performance. There was not one point where I didn't believe him to be a smoke-jumper or a decent actor. William Forsythe was also pretty cool as the villain. If you like him in Out for Justice you will like him in this movie.My only grouch is that the movie only runs at 88 minutes. It should have been way longer. More plot and more fire would have a made a totally ace movie. For a film called Firestorm there is a big lack of fire in it.The DVD is in fantastic Dolby 5.1 and is letterboxed at 2.35:1."
Unparalleled realism, Howie's hygiene is beyond reproach
Gunny Sack | Missoula, Montana | 06/10/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a real-life wildland firefighter I am here to tell you that this movie is perfection and grace. The writers themselves must have eaten smoke in some former life. Indeed they nailed every aspect of wildland firefighting. From DOC crews who are chained to their bus while traveling to the fire and released with a potential deadly weapon in a camouflage ridden forest---to Howie's masterful portrayal of a smokejumper with a heart and the childlike demeanor of an alcoholic scoutmaster, this film is pure gold. If one flaw should be cited, it is, that the incendiary, helicopter launched, ping pong ball machine failed to explode with enough devastating force! Firefighters know that ping pong balls do not make a grenade sized explosions, but one more akin to a bunker buster launched from an F16. The chainsaw scene took my breath away, Howie's acting was certainly slighted by a lack of an academy nomination. The fire at the movie's end was the first true-to-life portrayal of a wildland fire since the Lions Gate film 'Superfire'. It is comforting to know that someone realizes wildland fires travel at speeds exceeding 125 miles per hour and rip mature pine trees out by their roots hurling them a quarter mile or more. Thank you Howie, you're the man!"
GREAT MOVIE DON'T LISTEN TO THE VIEWER
H. Baron | 09/15/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS A ACTION PACKED MOVIE WITH PLENTY OF ACTION AND GOOD ACTING IT SEEMS [...]. I CARE ABOUT PLOT IT'S GOT IT , ACTION IT'S GOT IT AND OVERALL PLOT. SOME MOVIES HOLD YOUR ATTENTION EVEN IF THE PLOT IS WEAK BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THAT GRABS YOU. [...] THIS COULD HAVE EASY BEEN A 4 STAR. THAT'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH A SITE THAT NO ONE WATCHES.[...]. AGAING GREAT MOVIE. IT'S VERY EASY TO FIND ME!!! ANY TIME"
GREAT ENTERTAINMENT - A MACHO MOVIE - GREAT SUBJECT
M. Hartmann | Milan, Michigan United States | 02/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A macho movie -- just means that the guys are out there doing their job with a few nuts thrown in.
I am always looking for Scott Glenn's movies and enjoy the few that I have. I have always had the greatest respect for paratroopers covering any job. I can't imagine a job much more dangerous. You got to admire these guys.
Loved the movie and all the color - the terrain - the characters - and hey, how about that heliocopter pilot. Wow! look at that long hair. Would love to have had a feature on the making of the movie. Oh, and Howie Long still looks better that the baby faced actors being used today.
Well worth seeing - will be added to my collection."
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 03/06/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sports stars turned actors have never been serious threats at the Academy awards, and big Howie Long is certainly no exception. However, with his buff bod, icy blue eyes and a hint of malevolent humor, he acquits himself quite nicely in this blazing adventure. He plays the news fire chief of the Smoke Jumpers when buddy Scott Glenn is injured in a frightening opening rescue scene. The pyrotechnics in this movie are awesome and heat up the screen (ha ha). Suzy Amis is fun as the ornithologist who just happens to walk into the thick of things; William Forsythe is painfully effective as the cold-hearted killer who offs his prison escapee buddies so he can get all of his 37,000,000 dollars! There are some mind-blowing fire scenes and the firestorm itself is awesome.
A great kickbutt type of movie, and Howie's the man!!!"