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Firestorm Movie Review Summary

Actors: Howie Long, Scott Glenn, William Forsythe, Suzy Amis

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Howie Long (ex-Oakland Raiders football player) plays Jesse Graves. Jesse is the team leader for a group of smokejumpers who fight forest fires. He trains new guys and he scouts fires, and plots how the fires will be fought. A serious fire develops on a ridge, and Jesse goes in to stop it by starting a backdraft. Unknowingly he steps into a perilous situation. A short ways a way some prisoners escape from a work crew and are now running loose through the fire area. They run across a woman out birdwatching, who is unaware of the fire. She doesn't realize the men dressed like fireman are actually escaped convicts. Soon Jesse figures he has to fight a fire, escape from killers, and save the girl from being killed by the convicts. Overall a suspenseful movie, and surprisingly, Howie Long's acting was better than expected, as athletes are not known to be the best actors.
The review of this Movie prepared by BethG








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Disaster, Natural/Nuclear    -   Yes Kind of disaster:    -   fires Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer Criminal enemy is...    -   robber

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   flamed    -   drowned Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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