release year:1998 genre:action/adventure viewing setting:home laserdisc, 7/3/98 what I expected:firefighting cheese what I got:the best forest-fighter-fighting-criminals movie ever made
synopsis:A forest fire is set to cover a jailbreak, and it's up to fire-jumper Howie Long to save the day.
impressions:Stupid bad guys. That's what this movie had, as they all unwittingly followed William Forsythe to their doom. Anyway. It had some good fire scenes, a few plot implausibilities, and decent action and pacing. Howie Long needed more lines...or perhaps not.
acting:William Forsythe did well as the homicidal head criminal; nothing else was remarkable.
final word:Basic action fare.
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