Movie Narrative: Fire with Fire (2012)

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Fire with Fire (2012) is rated R.  Furthermore, it is 1 hour and 37 minutes long.  This movie is categorized under the action, crime and drama genre.  The official release date is December 5th, 2012.  The release date is for the Country of Norway.  The director was David Barrett.  The writer was Tom O’Connor.  The officially recognized stars were Josh Duhamel, Bruce Willis and Rosario Dawson.  The list of the 15 most important cast members is as follows:
  • Josh Duhamel (Jeremy Coleman).
  • Bruce Willis (Mike Cella).
  • Rosario Dawson (Talia Durham).
  • Vincent D’Onofrio (David Hagan).
  • 50 Cent (Lamar).
  • Julian McMahon (Robert).
  • Vinnie Jones (Boyd).
  • Arie Verveen (Darren).
  • Eric Winter (Adam).
  • Bonnie Somerville (Karen Westlake).
  • Richard Schiff (Harold Gethers).
  • Yohance Myles (Deputy Parker).
  • James Lesure (Craig).
  • Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (Wallace).
  • Kevin Dunn (Agent Calvin Mullens).

The synopsis follows.  Fire with Fire (2012) is an organized crime story from the City of Long Beach, California U.S.A.  In the City of Long Beach, California, firefighters respond to a fire.  One firefighter, in particular, is delayed in exiting the building.  That firefighter is Jeremy Coleman, and, he was delayed because he took an expensive case of liquor.  Coleman offers the case to the owner.  The owner gives it to Coleman, as a thank you gift.  The night appears to be starting on the right foot.  At the fire station, Coleman and his colleagues, make plans to end the night drinking.  Coleman and his two colleagues, stop at a convenience store, to buy the things that they need.  The night becomes tragic.  Coleman witnesses three members of organized crime, for white men in the City of Long Beach, kill the store owner and his teenage son.  The leader of the organized crime organization, was the person doing the killing.  His name is David Hagan.  Coleman is able to escape, but, he is shot in the back in the process.  His two colleagues are able to find and rescue him.  A short time later; Detective Mike Cella, Long Beach Police Department, is informed that Hagan is under arrest for murder.  Furthermore, that there is a witness that was in the store.  Detective Cella takes over the Hagan case.  Detective Cella, Coleman and Hagan’s attorney sit down for a police line up.  Coleman successfully identifies Hagan as the killer.  Unexpectedly; Hagan steps forward and identifies Jeremy Coleman, and his home address, as the witness against him.  The Long Beach Police Department decides to send Jeremy Coleman to the Federal Witness Protection Program.  While under the supervision of the U.S. Marshals, Coleman lives his life in New Orleans.  Furthermore, he develops a romantic relationship with his lead agent.  The lead agent is a woman named, Talia Durham.  Coleman and Durham are passing time as lovers, when unexpectedly, a sniper opens fire on Coleman.  Durham is hit, and, she is unable to move.  Coleman engages in a fire fight, and, he is able to survive the attack.  The U.S. Marshals, sit Jeremy Coleman down to talk.  Jeremy Coleman changes, and, he becomes a different man.  Ultimately, Jeremy Coleman returns to the City of Long Beach, and, he sets out for revenge against Hagan.  Director David Barrett does a good job directing this movie.  The storyline does a have a simplicity to it that, is difficult to ignore.  Furthermore, the action is not exaggerated.  The writer, Tom O’Connor, does an equally good job writing this movie.  Again, the action is not dramatically exaggerated.  There is also a simplicity, to the interaction of the characters, which cannot be dismissed.  The officially recognized stars contribute tremendously to this movie.  Furthermore, they help keep the viewer engaged on a simple story.  Overall, this movie earns the rating of 7 out of 10. 
The movie narrative is as follows.  In the City of Long Beach, California U.S.A., firefighters respond to a fire.  It appears that, the building is a bar.  Jeremy Coleman, a firefighter, is delayed in exiting the building.  Coleman successfully took a case of expensive liquor; the reason for the delay.  Furthermore, the bar owner gives the case to Coleman, as a gift.  Coleman notices an attractive woman.  He gives the woman a bottle, and, he shows the woman his romantic interest.  At the fire station, Coleman and his colleagues are preparing to go home.  Coleman and two of his colleagues, decide to finish the night drinking.  Coleman is a passenger in a truck, and, the group stops at a convenience store to buy things.  The cashier is also the owner of the convenience store.  Furthermore, his teenage son is present.  Coleman is friendly with the cashier and his son.  Coleman looks for the things that, he wants to buy.  Unexpectedly, three white men enter the store.  The men are organized crime, for the white men, in the City of Long Beach.  One of the men, David Hagan, is the crime boss.  Hagan quickly starts the business, with the owner of the convenience store.  Hagan wants the store space for one of his businesses.  Hagan points his gun, in order, to threaten the owner.  The two other men control Coleman, and, the owner’s son.  The owner tells Hagan that, he cannot be threatened because he pays organized crime for black men.  Furthermore, they are called Eastside Crips.  Hagan demands that, the owner calls his contact person.  The store owner does as he is told.  Hagan talks to someone, on the telephone, from the Eastside Crips.  Hagan kills the son of the owner to prove a point; as he calls it.  Then, Hagan kills the owner.  Coleman is able to run, and, he escapes through the back part of the store.  One of Hagan’s men follows Coleman, with his gun ready to fire.  Coleman almost reaches the street, when regrettably, he is shot by Hagan’s man.  Coleman falls in the middle of the street.  Luckily for Coleman, his two colleagues arrive to rescue him.  At the police station, for the Long Beach Police Department, Detective Mike Cella is informed about what happened.  Furthermore, that Hagan has been arrested, for murder, and there is a witness.  Detective Cella takes over the Hagan case.  Hagan is taken to a line up, so that Coleman, can identify him.  Jeremy Coleman is the official witness against David Hagan.  Detective Cella and a woman police officer are present.  Furthermore, Harold Gethers, Hagan’s attorney is also present.  Jeremy Coleman correctly identifies, David Hagan.  Hagan steps forward to reveal Jeremy Coleman’s name and his home address.  The police sit down and talk to Coleman.  Coleman is told the importance of having Hagan convicted, for the crimes that he has committed.  Apparently, Hagan killed Detective Cella’s partner, and, the wife of the partner.  Coleman is asked to enter the Federal Witness Protection Program, in order, to convict Hagan.  Coleman agrees to enter the Federal Witness Protection Program, in order, to testify against Hagan.  The federal government deletes Jeremy Coleman’s identity, and, he no longer exists.  Time passes and Coleman is living his life, in New Orleans.  Furthermore, he reports to the U.S. Marshals for a quick update.  Coleman receives good news from Detective Cella, through a telephone conversation.  Hagan’s trial has been moved up, and, it is in two weeks.  Coleman’s time in witness protection is coming to an end.  After the meeting, Coleman travels to a motel.  Agent Talia Durham, is the lead agent for Jeremy Coleman.  Additionally, Agent Durham catches Coleman at the motel.  Furthermore, she starts to argue with Coleman.  It results that, the argument is a pretend game.  In reality, Coleman and Durham are lovers.  Durham and Coleman pass time shooting cans.  Furthermore, they also pass time as lovers.  Durham and Coleman return to the motel.  Almost immediately, a sniper opens fire on Durham and Coleman.  Coleman is the target of the sniper.  Unfortunately, Durham is shot, and, she cannot move.  A second assassin appears, in order, to squeeze-in the space.  Coleman fights a fire fight against the second assassin, while simultaneously, staying out of the sights of the sniper.  Coleman shoots the second assassin.  The sniper, closes the distance, and rescues the second assassin; the battle ends.  The sniper attempts to threat the wounds of the second assassin.  Unfortunately, he is unable to, and, it appears that the second assassin dies.  Coleman attends a meeting with the U.S. Marshals.  He is told that Durham, is alive and doing well.  The U.S. Marshals confront Coleman, about, his love affair with Durham.  Coleman is told that, he and Durham, will be permanently separated.  Detective Cella is informed about the attempted assassination, of Coleman.  Detective Cella and Agent Mullens, talk on the telephone.  The U.S. Marshals take Coleman to his storage unit.  Coleman is supposed to collect his personal belongings, so that, they can leave to a new location.  Unexpectedly, Hagan calls Coleman on the telephone.  Hagan and Coleman talk about things.  Basically, Hagan expresses to Coleman that, things will never end.  Additionally, things will end, when he and Durham are dead.  Furthermore, that Durham, his girlfriend, is the first priority.  Coleman promises Hagan that, he is dead.  Coleman escapes from the U.S. Marshals, and, the witness protection program.  Coleman, successfully returns to the City of Long Beach.  Coleman approaches two Eastside Crips, and, he asks to buy a gun.  The two black men beat up Coleman, but, they take him to buy a gun.  Coleman arrives at a house full of Eastside Crips.  The boss, Lamar, comes out to talk to him.  Lamar sells Coleman a gun.  Somehow, Coleman has Hagan’s police file.  Furthermore, he waits on the streets for Hagan.  While he waits, Coleman is able to talk to Durham on the telephone.  Durham asks Coleman to return to the U.S. Marshals.  Coleman doesn’t give Durham, an answer.  Coleman enters the building, and, he successfully kills one of Hagan’s men.  At the same time; Hagan has traveled, in order, to brutally beat one of Coleman’s firefighter colleagues.  Coleman is preparing the murder scene, so that, it looks like the Eastside Crips did it.  Unexpectedly, two more of Hagan’s men arrive.  Coleman successfully kills the two men.  Furthermore, he is able to obtain more information about other locations that, Hagan uses.  Detective Cella arrives at the site of the murders.  Furthermore, he is told that they have a thumb print.  Hagan calls Detective Cella on the telephone, in order, to arrange a face to face meeting.  Coleman is able to speak, to a firefighter colleague.  At the police station, Detective Cella is informed that, the thumb print belongs to an identity that doesn’t exist.  Detective Cella knows that it is, Coleman.  Furthermore, he sits on the information.  From this point forward; the series of events, take the viewer, to the end.  The sniper arrives in the City of Long Beach.  Durham also travels to the City of Long Beach.  Ultimately; the sniper, Hagan, Durham and Coleman end up at the same location.  You have to watch, to know how, this movie ends.
The movie narrative of the feature film, Fire with Fire (2012), ends with some Hollywood facts.  The country of origin is the United States of America.  The official language is English.  Unfortunately, this movie was not officially released in the United States of America.  However, there are other notable release dates.  The other notable release dates are:  Germany, February 22, 2013 (Blu-ray & DVD); UK, March 8, 2013 (Theatrical Release); Russia, April 11, 2013 (Theatrical Release); Spain, October 9, 2013 (DVD) and China, November 28, 2014.  There are 2 filming locations, in total, for this movie.  The listed filming locations are; New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. and Long Beach, California, U.S.A.  There is limited box office data.  The original budget is estimated at $10 million 400 thousand USD.  Unfortunately, there is no more data that, is available.  The filming date, that is reported, is June 2011.  The production companies are Grindstone Entertainment Group, Cheetah Vision, Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Envision Entertainment, Paradox Entertainment, Mandalay Vision, Industry Entertainment and Knightsbridge Entertainment.  There are several distributors for this particular movie.  Some of these distributors include the following:  Grindstone Entertainment Group (U.S.A.); Nikkatsu (Japan); Ace Entertainment (France); E Stars Films (China); Roadshow Entertainment (Australia) and Lionsgate Home Entertainment (U.S.A.). 
To end and as always, RB28’s Movie Narratives, encourages you to continue reading the posted movie narratives.  The aforementioned blog strives to provide basic information, so that it, becomes inspiration.  Movies are a great pleasure to RB28’s Movie Narratives, and, the blog’s author hopes that they are for you as well.  For this week, and in conclusion, the feature film was Fire with Fire (2012).  RB28’s Movie Narratives looks forward to seeing you next week, when we highlight another movie. 


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