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  • Actors: Peter Tolan, Mike Lombardi, James McCaffrey, Jack McGee, Steven Pasquale
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Hindi
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 20 Feb. 2006
  • Run Time: 780 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BPNCYA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,906 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary) is a lifesaver. Whether he is pulling survivors from fiery high-rise infernos or the twisted steel of a subway collision, Gavin takes great pride in leading the heroic but often overwhelmed firefighters of New York City's Truck Company 62. Gavin is also a man drifting between sorrow and anger over a recent separation from his wife (Andrea Roth) and three kids, and recurring memories of comrades and other New Yorkers who fell victim to the tragedy of 9/11. Leary and multiple Emmy Award® - winning writer-producer Peter Tolan (The Larry Sanders Show, Murphy Brown), the team behind the critically acclaimed cop drama The Job, have reunited as creators, writers and executive producers of RESCUE ME

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Saud S. Undre on 13 Oct. 2006
Format: DVD
FX's 9/11 drama Rescue Me is a refreshing and timely change to the politically correct television seen in recent times. Smartly written and brutally honest, each hour is an uncompromising peek into the lives of a group of New York firefighters post 9/11. Leary is fantastic (take a bow) in the lead role as Tommy Gavin, an unsettled, volatile survivor trying to deal with the loss of loved ones in the attacks and problems closer to family & home. Some may find it exploitive but the makers have undeniably pulled off a riveting mix of drama, tragedy, violence and humour. Bring on the second season!!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By MrShev on 5 Jun. 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This one was out of the blue. Bought on an absolute wing and a prayer. I had read zero publicity, reviews or anything - just figured it had Dennis Leary in it and he wrote No Cure For Cancer, so it must be alright. Alright? Rescue Me is a revelation.

It follows - primarily - the fortunes of firefighter Tommy Gavin, 9/11 survivor, ex-alcoholic, Irish American, bull blood. Tommy is one messed up individual. It also records the day-to-day fortunes, habits and credo of the other firefighters in his station; each dealing with 9/11 in their own different ways and their own messed up lives.

What singles this series out is the script is so, so witty; written with the darkest, blackest humour possible. The dialogue between the firefighters is snappy and gritty and one emotes with the characters so easily. Tommy himself is a total love or hate him kind of person - which is what makes Rescue Me so good.

I Totally recommend this. Backdraft it is not - more like a cross between No Cure for Cancer and Six Feet Under. Awesome.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By SQUARE EYES on 14 Mar. 2011
Format: DVD
After having enjoyed this show on tv i decided to buy the dvd set. however i`ve been dismayed to find that they seem to have edited out some bad language. This decision shows a lack of respect to both the programme makers and the viewers.

It also makes the whole idea of certification redundant. This set is a 15 certificate which is generally the norm for a show with such content. I have never enountered any other dvd sets which have been cut in this way. To my knowledge others have kept their bad language,violence,sex etc and been certificated accordingly.

It really spoils the show by cutting out the salty,realistic dialogue and dubbing over it with gibberish. It lessens the impact of some scenes as the original dialogue was often used for relevant dramatic or comic effect. Maybe it was broadcast this way originally. I can`t remember. If anyone out there knows anything about this matter i would appreciate some feedback. I don`t know if other versions such as the Region 1 dvd or blu-ray sets are the same. This would be a shame as it hampers a great show which is otherwise well presented by these sets in terms of picture,sound & extras
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mr C D Biggs on 9 Feb. 2006
Format: DVD
Rescue me has perhaps suffered from being on satelite television only as few people have heard of it, let alone seen it. It is however an excellant program, well worth checking out. It tells the story of a New York Fire Brigade crew in the years after 9/11 and manages to combine, humour, action and poignancy to great affect. Well worth checking out
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. J. M. B. Gibbons on 4 Mar. 2009
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Dennis Leary,stars in RESCUE ME, playing fire fighter Tommy Gavin. Set after the events of 9/11 he still he is haunted by those events and by his cousin Jimmy and others who died on 9/11. He also has to deal with the seperation from his wife Janet played by the lovely, Andrea Roth, who only lives across the street, with his three kids, who get caught up in the daily events of having seperated parents. Tommy's fellow firefighters on his watch, Ladder 62 include the gambling Chief Jerry Reilly,Jack McGee, a rather light headed Sean Garrity,Steven Pasquale. The Puerto Rican ladies man Franco Rivera,Daniel Sunjata and the "newbie mike" Mike Silletti,Mike Lombardi, who is pranked on constntly being the new guy. This show delivers the highs and lows of life in the NYFD, and Dennis Leary gives an award winning performance through out
I love this series and would recommend to anyone
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "baggiesfan" on 30 Jun. 2005
Format: DVD
i have not got the dvd yet as it is not out on region 2 yet but this was one of the best shows of last year.
focusing on a new york fire crew dealing with the aftermath of 9/11 this is a moving and often funny acount of the different ways they all cope.
there is tommy gavin (leary) who has turned to drink after his divorce and has conversations with his cousin who died at the attacks. the rest of the crew deal with it in other ways mostly just getting on with life although one has turned to writing poetry.
it doesnt dwell solely on 9/11 though and the balance is just right.
well written, well acted a real gem of a show and the dvd will be on my shelf as soon as it is released.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By P. Brannon on 16 Jun. 2007
Format: DVD
'Rescue Me' hits hard, from the catchy and moving theme music to the honest, compelling protagonists. This is a show for people who like real drama, about real human suffering, pain and happiness. Since I first saw the show I've been hooked, and I would go so far as to say that it is essential viewing. It is hysterically funny at times, and has literally made me speechless with some of the tearjerking twists and turns which the plot takes the viewer on. You almost begin to feel like you are one of the fire-crew in the firehouse, empathising with the firemen as heroes, and human beings. Leary is fantastic as Tommy Gavin and the rest of the cast, notably Sunjata, soon become more than mere supporting acts. This, ladies and gentlemen, is television at its best. Compelling, addictive, exciting and unbelievably moving. Once you've started watching this show, you will follow the journey until the end, and I promise you, a fine journey it will be. Absolute genius.
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