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Rescue Me 7 Seasons 2004

Season 1
4.2 out of 5 stars (46) IMDb 8.9/10

Tommy Gavin and the heroic firefighters of New York City's Truck Company 62 struggle to come to grips with their comrades' death and their own personal tragedies in the wake of 9/11.

Starring:
Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi

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Season 1

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1. Guts

New York City firefighter Tommy Gavin wrestles with his own personal demons and haunting memories of a cousin who died at the World Trade Center.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2004 44 minutes
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2. Gay

A retired fireman's coming out as gay rocks the NYFD.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2004 44 minutes
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3. Kansas

As Jerry faces some harsh discipline, Tommy discovers that harassing Janet's boyfriend comes with a price.

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4. DNA

As Franco is accused of fathering an ex-girlfriend's child, Tommy gets some devastating news at the site of a car accident.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2004 45 minutes
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5. Orphans

As Franco considers being a single dad, Tommy has second thoughts about standing in Janet's way.

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6. Revenge

Tommy has Roger arrested in connection with his assault, while Franco kidnaps Keela from an abusive home.

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7. Butterfly

Tommy seeks a therapist's advice on what to do about Janet.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2004 46 minutes
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8. Inches

During a contest to crown the best-endowed fireman, Tommy becomes the object of a 9/11 widow's fantasies.

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9. Alarm

As he learns that a woman is being assigned to the firehouse, Tommy looks to avenge Billy Warren's death.

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10. Immortal

As he tries keeping his affair with Sheila a secret from Jimmy's ghost, Tommy struggles to meet his financial obligations to Janet.

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11. Mom

The death of his mother forces Tommy to take responsibility for his increasingly unstable dad.

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12. Leaving

As another plea for money reveals that Janet has been lying to Tommy, Sean tries to make amends with Laura.

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13. Sanctuary

As Tommy prepares for a hockey game against the police, suspicions at work about him and Sheila are confirmed; Sean looks for a way to dump a bad kisser, while Jerry learns the truth about his wife's ill health.

AGES-15-AND-OVER 1 January 2004 49 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Peter Tolan
Starring Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi
Supporting actors James McCaffrey, Jack McGee, Steven Pasquale, Andrea Roth, John Scurti, Daniel Sunjata, Julie White, Michael Mulheren, Ed Sullivan, Anthony Mangano, Kevin Hagan, Chester A. Sims II, Curtiss Cook, Jay Potter, Natalie Distler, Trevor Heins, Olivia Crocicchia, Kevin Alexander
Season year 2004
Network Sony Pictures International
Producers Denis Leary, Kerry Orent, Tom Sellitti, Jim Serpico, Salvatore Stabile, Leslie Tolan, Peter Tolan
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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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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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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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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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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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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By A Customer on 30 Jun. 2005
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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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'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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