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Title: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: yfdgricker on December 28, 2001, 08:09:39 AM
Ok, this is something I have wanted to do for a long time and I finally have the means to do it! I want to make the ultimate list of movies and TV shows which have fire apparatus, firefighters, or firefighting in them. They don't have to be completely fire oriented. Even if they just show one truck putting out a car fire in the background or a guy in turnout gear, that's fine. Put on your thinking caps and lets see what we can come up with. Here are a few to start...

Ghostbusters (Movie - Set in New York City)
Backdraft (Movie - Set in Chicago)
Code Red (TV - Set in Los Angeles - Starred Loren Greene)
Third Watch (TV - Set in New York City)
Speed (Movie -Set in San Francisco - Starred Keanu Reeves)
Volcano (Movie - 1997 - Set in Los Angeles - Starred Tommy Lee Jones)

Anyone remember Turk 182! It was about a New York City Fireman who was injured rescuing a child from a house fire but because he had been drinking and not being on duty the city wouldn't help him so his brother went out and did real elaborate things to make people aware of the injustice that was taking place.

Please feel free to post other ones!
Title: State ' Main
Post by: Box 2565 on December 28, 2001, 03:49:13 PM
Nope that's not a box location (at least around here).  It's a movie that came out in 2000 that had something in it that I've looked after for many years.

It's an amusing movie about people who go to a small town to make a movie.  Alec Baldwin plays a firefighter back in the good old days and there is a scene of a steamer and a couple of other shots of him standing around in a uniform, but that's not what caught my eye.

I love fire lanterns.  I have a couple or three dozen of them.  Lot's of time you see an old lantern in the background in a movie.  I've always looked for a Dietz Fire King or an Eclipse to show up and it never happened until I saw this film.

In a scene separate from the fire department shots, a guy comes walking through carrying a lit Dietz King!  Had to happen eventually....
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: yfdgricker on December 29, 2001, 08:59:17 AM
Can't forget...

Roxanne (Movie - 1987 -Starring Steve Martin and Daryl Hannah)
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: yfdgricker on December 29, 2001, 10:35:34 PM
How about Con Air (Movie - 1997 - Starring Nicholas Cage and John Cusack. Near the end, Nicholas Cage gets to drive a Las Vegas Ladder Truck at high speeds through the strip)
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: daysleeper47 on December 29, 2001, 10:38:38 PM
I think Towering Inferno is the best fire-related movie out there, even thugh I have only seen it once and yet can quote Backdraft word for word.  :biggs:

I have to get my girlfriend to watch Backdraft with me...for some odd reason, she won't. I wonder why?!  ;D
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: daysleeper47 on December 31, 2001, 06:39:41 PM
Ohh, and what about Frequency? You guys are forgetting all the good ones!  :P
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: yfdgricker on December 31, 2001, 10:22:25 PM
I have never seen Frequency yet! Here are the details about it though!

Frequency (Movie - 2000 - Starring Dennis Quaid)

What if you had the chance to travel back in time and change just one event in your life? For police officer John Sullivan, there is no question. He would undo the events of Oct. 12, 1969, when the Bruxton fire took the life of his father, a heroic firefighter. Now John may get his wish ? and more ? after he discovers his father's old ham radio and finds himself talking to a man who claims to be a firefighter and who appears to be awaiting the '69 World Series.

Good one Joe!
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: yfdgricker on January 02, 2002, 04:53:08 PM
How about Firestorm (1998 - Starring Howie Long, Scott Glenn, Suzy Amis, William Forsythe, Christiane Hirt, Garwin Sanford (I don't know who any of them are either!)  :lol:

From Movies.com...The idea for this film came from the forest fires that devestated Yellowstone National Park in 1988. The screenwriter, Chris Soth, was on a summer vacation and came upon the burning trees and thought to himself: "I imagine defensive end Howie Long retiring from football and starring as a smokejumper, a brave guy who jumps into these fires in a last-ditch attempt to find his personality."
Title: Blow Out
Post by: Box 2565 on January 08, 2002, 08:46:03 PM
We watched this tonight (1981, John Travolta ' Nancy Allen).  Not a great movie, but some clothes and hairdos you can giggle over.  

Anyway, near the end of the movie there is a scene where J.T. drives his Jeep Wrangler through a crowd of vehicles in front of what is probably City Hall.  There are 3 ALF Century pumpers, a Seagrave tiller, chemical truck and a few other odds and ends.

 :fish:
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: bricker129 on January 13, 2002, 09:01:48 PM
How about Firestarter which came out in 1984 starring one of my favorites Drew Barrymore.  She is a child who has the amazing ability to start fires with just a glance.  Based on a Stephen King book of the same title.


Another one that might be good is Rum and Coke. It is set in New York City. Here a short blurb from http://www.rumandcokethemovie.com...

"Linda has her life all planned out, that is, until the day a freak accident at work introduces a dashing young Cuban firefighter, Jose, into her life.

Linda is hardheaded and "a tough nut to crack." Preferring the safety of a passionless relationship to the emotional dangers of love, Linda is swift to reject Jose's attention. But a firefighter never leaves a woman in danger, even if from herself. It is up to Jose to woo her back to her roots and prove that not all Latin men are like her father, an irresponsible, macho scoundrel."


Title: City of Hope
Post by: Box 2565 on January 13, 2002, 10:35:16 PM
This 1991 release was directed by John Sayles.  Filmed on location in Cincinnati, there is a fire scene which stars Engine 29's 1988 Seagrave. A better than average drama.

CFD Engine 29 1988 Seagrave 1250-300 Shop #81670
(http://www.cfdhistory.com/jpgs/En29-88S.jpg)

P.S. Instead of rum and coke, can I have a beer?
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: yfdgricker on January 28, 2002, 02:49:16 PM
Add to the list...

Collateral Damage (2002) Starring Arnold Schwartzenegger. Summary: Arnold plays a LA Firefighter who, when going to visit his wife and child in a downtown highrise, witnesses a car bomb that results in the death of his wife and son. He is able to ID the person responsible and then goes to Columbia to see that justice is done.

There is a scene they show in the trailer with a firefighter in a blue turnout coat. Check out http://collateraldamage.warnerbros.com/ and watch the trailer but don't blink!
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: yfdgricker on January 28, 2002, 02:51:43 PM
Let's go with:
Die Hard -1988 -Starring Bruce Willis andDie Harder -1990 -Also starring Bruce Willis!  :twisted:

Does anyone remember if Die Hard 3 and 4 had fire trucks?  I would imagine they did.
 :?:  :idea:  8)
Title: More Movies!
Post by: Box 2565 on February 13, 2002, 11:14:26 PM
Roxanne
Since Greg mentioned the movie and I hadn't seen it in years  I watched Roxanne tonight.  The movie was filmed in Nelson, British Columbia and the rig that is used in the movie is lettered for the NFD.  The rig is an International chassis quint, but I can be certain of the apparatus manufacturer, but I'll go out on a limb and guess it to be Hub.

Another more interesting feature of this movie is inside the station.  A beautiful Gamewell indicator gong is hanging on the wall.  I wonder if that piece is really from the Nelson FD or was the gong brought in to look nice?  Nelson is shown on the 1941 Gamewell listing as having a system.

Van Wilder
There is an ex-San Francisco Spartan/Steeldraulics tractor drawn aerial shown (briefly) in this movie!  8)


Enermy of the State
No this isn't a nickname of mine! There are a couple of scenes at the beginning of this movie showing apparatus. A Pierce engine (from an unknown department) is in the background at the "Lake Scene" where evil John Voight shows his true colors. Later, Jason Lee gets creamed by a 70's vintage Hahn that is lettered for D.C.F.D.

Close to the end of the movie is a scene where another pumper is out on the street. The best scene however is when Will Smith starts a fire in a hotel. A very nice tiller aerial that sports a Roto Ray warning light on the grille is shown pulling up in front of the fire building!  :mrgreen:

Peggy Sue Got Married
Kathleen Turner leaps in front of a 40's vintage, open cab pumper that is built on a Ford chassis.  :roll:

Beetlejuice
It looks like this movie was filmed in New England. At the beginning of the movie their is a scene where a 50's-60's vintage IH chassis pumper is sitting in front of a fire station.
 :twisted:
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: schollsy on May 07, 2002, 05:38:55 PM
Now c'mon guys. Arent we forgeting the best ever television show, EMERGENCY! You gotta love that show, they had fire and EMS and it all. You know you love that show, you know you gotta!
 :!:  8)  :P  :twisted:  :mrgreen:
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: ALF700 on October 22, 2002, 11:04:31 AM
PLEASE, let's not forget "LA Firefighters" ' "Rescue 77"! You have to laugh when you see some of the "firefighting" done in both of those shows. How many paramedics have you seen do a handstand in ankle-deep water to defibrilate someone? How about jumping out a window to catch the aerial as it is pulling away?

If anyone wants copies of the few episodes of either of these shows that were aired let me know and I can dupe them for the price of the tapes and shipping.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: Box 2565 on December 16, 2002, 04:15:42 AM
The highly dramatic movie 'A Christmas Story' has a scene where a 1940 or so Ford chassis pumper shows up.  The rig may be a LaFrance or Bickle as the movie was filmed in Canada.  

I'm certain that this serious, straight forward look at the perils of dangerous Christmas gifts should be watched by all.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: daysleeper47 on December 16, 2002, 04:35:27 AM
Some men are Baptists...others Catholics...My
father was an Oldsmobile man...

GREAT MOVIE!

In the heat of battle my father wove a tapestry of obsenity, that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan...
 :D  :lol:  :P  :shock:
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: yfdgricker on December 16, 2002, 10:18:41 PM
How did I miss that one!! I love that movie when he gets his toungue stuch to the thagpole :P !!!

'You'll shoot your eye out!'

'Life is like that. Sometimes at the height of our reveries, when our joy is at its zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters descend upon us.'

'He looks like a deranged Easter Bunny!'
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: gordoffemt on December 20, 2002, 03:49:09 AM
Who can forget the Seinfeld episode where Kramer is the tillerman responding to a call.  
 :twisted:
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: daysleeper47 on December 20, 2002, 11:32:41 PM
That really has to be one of the greatest episodes of Seinfeld. Well, I think they all were good... except the last one, but that's is for a different forum.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: Box 2565 on July 11, 2003, 04:17:22 AM
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
There are 2 apparatus scenes in T3.  Early in the movie there is a fake L.A. City rescue truck that shows up at the pet hospital.  Later in the scene an E-One engine puts in a brief appearance.

A few minutes later Arnold takes control of a Crown pumper with a tele-squrt.  It was hard to tell without the benefit of a second look, but the Crown doesn't survive the scene and I'm not sure if the apparatus was really destroyed or not.  The pumper was pretty beat up in the chase.
 :(
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: EoneTiller on October 21, 2003, 09:21:05 PM
How about Spiderman when he helps the FDNY save the baby girl from the apartment.
Or...Evolution when they use the Tiller to squirt shampoo in the monster to kill it.
Or... Point of Origin with Ray liotta where he is the Arson Investigator who is trying to figure out all the recent house fires and he gets charged for them all.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: HmaximS on April 21, 2004, 02:02:47 PM
Just read a relatively old post about the movie State and Main with Alec Baldwin in it. But I'm a new member and just wanted to brag a little...most of the movie was filmed in Manchester, Massachusetts while I was a FT firefighter there. I worked quite a few 12 hour details while filming occured. They always wanted someone there and they finished the day only when the director was happy with the cut.

The steamer and 1960's fire truck in the movie both belonged to Manchester. The "fire station" in the movie was actually an old fire station that the set designers doctored up to look like a station again. We had to back the truck in and out as needed for filming. One day, the half-arse ramp they built broke and the truck smashed into the building. The Chief wasnt happy that I dented the rear step, the set producers weren't happy that they had to repair the door and jamb and we threw filming off for a little bit. The steamer is back in the museum and the pumper was put out to bid a few years ago. Someone owns a piece of film history LOL.

I also worked the night they filmed the car "rollover" at the intersection. We presumed they would really roll the car over with stunt doubles etc. The real movie magic only filmed the car swerving down the road and a few hours later a crane flipped the car over to continue filming. The street was closed for filming and some people in one of the local watering holes were asked to stay inside. Between takes, Alec Baldwin kept going inside to buy rounds for all the lucky participants. They all said he was a nice guy.

I got to eat lunch in the same building with the stars, but can't say I sat with them. Overall it was very interesting to watch 2 days of filming one scene to have it add up to 30 seconds of film in the overall movie!

-Howie Smith
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: dcmkris on April 21, 2004, 03:10:43 PM
Can't say that I've ever saw State & Main.  It's pretty funny that they couldn't build a ramp strong enough for two days use.  

On a different note I am a big Harolld Loyd (Silent Movie) fan.  He was in over 500 movies and was star in over 200.  He was even in some of the our gang's first episodes.  He was in those as a favor to the Our Gang director who directed many of Loyds films and was a great friend of his.

TCM had a say of his films yesterday his 111 birthday (He died in 1971).  Part of the one bio shown had clips from many of his films and I noticed that a few of his films had fire apparatus in them.  

#1.In "Girl Shy" made in 1924 Harolld is trying to get to his girl and ends up jumping on the back of a motorized apparatus (Sorry I didn't catch a make).  He grabs onto a hose hanging off the back and is pulling on it to try and pull himself up into a standing position.  Eventually he gets hit in the head by a brss coupling then the hose runs out an Harold hits the ground.  During an interview during the 60's he said that the coupling was not planned and ended knocking him out for several minuets.  After he came to he got up had the bump looked at and continued filming for the day.

#2.In another film (Sorry I don't know hich one) Harolld buys a new car and is showing it off to his family.  He gets into an argument with a cop and gets out the car then proceeds to run down hill, Harold gives chase and eventually catches up and gets in the drivers seat.  At this moment a steam fire engine roars out of the house and on Harolds tail!  This is a great 45 second to 1 min. display of a steamer going full boar with steam pouring out and horses charging fast.

Now does anyone know of more Loyd films with fire apparatus?  Secondly anyone know which departments equipment was used?  The engine in #1 had a name but I did not see it.  I think it was Culver City, CA.

Kris
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: yfdgricker on February 27, 2005, 09:20:55 PM
Cheeta Girls, a Disney channel movie aimed youcng kids has a oouple of New York rigs at the end.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: daysleeper47 on February 27, 2005, 09:45:43 PM
Greg, does that mean you sat through the entire film?
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: yfdgricker on February 28, 2005, 03:34:57 PM
Ahhhh no. I don't think it's humanly possible to sit through an entire teenie bopper movie :) Luckily, I happened to walk into the room in time to catch the ending of the movie and saw the trucks.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: 4everleatherhead on March 19, 2005, 02:38:56 AM
I am stuck on all the old TV shows.  As I recall (forgive my Geritol addiction, it's all hazy now) there were firefighting episodes on a literal bunch of regular shows.  

Anyone remember when the Lil Rascals started their own FD?  How 'bout the two "Three stooges" FD episodes?  I could be going mad, but I recall vaguely an episode of McHale's Navy where there was some firefighting involved.  There was a pretty nice scene in the Christmas Carol movie (there are so many, but Henry Winkler..the Fonz...was Scrooge.)
Quite a few different war movies had decent FD scenes, including Tora Tora Tora.  Battlestar Galactica had its own FD shot, in the episode where they had a huge fire on ship.  They picked the right costuming with those alien looking Federal Signal helmets painted silver.

I know there are more, which I'll remember as soon as I submit this.  Oh...in First Blood, there was a cool scene where an exploding gas fire knocked the "firefighter/actors" around a bit.

Many more.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: Box 2565 on March 19, 2005, 03:30:11 AM
I remember the McHale's Navy episode too.  They started the Volta Fiore (wherever the town was that the stayed at in Italy) F.D.  Groober was using the fire engine as a still or for some other illicit purpose.  Sure would like to see what the rig was!
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: 4everleatherhead on July 25, 2005, 05:00:53 AM
I just saw some completely weird war movie, Castle Keep, the other night.  This was one of those 70s somebody-spiked-the-punch movies with the funky music and really bad film work.  It was like a bad trip with guns...lol.  In the end, the Germans attack this castle and wind up driving an old turntable ladder to the wall, to scale it.  

I also (though I did try to avoid it) wound up watching some of Gone with the Wind, where there was a really nice steam engine going for a while.    

Does anyone remember Aaron's way?  It was a short-lived drama, based on a Pennsaylvania Amish family.  I never watched a single episode, but there was a preview where the dad joined the Fire Department.  They showed him peeking into the door of a (strangely smokeless) burning house with his gear (and another one of those Federal hemlets) on.  

I almost forgot, there was an episode where Bugs Bunny wore turnout gear to squirt Elmer Fudd in the face with a seltzer bottle.  

Hmmm...I knew more when I started writing this post.  WTF?

Oh yeah, I believe Friends and Dharma & Greg both had fire episodes.  Somebody on friends set their apartment on fire and Dharma burned a store front business.

Someone may have said this already, but there was Pleasantville...where the kid had to show the Fire...uh...Cat-Rescue...Department how to use their hoses.  I love that it flowed water without being pulled off the engine.  LOL.

Did anyone mention Sudden Death with Jean Claude?  He was Pittsburgh BF I believe, and there was a pretty dramatic scene with him buried under rubble with a little girl.  

All for now.  I need to recharge my geritol and I'll remember more.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: 4everleatherhead on July 25, 2005, 05:22:56 AM
Benny Hill...I knew I was forgetting someone.  Benny Hill did a hilarious "Tribute to the Lower Tidmarsh" Fire Brigade.  

And there was Joe Rockhead's Volunteer Fire Department on the Flintstones.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: jcast141 on October 09, 2005, 04:35:22 PM
You have scenes in both Spiderman movies, "Rescue Me" of course, "Firehouse USA", "The Bravest" a show much like firehouse USA but had a different departments each episode, can't believe "Ladder 49" wasn't mentioned, you also have "Firetrap" with Dean Cain, "Clay Henry" that old subway commercial, and there have also been a few Applebee's commercials including Firefighters.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: 4everleatherhead on November 02, 2005, 03:28:04 AM
Well, I found something on DVD the other day.  Somebody help me with this because I'm not sure I'm sane.  I thought I had remembered a Little Rascals episide where they (Spanky, Alfalfa and the rest) started their own fire department.  I am not sure now if I just remembered wrong or if there were actually two episodes like that, but I have found one titled "the fourth alarm" where the gang (headed by a puffy kid named Joe" did exactly that and even saved the city...what I'm having trouble with is that I could've sworn Spanky and the familiar gang was in it and they're not in this one.  This one is also a silent picture, where I could've sworn the one I "remembered" had audio.  

Does anyone remember these?  I'm thinking that this silent one may have been the first, re-done later when Spanky was part of the gang.  In either case, this short is on a DVD collection including The Three Stooges, the Little Rascals, and the East Side kids (can't say I've heard of that one) and I found them in Walgreens very recently.  Anyone who is into old school firefighting would enjoy the fourth alarm.  It was very amusing.  There are some 20s motorized engines, backed up by functioning steamers and high-eagle helmets aplenty.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: firebill on November 02, 2005, 06:38:11 AM
I remember the Spanky episodes...you are right about old school tactics. It's been along time since I've seen those. Would be nice to find a video reproduction of the pair.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: hoss on November 25, 2006, 12:43:38 AM
How about Turk 182
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090217
Plot Summary: Jimmy Lynch is angry because his older brother, who was injured as a result of an off duty fire rescue...
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: Bvfa23 on February 11, 2007, 08:35:19 PM
what about Mr. Deeds .... where he saves that big black lady and her 7 cats
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: RED1 on April 06, 2008, 10:12:42 AM
GONE  WITH   THE WIND  HAS  A COUPLE OF MINUTES  INSIDE A  FIRE HOUSE IN ATLANTIA WITH A JAIL WHICH WAS COMMON BACK THEN.
Title: Movies & TV Shows
Post by: RED1 on April 06, 2008, 10:21:32 AM
       YOU TUBE  LONDON BURNING SERIES  AS A  LOT OF  VIDEOS FROM  A  TV SHOW ABOUT LONDON FIRE FIGHTING   I HAVE A COUPLE OF HOURS OF THE SHOW IT IS  VERY WELL DONE .
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: bulldogboy on February 27, 2009, 09:33:45 PM
Okay, I know these date me but does anyone else remember these two shows from
the '50s:

  The Real McCoys: about a farm family. There was an episode where the town started
  a volunteer fire department with one old engine ( I don't remember what it was but
  probably a '20s Seagrave or ALF). Grandpa Amos McCoy (Walter Brennan) wanted to join
  but the chief told him that he was too old. One day a neighbor's barn caught fire and
  when the fire department arrived they started to fight the fire but soon ran out of water.
  Naturally, Amos came to the rescue by hauling milk cans to the scene and dousing the
  fire with milk. Then they all lived happily ever after.

  Lassie: Again there was a building fire in downtown Calverton (there's a trivia question
  for you, Where did Lassie and Timmy or Jeff live?) and a child was trapped on an upper floor.
  While the fire department fretted and wrung their hands, Lassie climbed up and rescued
  the child. After the rescue a siren can be heard and the chief remarked, "Here come the
  Capital City boys; we can use their help". And they all lived happily ever after.
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Post by: FD59 on March 08, 2009, 12:58:44 PM
From the 3 Stooges "COPS AND ROBBERS" DVD

Flat Foot Stooges (1938):
A crooked fire truck salesman finds himself in hot water when he sabotages one of Fire Chief Kelly's trucks. While Larry, Moe and Curly pamper Chief Kelly's fire truck pulling horses, a blaze engulfs the firehouse and puts the firefighting Stooges to the ultimate test.
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Post by: FD59 on March 08, 2009, 01:03:53 PM
One more Stooges show from "NUTTY BUT NICE"

False Alarms (1936)
The Three Stooges make a date with disaster when they try to keep up with their social affairs while working for the fire department. Larry and Moe are determined to resist temptation, but when Curly needs dates for his honey's friends, everyone gets hosed.
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Post by: tractor on March 08, 2009, 05:02:59 PM
In Terminator they ruined 3 crowns and a 4th rig which was a Ford/Pierce  you can read about it here. 
http://www.crownfirecoachent.com/Featured_Terminator1.html

sad thing to ruin 3 crowns. 

Also Hulu has emergency and McHales Navy episodes up and you can watch them for free. 
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Post by: pgoogs on March 10, 2009, 09:20:54 PM
Anybody mention "Firehouse Dog"? (Didn't feel like wading through the posts).

Paul
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Post by: alvin201 on March 17, 2009, 06:02:28 PM
"She Loved a Fireman" 1937. Hokey movie but plenty of scenes of LAFD rigs of the era including ALF 400 Series as well as Fireboat #2 as well as fire clips of FDNY fireboat Harvey.
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: alvin201 on March 17, 2009, 06:07:02 PM
Two more oldies:

San Francisco (1936) I believe has rigs responding to the earthquake and fires.

In Old Chicago (1937) has rigs responding to the Great Fire; also I believe scenes of telegraph office when alarm is turned in.

I think both show horse drawn tiller trucks.
Title: Re: Here are a few to get you started...
Post by: pgoogs on March 21, 2009, 07:04:33 PM
You can add Bolt and Chicken Little to the list.  Can you tell I watch a lot of kid's movies with the kids LOL

Paul
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Post by: pgoogs on April 04, 2009, 04:01:45 PM
Towards the end of "Bedtime Stories" Adam Sandler is riding a motorcycle and comes head to head with a fire truck.

Paul
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Post by: grumpyff on May 28, 2009, 07:18:21 AM
1985's A View To A Kill.  James Bond (Roger Moore's last film as 007) steals a San Fransisco ALF tiller after a fire a City Hall.
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Post by: pgoogs on July 10, 2009, 11:21:16 AM
Trial By Fire aka Smoke Jumper is a movie about a female FF that becomes a Smoke Jumper from 2008.  Shows some older rigs when she is a FF.  Kinda cheesy movie but it's still a fire fighter movie.
Paul
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Post by: mustang66 on August 07, 2009, 08:48:19 PM
sienfeld! you know, the episode where kramer gets a scanner and tells the fdny of better routes to take. then they get a call, he goes down the pole, and knocks out the tiller man. so, kramer saves the day! very funny stuff! kramer is like a modern day 3 stooge! he is so funny!
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Post by: mustang66 on August 07, 2009, 08:49:52 PM
ok, lets not forget the 3 stooges when they steal the chiefs new car to go party with some girls! hey, that scenerio could play out today! but with more serious results! nyuk! nyuk! nyuk!
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Post by: bulldogboy on August 08, 2009, 09:12:11 PM
There were several episodes of "Leave It To Beaver" where Beaver, whenever he was
experiencing adolescent angst, would visit the local firehouse. There Gus, the old fireman,
would dispense pearls of wisdom that solved all of Beav's problems. Gus was a 1950's
fireman straight out of Central Casting; he always was leaning back in an old chair and
wearing his bell cap.
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Post by: shermanator on August 17, 2009, 03:57:50 PM
In A Christmas Story, A fire truck shows up when a kid gets his tongue stuck to a pole. 
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Post by: START WATER on January 11, 2010, 08:48:26 PM
GOTO YOU TUBE  MANY  OLD VIDEOS WITH HORSEDRAWN RIGS  AND  HERE ISN ONE I JUST FOUND

                            WINDJAMMER MOVIE  ITS A TALL SHIP  GOING AROUND THE WORLD AND THEY RIDE WITH THE PHILADELPHIA FD  ITS A 1950 ALF TRACTOR DRAWN LADDER  , AND THEY SHOW A 1941 AUTOCAR   AND THE  CHIEFS  CAR
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Post by: MilFireGuy on March 14, 2010, 04:29:26 PM
During the opening minutes of the 1955 movie "Summertime" with Katharine Hepburn a siren is heard and a shot of fire boats "Turning Out" from their canal fire station in Venice can be seen.

Over
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Post by: jonesfireapparatus on September 06, 2010, 11:00:56 PM
Taxi Driver had a ladder drive by when he was in the coffe shop
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Post by: jonesfireapparatus on September 06, 2010, 11:39:32 PM
how bout horror at the wax muswum with vinson price - had a old steamer best I remember
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Post by: bulldogboy on January 19, 2011, 09:55:52 PM


  Don't forget "The Simpsons". The Springfield Volunteer Fire Department is led into
  battle by Chief Apu; all the town characters belong to the department. Of course,
  there is also the never ending Springfield tire pile fire.

                                      bulldogboy
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Post by: Engine33Truck on January 19, 2011, 10:25:49 PM
A fashion show a friend of mine was watching recently, I think what to wear or something like that, I walked in where she was watching it, the two hosts were walking up to a large crowd and in the background one of FDNY's rescues was parked on the curb.  It wasn't close enough to tell which one it was, but it was an E-One/Saulsbury.
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Post by: Box 2565 on July 24, 2011, 01:08:36 AM
Saturday nights the Kentucky Education Television (KET) network runs old movies.  Melody took a look at what was on tonight and it was a movie called "Impact" from 1948.  At one point during the story the lead character joins the local volunteer department in what is supposed to be Larkspur, Idaho.  Lucky for me Larkspur caught a run!  The rig was a very nice 1935 or so American LaFrance with chain drive.  Although unlettered the rig looked very similar to the engine that was delivered to Gardner, Massachusetts.  I enjoyed the movie, but the turnout was the obvious highlight!
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Post by: START WATER on July 24, 2011, 02:15:10 PM
   I HAVE ALOT OF VCR TAPES  OF  MOVIES  WITH FIRES  AND I WILL MAKE UP A LIST BUT THREE OF THEM  STAND OUT

BACKDRAFT WITH A DIFFERENT OPENING  SCENES .

SHE MARIED A FIRE MAN      AROUND THE LATE 20   SAN FRAN FD 

AND THEN THERE IS MY DVD  KOREAN VERSION OF BACKDRAFT

MY SON BROUGHT IT HOME FROM KOREA .   SO IF YOU KNOW ANYONE IN KOREA  PASS TH3 REQUEST ITS  NOT BAD AT ALL

THE OTHER NIGHT I FOUND A NEW TV CHANNEL ON MY DISH  SYSTEM    AND THEY HAD  HILL STREET BLUES AND  NYPD BLUE, SO MAY BE   EMERGENCY , CODE RED   MIGHT SHOW UP.

AND I WAS IN A DVD STORE  A FEW YEARS BACK AND THEY HAD A 99 CENT TABLE  AND  I FOUND FIREHOUSE

AND IF YOU HAPPEN TO SEE ANYWHERE  LONDON BURNING  I GRAB IT ITS  OUTSTANDING     I HAVE A FEW HOURS  OF IT IT WAS  A LONDON   TV SHOW LIKE EMERGENCY   EXCEPT THE ACTORS  WENT THRU  THE FIRE ACADEMY ,    THEREARE  SOME  SHOWS ON YOU TUBE  .COM  LO0NDON BURING  ALSO PLENTY OF FIRES  ,CHICAGO SCHOOL FIRE  , AND  MANY OTHERS

 
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Post by: IrishFyr25 on September 25, 2011, 10:52:22 PM
There was an episode of the A-Team about two volunteer fire departments and the plot was that one chief was a criminal mastermind and tried to take the jurisdiction of the other department by force. One department had a red open cab Mack C, and the other had a yellow or green Pirsch TDA.
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Post by: BritishAndy on October 17, 2011, 12:16:54 PM
Surprised 'Firehouse' hasnt been mentioned. It starred Richard Rounstree who played Shelly Forsythe, a black Firefighter assigned to a station where he is replacing a guy killed in an arson job started by black youths.

To be honest, its a poor film riddled with mistakes, they use an open top apparatus (maybe a Mack) and arrive on scene in a completely different rig!
There is some good footage of working fires and apparatus in NYC though, and I picked my copy up on DVD for a really cheap price.

Another is 'City Ablaze' where some guy gets fired from his job at a refinery and promptly starts a blaze which destroys the whole city as well as the refinery. If I recall, they had yellow coloured rigs. What makes me chuckle though is they show footage of 1970s British apparatus responding through the streets of England, that stuck in my mind as a child all those years ago.

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Post by: mdfiremodeler on December 12, 2011, 09:22:21 PM
The movie " Pleasantville" has a 1952 Seagrave  in one of the scenes.
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Post by: mdfiremodeler on December 12, 2011, 09:25:04 PM
I believe Northern Exposure had an entire episode about the towns people all being volunteer firefighters.
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Post by: dep75 on December 13, 2011, 07:13:58 PM
Nobody mentioned the film Evolution with David Ducovny, Dan Akroyd, Seann William Scott, Orlando Jones and Juliette Moore. They had an ALF tiller quint in there because the character Seann William Scott plays wants to be a firefighter in Glen Canyon, Arizona.
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Post by: START WATER on December 14, 2011, 05:06:55 PM
     i love lucy   the start a vol fire co  and attend a fire school .
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Post by: cbk1 on December 14, 2011, 07:33:28 PM
Surprised 'Firehouse' hasnt been mentioned. It starred Richard Rounstree who played Shelly Forsythe, a black Firefighter assigned to a station where he is replacing a guy killed in an arson job started by black youths.

To be honest, its a poor film riddled with mistakes, they use an open top apparatus (maybe a Mack) and arrive on scene in a completely different rig!
There is some good footage of working fires and apparatus in NYC though, and I picked my copy up on DVD for a really cheap price.



agreed terrible movie, i remembered the handball court scene i bought it a few years back, for 1 dollar it wasn't a bad purchase.
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Post by: dep75 on December 15, 2011, 05:34:01 PM
Didn't see Emergency Response listed either. Saturdays at 7 PM, showed mostly FDNY.
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Post by: doverchief2 on December 16, 2011, 04:39:45 AM
Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds- 1963, a 1920s Seagrave.  Note very little booster hose on reel and little hose in the bed, probably a spare of surplused rig from somewhere.  Late 50s and early 60s is when most of the rigs of this era were being sold off after frontline and then reserve status.
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Post by: doverchief2 on December 16, 2011, 04:42:33 AM
Orson Welles' A Touch of Evil, 1920s Seagrave and Stutz respond to fire following car bomb explosion which occurs at end of opening scene of movie-
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Post by: doverchief2 on December 16, 2011, 04:47:42 AM
King Kong, 1933- either an American Lafrance or Seagrave, early teens
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Post by: doverchief2 on December 16, 2011, 04:48:51 AM
The Woman in Red- 1984 with Gene Wilder and Kelly LeBrock
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Post by: doverchief2 on December 16, 2011, 05:10:16 AM
The Milkman, 1950- An early teens Seagrave Gorham, probably ex-LA, the world's first centrifugal pumpers, prior to these everything was piston or rotary gear, Goreham built the pumps for Seagrave who developed the rotary vane primer.  Not many around when they were new and only one or two left now!  Note the rear mount pump (there is nothing new in the world).  Almost all built were this configuration, straight pumpers.  A handful had a hose box on top of and around the pump housing.
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Post by: Box 2565 on December 16, 2011, 06:37:36 AM
King Kong, 1933- either an American Lafrance or Seagrave, early teens
Early teens vintage Seagrave.

The Woman in Red- 1984 with Gene Wilder and Kelly LeBrock
900 series ALF.  With that load of wood ladders my guess would be that the movie was filmed in San Francisco.

The Milkman, 1950- An early teens Seagrave Gorham, probably ex-LA, the world's first centrifugal pumpers, prior to these everything was piston or rotary gear, Goreham built the pumps for Seagrave who developed the rotary vane primer.  Not many around when they were new and only one or two left now!  Note the rear mount pump (there is nothing new in the world).  Almost all built were this configuration, straight pumpers.  A handful had a hose box on top of and around the pump housing.
Great shot of the Gorham!   The rig on the left look like a 1920's vintage Seagrave.  Really like the video captures!
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Post by: cbk1 on January 22, 2012, 05:16:30 PM
25 hill

(http://files.pittsburghlive.com/photos/2011-09-29/25-Hill-Photo-by-Todd-Biss0930-a.jpg)
a movie by corbin bernstine about the soap box derby.

"Baruth International Raceway in Cleveland serves as a track in Sacramento, Calif., in the film, and Spring Hill Sports Complex in Green fills in for a Seattle race. A church in Taft is actually the Grandview United Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls. Springfield Fire Department was used for some of the scenes involving the Taft fire department, and a hospital room is in Summa Western Reserve Hospital, formerly known as Cuyahoga Falls General. Thomas’ burial plot is in East Akron Cemetery. Trey’s home is actually in Silver Lake" from the akron beacon journal



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Post by: X Chief 1 on January 22, 2012, 06:10:37 PM
Hello Box 2565,
  I am interested in buying  one of your Fire King lanterns - - are any of them for sale.  I have looked for one for some time without effect - - saw one for sale for $125.00 that obviously fell from the apparatus and got really beat up - -it should not have been for sale.
Another one I saw had a price tag of $500 - - and the globe was missing.  So, I really am interested in buying a decent, authentic, Dietz Fire King lantern for a reasonable price based upon  condition from someone that isn't out to s__w me.
   What say you?
X Chief 1
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Post by: cbk1 on January 22, 2012, 07:35:30 PM
Hello Box 2565,
  I am interested in buying  one of your Fire King lanterns - - are any of them for sale.  I have looked for one for some time without effect - - saw one for sale for $125.00 that obviously fell from the apparatus and got really beat up - -it should not have been for sale.
Another one I saw had a price tag of $500 - - and the globe was missing.  So, I really am interested in buying a decent, authentic, Dietz Fire King lantern for a reasonable price based upon  condition from someone that isn't out to s__w me.
   What say you?
X Chief 1

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Post by: disabldfirefiter on October 28, 2012, 02:58:07 AM
Has anyone yet mentioned my boyhood favorite, the 1950s, maybe early 60s t.v. show, "RESCUE 8"??  I loved it, still do. I have a few episodes recorded when they were showing it some years ago on the T.V. LAND channel. Does anyone know if the series is available on DVD?
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Post by: firebox_417 on November 02, 2012, 05:54:05 AM
I might of saw them in the Movies Unlimited catalog or some other companies catalog. Ebay might have some too.   Good Luck,John     
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Post by: bulldogboy on November 02, 2012, 09:58:22 PM
Has anyone yet mentioned my boyhood favorite, the 1950s, maybe early 60s t.v. show, "RESCUE 8"??  I loved it, still do. I have a few episodes recorded when they were showing it some years ago on the T.V. LAND channel. Does anyone know if the series is available on DVD?

   I remember "Rescue 8"; they ran a late '50s GMC (or Chevrolet) panel truck as a rescue. One of the stars was the late Jim Davis
   who later played Jock Ewing on "Dallas".  I don't remember who else was on the show.

                                 bulldogboy
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Post by: Box 2565 on January 01, 2013, 11:43:56 PM
I watched the movie "The Bank Shot" earlier today which stars George C. Scott.  I really can't reccomend the movie, I thought it was awful, but I'm glad I hung in there and watched all of it.  With about 20 minutes to go there is a very nice scene of an LAFD Seagrave aerial of 1940's vintage driving down a street along with a Rescue/Ambulance.  This is currently available on Netflix.
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Post by: alvin201 on June 19, 2013, 06:20:48 AM
sienfeld! you know, the episode where kramer gets a scanner and tells the fdny of better routes to take. then they get a call, he goes down the pole, and knocks out the tiller man. so, kramer saves the day! very funny stuff! kramer is like a modern day 3 stooge! he is so funny!

And some segments of this scene show an ALF aerial, in others a Pirsch; also it looks like Kramer is tillering a straight-frame truck not a TDA
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Post by: bulldogboy on November 08, 2013, 10:36:46 PM


     A couple of shows this season have featured Mack fire engines:

     "The Michael J. Fox Show" - Michael plays an NYC TV news reporter who returns to work after taking some time off to deal with his illness.
     One of the first stories that he covers is a fire in NYC. The FDNY shows up with a Mack "CF" pumper; looks like the same "CF" used
     on other TV programs.

     "The Middle" - The youngest son of the Heck family, Brick, tries to come up with a slogan in honor of the 100th anniversary of the town
     of Orson, IN. The prize is a ride on an antique fire truck during the town's parade. The antique is mentioned as a 1929 model but when it
     shows up in the parade it is a c1950 Mack "L" model semi-cab pumper. You take what is said on TV with a grain of salt but at least it was
     a nice old Mack.

                                      bulldogboy
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Post by: scottflynn101 on January 26, 2014, 03:36:27 PM
I guess this would be the appropriate thread for this...
This weekends Highland Co. Firefighter's Assn.-EMS Expo featuring
Randolph Mantooth along with myself and son Taylor
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Post by: scottflynn101 on January 26, 2014, 03:38:04 PM
Here's Mantooth autographing the compt. door of my truck.  Real nice guy!!!
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Post by: firebuff4life on May 13, 2017, 04:08:43 PM
Ok, this is something I have wanted to do for a long time and I finally have the means to do it! I want to make the ultimate list of movies and TV shows which have fire apparatus, firefighters, or firefighting in them. They don't have to be completely fire oriented. Even if they just show one truck putting out a car fire in the background or a guy in turnout gear, that's fine. Put on your thinking caps and lets see what we can come up with. Here are a few to start...

Ghostbusters (Movie - Set in New York City)
Backdraft (Movie - Set in Chicago)
Code Red (TV - Set in Los Angeles - Starred Loren Greene)
Third Watch (TV - Set in New York City)
Speed (Movie -Set in San Francisco - Starred Keanu Reeves)
Volcano (Movie - 1997 - Set in Los Angeles - Starred Tommy Lee Jones)

Anyone remember Turk 182! It was about a New York City Fireman who was injured rescuing a child from a house fire but because he had been drinking and not being on duty the city wouldn't help him so his brother went out and did real elaborate things to make people aware of the injustice that was taking place.

Please feel free to post other ones!
Speed was set in Los Angeles.
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Post by: FiremanRW on November 12, 2017, 03:14:24 AM
Hot Spot (1990) Don Johnson & Virginia Madsen.
Filmed in Taylor, TX. TFD apparatus & personnel were used in fire scenes.
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Post by: bulldogboy on November 14, 2017, 10:07:48 PM

      The recent movie: "Manchester-By-The-Sea" was filmed around Cape Ann in Massachusetts. A pivotal moment in the movie is when the character played by Casey Affleck
      loses his home to a fire. In the scene are Manchester-By-The-Sea, MA Fire Department Engine 2, a 1998 Pierce Quantuam, 1500/500 and Rescue 1, a 2010 Ford E450
      Wheeled Coach ambulance.

                                          bulldogboy