Fire! (1977 film)

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Written byNorman Katkov
Arthur Weiss
Directed byEarl Bellamy
StarringErnest Borgnine
Vera Miles
Patty Duke Astin
Alex Cord
Donna Mills
Music byRichard LaSalle
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Irwin Allen
Producer(s)Irwin Allen
Production location(s)Silverton, Oregon
Yamhill, Oregon
CinematographyDennis Dalzell
Editor(s)Bill Brame
Running time100 minutes
Production company(s)Irwin Allen Productions
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Original networkNBC
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseMay 8, 1977 (1977-05-08)

Fire! is a 1977 American made-for-television action-drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen starring Ernest Borgnine, Vera Miles, Patty Duke Astin, Alex Cord, Donna Mills, Lloyd Nolan, Neville Brand, Ty Hardin and Erik Estrada. It was directed by Earl Bellamy, who directed another made-for-TV disaster film one year before titled Flood!.[1]


Convict Larry Durant, escapes from an Oregon road gang, and starts a fire in a forest, which goes out of control and threatens to destroy a small mountain community. Involved are a lumber mill owner, Sam Brisbane; Martha Wagner, the widowed operator of a forest lodge; teacher, Harriet Malone, who is on a class outing; a country doctor, Doc Bennett, and a young couple, Doctors Alex and Peggy Wilson, whose shaky marriage is healed when battling the blaze brings out their better natures.



The film was directed in the cities of Silverton and Yamhill, in Oregon.


Fire! premiered on May 8, 1977 on NBC on two-hours length; it was later cut to ninety minutes and rerun in tandem with another TV disaster movie, Flood!, also produced by Irwin Allen.

Titles around the world[edit]

  • Det flammande helvevet (Sweden)
  • El bosque en llamas (Spain)
  • Horizons en flammes (France)
  • Il colosso di fuoco (Italy)
  • Horizont in Flammen (West Germany)
  • Krwawe pieklo (Poland)
  • Ti nyhta pou oi ouranoi epiasan fotia (Greece)
  • Tuhoavat liekit (Finland)


  1. ^ TV MOVIE REVIEW: 'Fire': Another Story of Disaster Thomas, Kevin. Los Angeles Times6 May 1977: g29.

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