Into the Fire (2005 film)

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Into The Fire
Theatrical poster
Screenplay byMichael Phelan
Directed byMichael Phelan
StarringSean Patrick Flanery
JoBeth Williams
Melina Kanakaredes
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Original release
  • September 18, 2005 (2005-09-18)

Into the Fire is a 2005 Independent drama film from first-time director Michael Phelan that stars Sean Patrick Flanery, JoBeth Williams, and Melina Kanakaredes.


In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, three New Yorkers respond to a new tragedy. June Sickles Fiorilli (JoBeth Williams) lost her firefighter son on 9-11 and now lives with her granddaughter Quinn, not far from the very firehouse that her boy called home. Walter Hartwig (Sean Patrick Flanery) is the lieutenant in charge on the night a jumbo jet crashes on final approach into Kennedy Airport, intertwining him to June and music teacher Catrina Hampton (Melina Kanakaredes), who is awaiting the arrival of her twin sister.

Critical response[edit]

Of Into the Fire, Jeffrey Lyons said "It is an intelligent, compelling film" remarking that "JoBeth Williams gives one of her best, most complex performances."[1] New York Magazine said Flanery's "strong performance grounds the film".[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [Review:Into the Fire, New York Magazine, September 25, 2005]

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