City on fire

City on fire

City on Fire (original title: City on Fire ) is an American – Canadian film directed by Alvin Rakoff , released in 1979 .

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Synopsis

Unhappy about being fired from the chemical plant he was working on, Herman Stover decides to take revenge by poisoning toxic products into the atmosphere. These substances soon catch fire, plunging the entire city into chaos. Dr. Frank Whitman and Risley, the fire chief, organize the rescue and try to stem the advance of the fire.

Technical sheet

  • Title: City on fire
  • Original title: City on Fire
  • Director: Alvin Rakoff
  • Scenario: Jack Hill , Dave Lewis and Céline La Frenière
  • Production: Claude Héroux
  • Production Company: Astral Bellevue Pathé, Astral Films, Canadian Film Development Corporation (CFDC) (participating), Famous Players Film Corporation (participating)
  • Photography: René Verzier
  • Music: Matthew McCauley and William McCauley
  • Artistic direction: Claude Marchand
  • Sets: William McCrow
  • Costumes: Yvon Duhaime
  • Special Effects: Carol Lynn and Cliff Wenger
  • Country of Origin: Canada , United States
  • Format: Colors – Sound: Mono
  • Genre: Disaster movie
  • Duration: 106 minutes
  • Release date :
    • May 24, 1979 : (West Germany)
    • July 11, 1979 : (France)
    • August 31, 1979 : (USA)

Distribution

  • Barry Newman : Dr. Frank Whitman
  • Susan Clark : Diana Brockhurst-Lautrec
  • Shelley Winters : Nurse Andrea Harper
  • Leslie Nielsen : Mayor William Dudley
  • James Franciscus : Jimbo
  • Ava Gardner : Maggie Grayson
  • Henry Fonda : Fire Chief Albert Risley
  • Jonathan Welsh : Herman Stover
  • Hilary Labow : me Adams
  • Richard Donat : Captaine Harrison Risley
  • Mavor Moore : John O’Brien
  • Donald Pilon : Dr. Matwick
  • Terry Haig : Terry James
  • Cec Linder : Councilor Paley

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