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Rescue Me 

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Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men.
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On 9/11 firefighter Tommy Gavin lost hundred of friends, including his cousin/best friend Jimmy as well as part of his soul and sanity. Three years later and his life is in shambles and an everyday struggle not to take a drink. Between spying on (& trying to get back with) his separated wife and 3 kids, the growing sexual tension between him and Jimmy's widow, his father and uncle's erratic behavior and the antics of his crew, Tommy's (Irish) anger and need to drink is at a tipping point - and now his survivor's guilt is making him see and talk to dead people, particularly his cousin Jimmy. All these personal demons are threatening what he holds most dear - the inherent courage and pride it means to be a member of the perpetual boy's club of the F.D.N.Y. Written by Luke_Was_A_Terrorist

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They save us. But who saves them? See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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Asema 62  »

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Daniel Sunjata (Franco) and Michael Lombardi (Probie) auditioned back to back, and both got their roles on the first audition. See more »

Goofs

In Season 1, Tommy's Father states he is 72-years-old and can take care of himself. But in Season 3, at his birthday party he is turning 83. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Teddy: [after a suicide attempt] Is this heaven?
Tommy Gavin: No, it's my *garage*!
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.107 (2012) See more »

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C'Mon, C'Mon
Theme Song (2004-?)
Written by Jason Stollsteimer
Performed by The Von Bondies
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Leary's excellent new pitch for the FDNY, hard knuckle biting characters with a controversial message in the mix
5 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Denis Leary, Jack McGee, Mike Lombardi, Daniel Sunjate, Steven Pasquale, John Scurti, James McCaffery, Callie Thorne, Jay Potter, Andre Roth. Created by Denis Leary and Peter Tolan.

Tommy Gavin (Co-creator Leary) is one of the many FDNY firefighters in company 62. Along side with Chief Jerry Reilly (McGee), Sean Garrity (Pasquale), Franco (Sunjate), and Probie (Lombardi) just to name a few. Join in on the insane jobs that they are forced to do in order to pay the bills. Besides seeing dead people, having a drinking problem, losing his wife (Roth) to a business man Roger Mills (Potter) whom he tends to spy on Tommy Gavin is a regular fireman.

Peter Tolan and Denis Leary raunchy comedic look at the firefighters after 9/11 is clearly brilliant. This not being their first t.v show the others being The Job, Murphy Brown and The Larry Sanders Show gives the show experience in writing and helps make the show all the more sweeter. Season one was great and season two can only get better and better. Leary and Tolan two huge thumbs up. My final rating 10/10.


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