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PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 20 October 2017 (USA)
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Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eric Marsh
... Brendan McDonough
... Duane Steinbrink
... Amanda Marsh
... Jesse Steed
... Christopher MacKenzie
... Marvel Steinbrink
... Travis Turbyfill
... Andrew Ashcraft
... Scott Norris
... Wade Parker
... Clayton Whitted
... Anthony Rose
Scott Foxx ... Travis Carter
... Robert Caldwell
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In 2007 Prescott, Arizona, Eric Marsh of the Prescott Fire Department is frustrated fighting forest fires when the Type 1 or "Hotshot" front line forest fire fighting crews from afar overrule his operational suggestions to his area's sorrow. To change that, Marsh gets approval from the Mayor to attempt to organize an unprecedented certified municipal-based Hotshot crew for Prescott. To that end, Marsh needs new recruits, which includes the young wastrel, Brendan McDonough, to undergo the rigorous training and qualification testing for the most dangerous of fire fighting duty. Along the way, the new team meets the challenge and the hailed Granite Mountain Hotshots are born. In doing so, all the men, especially McDonough, are changed as new experience and maturity is achieved in fire-forged camaraderie. All this is put to the test in 2013 with the notorious Yarnell Hill Fire that will demand efforts and sacrifices no one can ignore. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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It's Not What Stands In Front Of You, It's Who Stands Beside You

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content, some sexual references, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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20 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,002,665, 22 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,340,051, 28 January 2018
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Trivia

Although James Badge Dale plays Jesse Steed in the movie in real life he is actually 2 years younger then the real life hotshot who lost his life tragically at the age of 36. See more »

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although the movie is set in Arizona based on the tragedy/true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots it was filmed entirely across the border in the state of New Mexico. See more »

Quotes

Amanda Marsh: I've had to learn to live my life without needing you, and now you're pissed at me?
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Before the credits roll the real Granite Mountain Hotshots are shown along with the actors who portrayed them. See more »

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Featured in Behind the Song: Hold the Light (2018) See more »

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We're Gonna Hold On
Written by George Jones and Montgomery Earl
Performed by George Jones and Tammy Wynette
Courtesy of Columbia Records Nashville by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Unbelievably Good
22 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Superb acting with a story line that'll draw you in and really make you feel like you're part of the crew. Loved it. Can't believe someone would rate this poorly and call it cliché. It's based on a true story so I'm not sure how that's cliché. Either way - it's amazing and I'm glad they made the movie so the world can honor these brave heroes.


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