City on Fire (1979)

R   |    |  Action, Drama

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A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.



  • Leslie Nielsen in City on Fire (1979)
  • Leslie Nielsen and Ava Gardner in City on Fire (1979)
  • City on Fire (1979)
  • City on Fire (1979)
  • City on Fire (1979)
  • Shelley Winters and Susan Clark in City on Fire (1979)

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Alvin Rakoff


Jack Hill, David P. Lewis, Céline La Frenière

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13 July 2002 | gridoon
| Another late-70s disaster time-waster.
"City on Fire" was made in 1979, when the disaster genre was already past its prime - and a dispirited, tired affair it is. Most of the actors (except for the amusingly unbalanced villain) sleepwalk through their roles, possibly knowing that the film had no chance of reviving the genre. At least there are some pretty realistic effects, though the movie never makes clear how exactly the fire spread over the entire city. (**)

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