Fire with Fire

Fire with Fire

David Barrett (2012)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Although it's probably the biggest movie yet to emerge from rapper 50 Cent's production outfit, this damp squib still has "straight to DVD" stamped all over it (which is where the film ended up in the US). Josh Duhamel (Transformers) stars as reluctant vigilante Jeremy Coleman, a fireman who is placed in the witness protection programme after getting caught up in a gangland execution carried out by an evil white supremacist (Vincent D'Onofrio). But when Coleman and his US marshal protector (Rosario Dawson) - who are also involved romantically - are tracked down by a hired assassin (Julian McMahon), he realises they will never be safe unless he takes the law into his own hands. Despite the efforts of a notable cast - Bruce Willis also plays a sympathetic detective, while 50 Cent and Vinnie Jones have small roles - there's little spark in either the plotting or the perfunctory direction of TV veteran David Barrett.


A fireman witnesses a murder committed by a white supremacist, and is placed under police protection. He falls in love with his FBI minder, but she is badly injured when his identity is exposed, leaving him convinced that the only way they will be safe from the killer is if he takes the law into his own hands. Action thriller, starring Josh Duhamel, Bruce Willis and Rosario Dawson.

Cast & Crew

Jeremy Coleman Josh Duhamel
Lieutenant Mike Cella Bruce Willis
Deputy Talia Durham Rosario Dawson
David Hagan Vincent D'Onofrio
Lamar Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
Robert Julian McMahon
Boyd Vinnie Jones
Wallace Quinton "Rampage" Jackson
Harold Gethers Richard Schiff
Agent Calvin Mullens Kevin Dunn
Director David Barrett
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 8 Mar 2013