Into the Fire (2005)


Into the Fire (2005)

Into the Fire follows the story of Walter Hartwig, a lieutenant in the New York City Harbor Unit, who finally comes to terms with what is really important about this life.
IMDb   5.1 /10
Metacritic   19 %
TheMovieDb    7.0 /10
Director Michael Phelan
Writer Michael Phelan
Release Date2007-02-15
Runtime1h 35min
Content RatingR (R)
CompanyInto the Fire, Silent Thunder Entertainment
Walter Harwig, Walter Harwig, Jr.
Catrinaas Catrina…
June Sicklesas June Sickles
Sandy Manettias Sandy Manetti
Quinn Sicklesas Quinn Sickles
Walter Hartwig, Walter Hartwig, Sr.
Arthur Jacksonas Arthur Jackson
Captain Dave Cutleras Captain Dave Cutler
Drew Cortese
Drew Cortese
Maraldias Maraldi
Elizabeth Hobgood
Elizabeth Hobgood
Mandy Manettias Mandy Manetti
Detective Stackas Detective Stack
Jeremy Peter Johnson
Jeremy Peter Johnson
NTSB Agent Parkeras NTSB Agent Parker
NTSB Agent #2as NTSB Agent #2
Alexander Mitchell
Alexander Mitchell
Ed Lynchas Ed Lynch
Mr. Lynchas Mr. Lynch
Marchell Williams
Marchell Williams
Waitressas Waitress
Dr. Linda Boyleas Dr. Linda Boyle

Into the Fire (2005 film)

Into the Fire is a 2005 Independent drama film from first-time director Michael Phelan that stars Sean Patrick Flanery, JoBeth Williams, and Melina Kanakaredes.


In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks, three New Yorkers respond to a new tragedy. June Sickles Fiorilli (JoBeth Williams) lost her firefighter son on 9-11 and now lives with her granddaughter Quinn, not far from the very firehouse that her boy called home. Walter Hartwig (Sean Patrick Flanery) is the lieutenant in charge on the night a jumbo jet crashes on final approach into Kennedy Airport, intertwining him to June and music teacher Catrina Hampton (Melina Kanakaredes), who is awaiting the arrival of her twin sister.

Critical response

Of Into the Fire, Jeffrey Lyons said "It is an intelligent, compelling film" remarking that "JoBeth Williams gives one of her best, most complex performances." New York Magazine said Flanery's "strong performance grounds the film".