Someone is starting fires that result in a backdraft that is devestating to the victims as well as dangerous and deadly to the firefighters fighting the fires.

As the plot unfolds it becomes more apparent that it is a firefighter who is starting them.

Two brothers, both the sons of a fireman who died a hero while in service, one an investigator investigating the fires, the other and outspoken and well respected fireman must face up as it becomes more obvious that it is the older brother, the firefighter who could be responsible...

But is it?

Visible crew/equipment: When Brian is coming up the lawn to the back door to visit Helen, you can see Ron Howard and the film crew clearly reflected on the back door window.

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John 'Axe' Adcox: Your Dad died saving my life and these people were killing firemen for money.

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Chosen answer: Why not? There's no reason why an actor couldn't play his own father at the same age - indeed, it can serve to emphasise a family resemblence between father and son. It can also serve as a swift way of letting the audience know that this is the father, rather than having a different actor come in and have to have the relationship established through dialogue.


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