GenreDrama, Action ProducerIrwin Allen CountryUnited States
Release date1977 (1977) WriterNorman Katkov (story), Norman Katkov (teleplay), Arthur Weiss (teleplay) CastErnest Borgnine (Sam Brisbane), Vera Miles (Martha Wagner), Patty Duke (Dr. Peggy Wilson (as Patty Duke Astin)), Alex Cord (Dr. Alex Wilson), Donna Mills (Harriett Malone), Lloyd Nolan (Doc Bennett) Similar moviesThe Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake, Meteor, Jurassic World, San Andreas, Spy
TaglineAnother burning sensation from the producer of the Towering Inferno.
Fire! is a 1977 American made-for-television action-drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen starring Ernest Borgnine, Vera Miles, Patty Duke Astin, Alex Cord, Donna Mills, Lloyd Nolan, Neville Brand, Ty Hardin and Erik Estrada. It was directed by Earl Bellamy, who directed another made-for-TV disaster film one year before titled Flood!.
The film's plot is about a convict (Neville Brand) who escapes from an Oregon road gang and starts a fire in a forest, which goes out of control and threatens to destroy a small mountain community. Involved are a lumber mill owner named Sam (Ernest Borgnine); Martha (Vera Miles), the widowed operator of a forest lodge; a teacher (Donna Mills) on a class outing; a country doctor (Lloyd Nolan); and a young couple (Patty Duke Astin and Alex Cord) whose shaky marriage is healed when battling the blaze brings out their better natures.
Ernest Borgnine as Sam Brisbane
Vera Miles as Martha Wagner
Patty Duke Astin as Dr. Peggy Wilson
Alex Cord as Dr. Alex Wilson
Donna Mills as Harriett Malone
Lloyd Nolan as Doc Bennett
Neville Brand as Larry Durant
Ty Hardin as Walt Fleming
Gene Evans as Dan Harter
Erik Estrada as Frank
Michelle Stacy as Judy
The film was directed in the cities of Silverton and Yamhill, in Oregon.
Fire! premiered on May 8, 1977 on NBC on two-hours length; it was later cut to ninety minutes and rerun in tandem with another TV disaster movie, Flood!, also produced by Irwin Allen.