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Format: DVD
Sku: 204320193
UPC: 043396187030
UPC 14: 00043396187030
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Play with Fire...You Get Burned.
The third season of Denis Leary and Peter Tolan's Emmy-nominated series examined the aftermath of devastating personal losses that the 62 Truck crew experienced at the end of the scorching second season.

Tommy is trying to hold his life and team together while dealing with the devastating loss of his son. Franco studies for the lieutenant's exam while "Probie" contemplates the end of his probationary period, and now both ponder leaving the house. Lou and Jerry each grapple with - or try to hide from - the financial crises they're facing. And Sean has a good reason for trying to keep the identity of the new woman in his life a secret. They're all falling apart in one way or another... can Tommy make the only family he has left come back together?

"...absolutely brilliant...the best show on television...  David Kronke, L.A. Daily News
"...thrilling[ly] raw...scathingly funny...Rescue Me is bound to haunt you.  New York Daily News
"...the best actor [Leary] playig the best character in the best show...  USA Today
"This series is officially on fire now.  Ken Aucker, Entertainment Weekly
"Rescue Me races out of the gate as confidently brilliant as ever before, wildly mixing emotions along the way.  Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle
"One of TV's bleakest shows is also one of TV's best comedies. What a marvel.  Verne Gay, Newsday

Editor's Note
In this acclaimed TV dramedy, comedian Denis Leary plays Tommy Gavin, a New York fireman coping with the events of 9/11 and his own personal demons: drinking, a painful separation from his wife, and visions of his dead cousin. The other firefighters at 62 Truck aren't faring much better. Chief Reilly has a compulsive gambling addiction, ladies'-man Franco Rivera lives life fast and dangerous, and "Lou" Shea simmers with bottled-up frustrations. Season three picks up after the death of Tommy's young son at the end of the last season, endangering his already tenuous relationship with his wife. His extended family isn't making his life any easier, with his uncle (Lenny Clarke) in prison and his father (Charles Durning) in poor health. Tommy seeks solace in the arms of his brother's ex-wife (Oscar winner Marisa Tomei) and his late cousin's widow (Callie Thorne). This season also features guest appearances from Academy-Award-winning actresses Susan Sarandon and Tatum O'Neal. Leary and Emmy-winning Peter Tolan (THE LARRY SANDERS SHOW) write the gripping and darkly humorous show, which resonates with Leary's real life--his cousin, a firefighter, died in a tragic 1999 warehouse fire.

Features

Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/6/2011
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2006
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 18703
Video UPC UPC: 00043396187030
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 4

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.78:1
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Rescue Me: Season Three
By: Chris Barsanti filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 6/8/2007 6:57 PM
In the first couple of seasons, Denis Leary's FDNY fire opera Rescue Me flung itself through windows and played out in traffic. It busted jaws, opened old wounds just for spite and made grand sport of the whole ungodly train wreck of it all. It was almost as though co-creators Leary and Peter Tolan (The Larry Sanders Show) felt they were going to get canceled any second and so chucked all caution to the wind....read the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Andrea Roth
Video Cast Info Denis Leary
Video Cast Info Lenny Clarke
Video Cast Info Mike Lombardi
Video Cast Info Andrew Bernard - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Christopher Tyng - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Clay Brown, et. al. - Art Director
Video Cast Info Denis Leary - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Denis Leary, et. al. - Writer
Video Cast Info Jace Alexander, et. al. - Director
Video Cast Info Jonathan Freeman - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Simon B. Veredon, et. al. - Editor
Video Cast Info Tom Houghton - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Tony Palermo - Producer

Awards


Nominee (2006)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Denis Leary, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Nominee (2005)
   Video Award Name Emmy, Peter Tolan, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
   Video Award Name Emmy, Peter Tolan, Denis Leary, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Denis Leary, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

Image Award (2010)
   Video Award Name Larenz Tate, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Emmy (2009)
   Video Award Name Michael J. Fox, Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Emmy (2008)
   Video Award Name Charles Durning, Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
   Video Award Name Tom Houghton, Nominee, Outstanding Cinematography for a One-Hour Series

Emmy (2007)
   Video Award Name Denis Leary, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Emmy (2006)
   Video Award Name Denis Leary, Nominee, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Golden Globe (2005)
   Video Award Name Denis Leary, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

Emmy (2005)
   Video Award Name Peter Tolan, Nominee, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
   Video Award Name Peter Tolan, Denis Leary, Nominee, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Professional Reviews

DVD Verdict 8 of 10
Crafted as a homage to the firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11, Rescue Me quickly proves that it's more than mere hero worship. It offers an entertaining (if skewed) look at this dangerous profession...Few will deny that firefighters have a particularly heroic job...At the same time, they are ordinary guys. They have issues and problems, make mistakes in their personal lives, and aren't usually noted for being an especially civilized group. In fact, if Rescue Me is at all accurate, they are a big bunch of jerks...The series does a great job of playing with this dichotomy. It's impossible not to respect these men as they place themselves in danger...Rescue Me flip-flops between claiming that we shouldn't approach firefighters as heroes and reminding us how heroic these men were at this critical event...Rescue Me is gutsy and unique, and if it had only had more variety and subtlety, it wouldn't have worn out its welcome the way that it did. - Joel Pearce

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Rescue Me
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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