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Rescue Me 

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Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Denis Leary ...  Tommy Gavin 93 episodes, 2004-2011
Michael Lombardi ...  Mike Silletti 93 episodes, 2004-2011
Steven Pasquale ...  Sean Garrity 93 episodes, 2004-2011
Andrea Roth ...  Janet Gavin 93 episodes, 2004-2011
John Scurti ...  Kenneth 'Lou' Shea 93 episodes, 2004-2011
Daniel Sunjata ...  Franco Rivera 93 episodes, 2004-2011
Callie Thorne ...  Sheila Keefe 93 episodes, 2004-2011
Natalie Distler ...  Colleen Gavin / ... 64 episodes, 2004-2011
James McCaffrey ...  Jimmy Keefe 56 episodes, 2004-2011
Robert John Burke ...  Mickey Gavin / ... 54 episodes, 2004-2011
Lenny Clarke ...  Uncle Teddy 53 episodes, 2004-2011
Adam Ferrara ...  Chief 'Needles' Nelson 50 episodes, 2006-2011
Larenz Tate ...  Bart 'Black Shawn' Johnston / ... 45 episodes, 2007-2011
Jack McGee ...  Chief Jerry Reilly 44 episodes, 2004-2007
Michael Zegen ...  Damien Keefe 42 episodes, 2004-2011
Tatum O'Neal ...  Maggie Gavin / ... 39 episodes, 2004-2011
Olivia Crocicchia ...  Katy Gavin / ... 39 episodes, 2004-2011
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Storyline

On 9/11 firefighter Tommy Gavin lost hundred of friends, including his cousin/best friend Jimmy as well as part of his soul and sanity. Three years later and his life is in shambles and an everyday struggle not to take a drink. Between spying on (& trying to get back with) his separated wife and 3 kids, the growing sexual tension between him and Jimmy's widow, his father and uncle's erratic behavior and the antics of his crew, Tommy's (Irish) anger and need to drink is at a tipping point - and now his survivor's guilt is making him see and talk to dead people, particularly his cousin Jimmy. All these personal demons are threatening what he holds most dear - the inherent courage and pride it means to be a member of the perpetual boy's club of the F.D.N.Y. Written by Luke_Was_A_Terrorist

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They're still playing with fire. [series 2] See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (USA) See more »

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Jerry Adler (Sidney Feinberg), Steven Pasquale (Sean Garrity), Maura Tierney (Kelly McPhee), Peter Gallagher (Father Phil) & Michael J. Fox (Dwight) all worked on The Good Wife (2009), as Howard Lyman, Johnny Elfman, Maura Tierney (Maddie Hayward), Ethan Carver & (Louis Canning) respectively. See more »

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In the Season 1 episode DNA, while Sheila and Tommy were at dinner, Sheila's wine glass fills up immediately after she drains it completely just seconds earlier. See more »

Quotes

Janet Gavin: [She and Sheila are sitting in the kitchen of the firehouse looking at one another and texting insults between them. About one particular text from Sheila] You spelled it wrong.
Sean Garrity: [He later comes in and glances down at Janet's cell phone, which still has the misspelled word on the screen] What's a "cunf"?
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Funny, realistic and entertaining drama
26 February 2005 | by Elson321See all my reviews

This is one of the most funny, realistic and entertaining dramas around currently (2005-2006). Watch it from the very first episode and see how each firefighter has a background and a story. See how well the firefighters get on as a team get on from day 1. See how September 11th has affected their lives. I especially love Denis Leary's character's brother who works as a New York Cop. Such a cool guy.

Anyway, definitely worth an hours watch every week! And, of course, Denis Leary has written and acted yet another brilliant piece of work again just like his 2001-2002 show called 'The Job'. My Score = 10/10. Let's hope this one doesn't get cancelled folks!


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