- Starring: James McCaffrey, Jack McGee, Daniel Sunjata
From the creators and executive producers of The Job comes Rescue Me, a dramedy that centers on the inner workings of Engine 62, a New York City firehouse, and the personal and emotional battles of its members in a post-9/11 world.
The show focuses on Tommy Gavin, the senior firefighter whose life is in turmoil as he copes with the stresses and fears of his job as well the separation from his wife Janet. Tommy moves into a house across the street from her to stay close to their three children and keep an eye on her. The stresses and fears of his job are manifested through conversations with his dead cousin Jimmy Keefe, a former firefighter, as well as the haunting memories of people he has watched perish on the job.
The remaining heroes of Ladder 62 include Chief Jerry Reilly who, despite being called "The Good Chief," has a serious gambling problem and bets on everything, even Tommy's divorce. Sean Garrity is a young, handsome guy who is easier to look at than hold a conversation with. Franco Rivera, a cocky, Puerto Rican ladies man, is Tommy's confidant who lives life in the fast lane. Lt. Kenny "Lou" Shea is a man's man who secretly writes poetry and uses it as a way to release his emotional frustrations. Mike Silletti, "the probie," is subject to numerous initiation pranks as he starts his career as a firefighter.
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Awards & Nominations:
2005 Golden Globe Award Nominee - Best Actor in a Drama Series: Denis Leary
2005 TCA Award Nominee-Outstanding Achievement in Drama & Outstanding New Program of the Year
2005 Satellite Award Nominee- Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama
Denis Leary, Outstanding DVD Release of a Television Show, Outstanding Television Series, Drama
2005 Satellite Award- Best Ensemble: Television
2005 Visionary Award- Jim Serpico
2006 Satellite Award Nominee- Best Actor in a Series, Drama Denis Leary & Best Television Series, Drama
2006 Prism Award Nominee- Performance in a Drama Series Storyline Denis Leary
2006 Emmy Award Nominee- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Denis Leary
2007 Satellite Award Nominee- Best Actor in a Series, Drama Denis Leary
2007 Prism Award Nominee- Performance in a Drama Series, Multi-Episode Storyline Denis Leary
2007 Golden Reel Award Nomiee- Best Sound Editing in Sound Effects and Foley for Television - Short Form
Eileen Horta (supervising sound editor) Mark Cleary (sound designer) James Bailey (foley artist) Damien Smith (foley artist) Kevin McCullough (sound editor) Ashley Harvey (sound editor) For episode "Devil".
2007 Gracie Allen Award- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Marisa Tomei
2007 Emmy Nominee-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Denis Leary
2007 Artios Award-Best Dramatic Episodic Casting Julie Tucker
2008 Prism Award Nominee- Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline Tatum O'Neal
2008 Emmy Nominee- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Charles Durning… Collapse
- Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
- Creator: Peter Tolan, Denis Leary
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: Jul 21, 2004
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 10:00 PM
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It's as funny in some places as it is raw and touching in others. Make an effort to watch this premiere, and add it to your short list of must-see TV. [21 July 2004, p.80]
Rescue Me burns with authenticity, rising from the newly cluttered landscape of summer TV programming to become the No. 1 must-see. [21 July 2004, p.F01]
May be the network's most effective combination yet of artistic reach and popular appeal. Created by The Job's Peter Tolan and Denis Leary, who also stars, Rescue Me could do for firefighters what "NYPD Blue" did for cops: strip them of myth while celebrating their humanity.
Rescue Me is a daring, unflinching show—a worthy companion to FX’s dark-hearted police drama “The Shield”—and it is unafraid to expose the not always pretty particulars of firehouse culture and the more fallible side of those we count on to save us.
The language and sentiments are often unfiltered and raw, maybe more than you want at times, but Leary is a master at playing guys on the edge and this is an extraordinary showcase, by turns moving, funny and stunning. [21 July 2004, p.61]
But as perfect as Leary is in some ways to play the wounded and angry working man in midlife crisis, it is a one-note act...Leary is simply not an actor capable of other notes, let alone nuance. Anyone who saw him in the ABC cop series "The Job" has seen this character.
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
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