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City on Fire
Directed by:
Alvin Rakoff

"City on Fire" (also known as "Stadt in Flammen", "Città in fiamme") is an Action/Drama film directed by Alvin Rakoff, released in the USA on August 31 of 1979 , starring Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters, Leslie Nielsen, James Franciscus and Ava Gardner.

What Happened to Them Could Happen to You ... In Any City Anywhere!

Who is the director of "City on Fire":

City on Fire was directed by Alvin Rakoff, a Canadian director, producer, and writer.

Before City on Fire, Alvin Rakoff had directed Say Hello to Yesterday, released in 1971, Hoffman (1970), Crossplot (1969), Passport to Shame (1958). Since, he directed Death Ship, released in 1980.

What was the release date of "City on Fire":

City on Fire was initally released in the United States on Friday, August 31, 1979. Also released on Friday, August 31, 1979 has been Time After Time (dir. Nicholas Meyer). This was forty (40) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, August 29, 1979 in Canada; Wednesday, July 11, 1979 in France and on Thursday, May 24, 1979 in Germany.

What is the casting of "City on Fire":

At the casting of City on Fire we find Barry Newman, previously seen in The Salzburg Connection (1972) and Vanishing Point (1971); Susan Clark (Hair (1979), The North Avenue Irregulars (1979)); Shelley Winters (The Visitor (1979), King of the Gypsies (1978)) [ more... ]

  • Richard Donat, Cec Linder and Earl Pennington can all be seen in Tomorrow Never Comes, released in 1978.
  • Earl Pennington and Bronwen Mantel also appeared in Of Unknown Origin, released in 1983.

What is the Storyline of "City on Fire":

William Dudley (Leslie Nielsen) is a corrupt mayor of a nameless Midwestern U.S. city who has allowed an oil refinery to be built right in the center of town, far from any river, lake or reservoir. On one typical hot summer day, Herman Stover (Jonathan Welsh), a dangerously disturbed employee at the works has been denied an expected promotion and in addition, finds himself fired. He then decides to take his revenge against the works by opening the valves to the storage vats and their interconnecting pipes, [...]

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