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Into the Fire (2004)

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A man who has spent much of his life dealing with grief finally has more than he knows what to do with in this independent drama. Walter Hartwig Jr. (Sean Patrick Flanery) is a New York City cop who is haunted by the death of his sister, who drowned at Coney Island when he was a boy. Hartwig saw his sister die and has felt responsible ever since. Every year on her birthday, he has himself thrown into the ocean as penance, and works with the NYPD Harbor Unit in hope of someday paying back his act

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Michael Phelan

Apr 20, 2004

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Michael Phelan deserves points for chutzpah for daring to wallow in abject psychic misery in his debut film.

September 23, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Phelan makes nice use of the New York locations, but all the trees in Central Park can't make up for a clichéd script and characters who speak entirely in platitudes.

September 23, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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A painfully sincere indie drama.

September 23, 2005
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If there's an element of Into the Fire that isn't rank and offensive, I've failed to find it.

September 20, 2005 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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All dressed up with nowhere to go.

July 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

The result is 93 very long minutes' worth of admirably committed actors putting themselves through the emotional wringer to very little end.

September 23, 2005 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A 90-minute version of Collective Soul's "The World I Know" as directed by Scott Stapp.

September 18, 2005 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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Good film, very poetic...great acting.
December 4, 2007
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