Point of Origin (2002)
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Set in the late '80s, this quirkily directed HBO thriller stars Ray Liotta as California arson investigator John Orr, known to his colleagues as "the Professor" because of his infallible knack for pinpointing the exact cause of several fires that have recently swept through the state. No one holds more admiration for Orr than his protégé, Keith Lang (John Leguizamo), who is now applying the lessons learned from the Professor as a member of the ATF. Things take a disturbing turn when the evidence gathered by Orr suggests that a particularly vicious serial pyromaniac may actually be a professional fire fighter himself. Complicating matters are the mixed feelings experienced by Lang when he discovers that the Professor has more than a few chinks in his armor -- notably a predilection for extramarital hanky-panky and an unhealthy obsession with media publicity. Almost dreamlike in its concept and execution (in fact, at times it is downright nightmarish), Point of Origin made its cable-TV bow on June 22, 2002 -- coincidentally a scant few days after it was revealed that a brace of real-life forest fires had been touched off by persons "on the inside." … More
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as John Orr
as Keith Lang
as Mike Matassa
as Mike Camello
as Wanda Orr
as Carrie Orr
as Chief Gray
as Glen Lucero
as Stella Cove
as Gabby Finn
as Clarence Hyde
as Lori Orr
as Lt. Tom Hines
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