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Rescue Me: Season 5 (2009)




Critic Consensus: Rescue Me changes tone this season in a drastic and wavering turn from grim to buoyant, yet still maintains its edgy approach to human tragedy.


Air date: Apr 7, 2009
Air date: Apr 14, 2009
Air date: Apr 21, 2009
Air date: Apr 28, 2009
Air date: May 5, 2009
Air date: May 12, 2009
Air date: May 19, 2009
Air date: May 26, 2009
Air date: Jun 2, 2009
Air date: Jun 9, 2009
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Tv Season Info

The fifth season finds Tommy (Denis Leary) and Lou ( John Scurti ) competing for the love of a woman writing an article about 9/11 (Maura Tierney), leading to an in-depth flashback exploration of the events leading up to the attacks and the surrounding experience for all of the men on 62 Truck.

Network: FX
Premiere Date: Apr 7, 2009
Creators: ,
Executive Producers: , ,
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Denis Leary
as Tommy Gavin
James McCaffrey
as Jimmy Keefe
Daniel Sunjata
as Franco Rivera
John Scurti
as Lt. Kenny `Lou' Shea
Steven Pasquale
as Sean Garrity
Andrea Roth
as Janet Gavin
Michael Lombardi
as Mike Siletti
Callie Thorne
as Sheila Keefe
Charles Durning
as Tommy's Dad
Dean Winters
as Johnny Gavin
Jerry Adler
as Chief Feinberg
Chip Zien
as Arthur Frost
Adam Ferrara
as Needles
Jen Egan
as Tanya
Jordan Gelber
as Man on Bridge
Adam Trese
as Dick MacNamara
Robert Guarino
as Store Manager
Natalie Distler
as Colleen Gavin
Gunna Wilson
as Helena Weisser
David Call
as Young Man/Connor
Lenny Clarke
as Uncle Teddy
Ron McLarty
as Dr. Willins
Baron Vaughn
as Hipster
Barbara Andres
as Lenora White
Will Chase
as Pat Mahoney
Tatum O'Neal
as Maggie Gavin
Kate Guyton
as Kelly MacNamara
Ana Kayne
as Hipster
David Beach
as Jim King
J. Elaine Marcos
as Pretty Lesbian
Kevin Chapman
as Terrence
Savannah Wise
as Singing Woman
Joy Nakayama
as Conspiracy Chick
Claire Byrne
as Attractive Lesbian
Deidre Goodwin
as Restaurant Hostess
Kate Simses
as Conspiracy Chick
Chris Phillips
as Rep. Gerard
Gina Gershon
as Valerie
Ann Arvia
as Kathy King
DK Bowser
as Male Nurse
Karina Lombard
as Genevieve Lazard
David Pittu
as Charles
Chris LaPanta
as Boxing Official
Erica Huang
as Amanda Ho
Paul Coughlin
as Dour Guy
Elisabeth A. Furtado
as No-Nonsense Lesbian
Anthony Mangano
as Bobby Vincent
Peter Maloney
as Uncle Red
Wenne Alton Davis
as No-Nonsense Lesbian
Ericka Yang Hunter
as Singing Nurse
Jennifer Merrill
as Attractive Shopper
Eddie Sullivan
as Billy Warren
David Wohl
as Dr. Harris
Terry Serpico
as Cousin Eddie
Lou Volpe
as Himself
Gina Bombara
as Singing Nurse
Maura Tierney
as Woman at Fire
Molly Church
as Assistant
Steve Alleva
as Fireman
Darlesia Cearcy
as Mrs. Berg
Tonya Wathen
as Singing Nurse
Heather Lang
as Singing Nurse
Nick Raio
as Meeting Leader
Rashidra Scott
as Nurse Violet
Bob Van Lindt
as Father Barry
Mike Landry
as Bartender
Dina Duva
as Nurse
Renee Pugh
as Singing Nurse
James McNally
as Meeting Leader
Meredith Howard
as Singing Nurse
Guisseppe Jones
as Cable Guy
Celisse Henderson
as Nurse Voice
Marya Grandy
as Singing Nurse
Jodie Langel
as Nurse Voice
Natalia Zisa
as Showgirl
Heather Bair
as Showgirl
Jenn Colella
as Singing Nurse
Samantha Zack
as Showgirl
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Critic Reviews for Rescue Me: Season 5

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (11)

AFTER jumping the rails and the shark the last few seasons, Rescue Me has been rescued - by the writers' strike.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
New York Post
Top Critic

Rescue Me races out of the gate as confidently brilliant as ever before, wildly mixing emotions along the way.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Now Rescue Me has taken on an invigorated intensity.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Supremely well-written by Leary, Peter Tolan and Evan Reilly, Rescue Me careens through plots and moods like a house afire.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
USA Today
Top Critic

Rescue Me seems to come by its reverse class condescension so honestly that it hardly even seems to matter when it begins to feel too broad.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
New York Times
Top Critic

Make room on the DVR, as the FX original comes back like a house afire.

Full Review… | April 7, 2009
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