Into the Fire

Film, Drama

Time Out says

Conceived in the wake of September 11, writer and director Phelan's ambitious debut weaves together three stories of loss and rebirth, including those of a harbor patrolman (Flanery) and a grandmother (Williams) torn by survivor guilt. To say that Phelan's reach exceeds his grasp isn't entirely a criticism - he's tackling big themes and deep emotions that would intimidate even experienced filmmakers. Unfortunately, he falls back on narrative clichés, resulting in 93 minutes of committed actors putting themselves through the emotional wringer to very little end.



Release details

93 mins

Cast and crew

Michael Phelan
Michael Phelan
Sean Patrick Flanery
Melina Kanakaredes
Ed Lauter
Pablo Schreiber
Ron McLarty
JoBeth Williams
Lydia Jordan
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