Starring: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly, Scott Haze, Alex Russell, Ben Hardy, Andie MacDowell
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Bio-drama directed by Joseph Kosinski based on the true story of the elite crew of firefighters, called the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who battled Yarnell Hill Fire, a wildfire in Prescott, Arizona in 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 members of their team. The story focuses on the intensity of the danger and the team’s camaraderie where through hope, determination, sacrifice, and the drive to protect families, communities, and our country become one of the most elite firefighting teams in the country.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 29)
Eric Marsh: I worked this blaze near Big Timber, Montana, in the blink of an eye there’s fire everywhere, and then charging out of these flames comes this bear on fire. That was the most beautiful and terrible thing I’ve ever seen.
Brendan McDonough: I heard you guys had some slots available.
Chris MacKenzie: Are you lost or…
Eric Marsh: We’ve got one slot open.
Eric Marsh: Do you know what we’re training for?
Brendan McDonough: Hotshots get to engage the fire directly. If you give me a chance I won’t let you down. I just had a daughter and I just really want to give her what I never had.
Eric Marsh: What are you doing here?
Brendan McDonough: I just had a daughter and I just really want to give her what I never had. If you give me a chance I won’t let you down.
Eric Marsh: Do you know the difference between a type two crew and Hotshots?
Brendan McDonough: Yes, sir. Hotshots are on the frontline and they get to engage the fire directly.
Duane Steinbrink: Now, there are two things that’ll make the mayor move. Fear and greed, right?
Duane Steinbrink: Eric, that attitude that you got right there, that cost you a lot of friends in the department.
Eric Marsh: I don’t care. Come on, Duane, you’re the Wildland fire chief. You started this thing. Well, I need your help. Please?
Duane Steinbrink: Hey, now, that’s nice. That’s a good start.
Duane Steinbrink: A SEAL team, six are firefighters.
Duane Steinbrink: You all are one of the best damn crew I’ve ever seen.
Hotshot Firefighter: [to Marsh] You guys are type two, so why don’t you what you do best, stay in the back and, uh, mop up our shit.
Eric Marsh: Sooner or later a fire is going to come out knocking at our hometown. We’ve been training for over four years. We’ve got all our hours, all our qualifications, but until we’re certified Hotshots my crew won’t even be able to set foot on the line.
Duane Steinbrink: I told you it wouldn’t be easy. Doing something that’s never been done before takes time.
Eric Marsh: I don’t know what to do.
Duane Steinbrink: Yeah, well, you got to ask yourself, “What can I live with and what can I die without?” You know what I mean?
Eric Marsh: No, I don’t.
Amanda Marsh: Do you want to talk about it, or do you want to do your John Wayne thing?
Eric Marsh: Mm-mm.
Amanda Marsh: You are ninety percent hotshot and ten percent mine, and that’s not enough!
Eric Marsh: What is that? Is that an ultimatum? Is that what that…
Amanda Marsh: No, I’m telling you how I feel, and that’s different. I want a family with the man that I love.
Marvel Steinbrink: It’s not easy sharing your man with a fire. I know.
Amanda Marsh: I’m just being a baby. You know, I don’t even know why, when I went into this with my eyes wide open.
Marvel Steinbrink: Doesn’t mean you can see everything that’s coming.
[as the fire approaches their town]
Duane Steinbrink: This is it, game time.
[to his crew]
Eric Marsh: I want you to all breathe in this beautiful vista, because once you’re Hotshots you’re never going to be able to look out into the wild and see that pure beauty again.
Eric Marsh: If this ain’t the greatest job in the world, I don’t know what is.
Man #1: The fire is threatening homes and people’s lives. I want Granite Mountain.
Eric Marsh: There it is. You’re Hotshots.
Man #2: If the fire gets passed our line it goes over to our town.
Eric Marsh: We’re only seconds away, it’s going to feel like the end of the world. As long as you can breathe you can survive.
Eric Marsh: When this thing sweeps over you it’s going to feel like the end of the world. No matter what happens, no matter what’s going on, this Granite Mountain family pulls together.
Natalie Johnson: She’s barely seen you for the past few months.
Brendan McDonough: I’m sorry.
Eric Marsh: You know, Granite Mountain is the first municipal hotshot crew in this entire country Can you believe that? That’s saying something. I’m not going to sugarcoat it, this first season as hotshots is going to be tough. We’re going to be traveling all over the country. We’re going to be working harder, going longer, so it’s important that this Granite Mountain family pulls together and looks out for each other. Because we can’t do this without your support. That’s right. Esse quam videri. “To be, rather than to seem.” And everybody here has lived up to this creed. No Supe could be prouder, right now, of his boys than I am of you guys.
Eric Marsh: No matter what happens, no matter what’s going on, stay together and look out for each other, because we’re a family.
Nurse: You all are heroes.
Eric Marsh: No one could be prouder of his boys than I am of you guys.
Eric Marsh: [to the fire] You want a piece of me, come and get it.
Eric Marsh: Now, I don’t know how to explain, but sometimes we don’t see things as they are. You know, we see them as we are.
Total Quotes: 29