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Rescue Me - The Complete First Season
Rescue Me - The Complete First Season
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Avg. Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars(based on 78 reviews)
Sales Rank: 91
Category: DVD

Publisher: Sony Pictures
Studio: Sony Pictures
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures
Label: Sony Pictures
Format: Box Set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Widescreen, Ntsc
Language: English (Original Language)
Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Media: DVD
Running Time: 594 minutes
Number Of Items: 3
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Shipping Weight (lbs): 0.2
Dimensions (in): 7.1 x 5.4 x 0.6

ISBN: 1404976183
UPC: 043396104396
EAN: 0043396104396

Release Date: June 7, 2005
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Editorial Reviews:
Dennis Leary snarls as naturally as most actors smile. Leary's trademark ferocity and fearlessness drive Rescue Me, a series about a team of firemen struggling with their wives and lovers in post-9/11 New York City. Tommy Gavin (Leary, No Cure for Cancer, The Ref) is the guy everyone confides in, the heart of the firehouse--but he's also an active alcoholic who rages about his wife Janet (Andrea Roth) leaving him, a man guilt-ridden and literally haunted by all the people he blames himself for failing to save. Surrounding him are a crew of vivid characters, played by a little-known but outstanding cast: Handsome lothario Franco Rivera (Daniel Sunjata) discovers he's fathered a daughter with a psychotic ex-girlfriend; Ken Shea (John Scurti) struggles to resolve his post-traumatic stress by writing poetry; Mike Siletti (Mike Lombardi), the newest guy on the team, finds love with a partner the rest of the crew finds unacceptable; Chief Jerry Reilly (Jack McGee) risks his career when he beats a gay firefighter in a bar; and several others, all multi-faceted and sharply written. Rescue Me's first season launches with a full head of steam, tackling divorce, homophobia, and male bonding in a pellmell rush. The core theme of the show, however, is how men react to stress--how anger, bragging, competition, sex, and booze pacify their jagged emotions, pulling the firefighters together and isolating them at the same time. The first eight or so episodes rip along, spiced with high-energy scenes of fires and obscene, scatological banter. The second half of the series grows a little repetitive (beatings and steamy sex lose their vigor after a while) and some storylines stretch credulity, but the characters never lose their engaging complexity. Leary, who co-created the show and co-wrote many of the episodes, barrels through each hour like a force of nature, even as Tommy's increasingly erratic behavior threatens to alienate his family and his team. This bilious fusion of vices and virtues guarantees compelling television. --Bret Fetzer

Tommy Gavin is a lifesaver. Whether he is pulling survivors from fiery high-rise infernos or the twisted steel of a subway collision, Gavin takes great pride in leading the heroic but often overwhelmed firefighters of New York City's Truck Company 62. Gavin (Denis Leary) is also a man drifting between sorrow and anger over a recent separation from his wife (Andrea Roth) and three kids, and recurring memories of comrades and New Yorkers fallen victim. Leary and multiple Emmy Award-winning writer-producer Peter Tolan (The Larry Sanders Show, Murphy Brown), the team behind the critically-acclaimed cop drama The JobRescue Me.

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5 out of 5 stars It's a great show...   May 30, 2006
  3 out of 4 found this review helpful

The new season is starting today and I for one will be watching. I'll also be buying the DVDs of the first 2 seasons. Now certain other people from say, "Australia" maybe, need to get a reality check and find out what the real people in this nation are all about instead of our crooked politicians.

5 out of 5 stars the best show-crude,trashy,sexy,funny,and dramatic, oh and leary!!   April 24, 2006
  1 out of 3 found this review helpful

I am hooked on this show, been watchin it since first season. i have had a thing for leary for years, he's hot and funny as hell! i cant wait for the new season, especially after that hysterical commerical for new rescue me where the young girl says to denis leary WOW YOU'RE LIKE THE SAME AGE AS MY DAD, then the look on leary's face where he looks like he had been castrated, then she quickly revives him by saying WHY DOES THAT TURN ME ON? AND HE SMILES, talk about a fast fix hehehe! nobody likes that line especially men, but she repaired the damage by saying why does that turn me on, they play it alot but i still laugh everytime. lol but beware this show is FOR ADULTS ONLY, the rating is MA for mature audiences only. not a kid show, and not for the easily offended either. i love how they can do anything in the show, adult language, sexual content, violence, and sexual humor. it's great. it's about time they had a show for adults on channel FX.

5 out of 5 stars great show I love it   March 23, 2006
  7 out of 9 found this review helpful

As A firefighter my self I enjoy watching a show that dosent pull any punches and shows it how it is. The men and women in the fire services are by no means perfect we all have problems just like everybody else. Its refreshing to see a show that addresses common problems in everyday life with a sense of humor. Of course not everything you see in the show is real-life stuff, but its makes for good TV. This show has actually brought many of us in the fire service closer together. When the new season premeries we all gather around the TV in the day room at the station and laugh and carry on. So for that I highly recommend it, what other show on TV these days has the power to bring a station full of grown men together from all walks of life and get them laughing and talking about real life problems. Only Rescue ME well maybe the L word. HA HA

1 out of 5 stars Let The House Burn! Part III   March 18, 2006
  2 out of 55 found this review helpful

Bought the show, watched the show, threw the show away! If profanity and visual obsenity was what these writers were going for, then hooray, well done, three cheers, they almost made the people of Deadwood blush. What is it with Americans filling other nations screens with filth at the same moment they claim to be a Christian nation with Christian priciples? Where have all the 'Homicides: Life on the Street's gone? All we have now is boring Law & Order and CSI's or offensive 'OZ' or 'Deadwood' or 'Rescue Me's to contend with. I hear they are making another series of this show that should be called 'Men and how long their hoses are' Please! Someone rescue Me!!!

5 out of 5 stars Check it out   March 5, 2006
  7 out of 9 found this review helpful

I haven't watched many TV shows in the past few years, but this was recomended by a friend and I am glad I took his advice. This show is awesome! If you are looking for something different this is it.

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