Fire with Fire / Ogień zwalczaj ogniem (2012) 

Ogien_zwalczaj_ogniem__2012Gatunek..: Akcja, Thriller, Kryminał LEKTOR PL

OPiS: Strażak Jeremy Coleman (Josh Duhamel) jest świadkiem zbrodni. Mordercą okazuje się ścigany od wielu lat przez policjanta Mike’a Cella (Bruce Willis) przywódca gangu Long Beach, Neil Hagan (Vincent D’Onofrio). Jeremy postanawia zeznawać w sądzie przeciwko gangsterowi. Zostaje objęty programem ochrony świadków. Hagan jednak zamierza dopaść jego oraz jego najbliższych. Gdy zagrożone staje się życie dziewczyny Jeremy’ego (Rosario Dawson), nie pozostaje mu nic innego jak wziąć sprawy w swoje ręce. Wraz z liderem konkurencyjnej grupy przestępczej (Curtis Jackson „50 Cent”) podejmuje działania niekoniecznie zgodne z prawem…

PLOT: Following a grueling day of work, firefighter Jeremy Thomas Coleman (Josh Duhamel) and his co-workers contemplate ending the day with a case of 35-year-old Scotch. When Jeremy enters a convenience store to buy snacks, he witnesses the clerk and his son being brutally murdered at the hands of Hagan (Vincent D’Onofrio), an Aryan Brotherhood crime boss. After Jeremy narrowly escapes with his life, police detective Mike Cella (Bruce Willis), whose old partner was murdered by Hagan while they pursued him in a different case, sees an opportunity to bring justice. Hagan is arrested and Jeremy identifies him in a line up; however, Hagan demonstrates that he knows full well that Jeremy is behind the two-way mirror by reciting Jeremy’s full name, address and social security number.

Prior to the trial, Jeremy is forced to change his last name to Douglas and surrender his entire career as he is placed into the witness protection program. Although Jeremy finds it difficult to cope with the loss of his career, he finds consolation in his budding romance with Talia Durham (Rosario Dawson), a Deputy United States Marshal assigned to his case. Later, Hagan’s attorney (Richard Schiff) arranges for him to be released from prison in the weeks leading up to the trial. As a result, Jeremy and Talia find their lives in jeopardy. Talia is wounded by one of Hagan’s hit men, and Hagan calls Jeremy threatening to kill everyone he loves whether he testifies or not. Jeremy vows to kill Hagan first and abandons the witness protection program.

Jeremy travels home to Long Beach, CA, where he seeks out an Eastside Crips leader (50 Cent) to exact revenge. The Crips decline to help but give him a gun. Jeremy stakes out one of Hagan’s hiding places and kills three of his men while in pursuit of Hagan. However, he leaves behind forensic evidence that can not be traced back to him due to his WITSEC status. The evidence, though, leads detective Cella to believe Jeremy is behind the killings. Jeremy grows bolder in his actions, torturing one of Hagan’s men and confronting Hagan’s attorney to find out when Hagan will be one night.

Talia arrives at Long Beach and tries to convince Jeremy to abandon his plan. Jeremy locks Talia in the bathroom and gets away, but Hagan’s hit man arrives soon after and kidnaps Talia. That night, Jeremy, using his firefighting knowledge, sets ablaze the building where Hagan and his men are meeting. When Jeremy realizes Talia is also in the building, he puts on his fireman’s suit and enters the building to rescue her. Jeremy runs into Hagan inside the burning building and, after a struggle, Talia kills Hagan. Jeremy leaves the building with Talia. At the wrap, detective Cella, while conversing with the DA, states that no evidence was left behind at the burnt building to charge anyone with the deaths of Hagan and his men. Cella is seen putting away a photo of him and his old partner.

Director: David Barrett
Writer: Tom O’Connor (screenplay)
Stars: Josh Duhamel, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson

Tytuł.: Fire with Fire / Ogień zwalczaj ogniem
Produkcja.: USA
Gatunek..: Akcja, Thriller, Kryminał
Czas trwania..: 97 min.