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      The Fire Next Time

      TV-PG 1993 3 hr. 10 min. Drama Sci-Fi Action List
      Reviews 25% 100+ Ratings Audience Score In 2017, global warming has ravaged the planet. When a hurricane destroys his small Louisiana town, fisherman Drew Morgan (Craig T. Nelson) and his family head for rural New York, which has not yet been seriously affected by the changing climate. The family experiences many difficulties during their journey, as Drew's father, Frank (Richard Farnsworth), has a stroke, and his daughter, Linnie (Ashley Jones) and son, Paul (Justin Whalin) are both tempted to join militant organizations. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member The only clue that this "pre-apocalyptic" meditation on global warning was made in 1993 instead of, say, last year, it its failure to have predicted cell phones. The plot involves a prescient Hurricane Katrina, basically, although didn't quite manage to imagine the magnitude of the disaster. The various fringe groups responding to the crisis--the doomsday cult that sterilizes their women, the fascist "closed community," the eco-terrorists, all are pretty convincing. More successful as a thought-experiment than as art--the acting and dialogue and score makes the film almost a parody of itself at times, but it's engaging if you can stop wincing, and thought-provoking. Some clever touches include the secession of Alaska from the US and protests by Canadians at the tightly controlled border to "stop allowing in cheap US labor". (Makes you wonder if you should move there now.) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Played on TV tonight....Flood catastrophe wipes out nearly a whole town! Craig T Nelson can act! Bedelia is wonderful too...as well as has a great body. Very Southern . The Amish way of life plays a significant part in restoration. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Preachy futuristic disaster frilm repeatedly delivers a heavy-handed environmental message. As a result of global warming, coastal towns are flooding while plains dry up. Amidst this, Craig T. Nelson tries to reunite his estranged family. Unbelievable plot twists. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Haha.. this one was a fun experience.. getting extras in and out of costume changes, and loads of makeup made to look like dirt.. this set was one of the most uncomfortable.. worked casting. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member When I first saw this movie on TV, I freaked out a little because I thought it was prophetizing the Louisiana Levee beak. As the movie went on, I realized this was supposed to occur 24 years into the future and it ended up being a sub-par disaster flick. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Tony Scott Variety With an authoritative Craig T. Nelson as the father, The Fire Next Time may be a downer but could burn up the ratings. Feb 16, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In 2017, global warming has ravaged the planet. When a hurricane destroys his small Louisiana town, fisherman Drew Morgan (Craig T. Nelson) and his family head for rural New York, which has not yet been seriously affected by the changing climate. The family experiences many difficulties during their journey, as Drew's father, Frank (Richard Farnsworth), has a stroke, and his daughter, Linnie (Ashley Jones) and son, Paul (Justin Whalin) are both tempted to join militant organizations.
      Director
      Tom McLoughlin
      Rating
      TV-PG (D|V|L)
      Genre
      Drama, Sci-Fi, Action
      Original Language
      English