Plot & Details
D.B. Sweeney stars in the made-for-TV Superfire as disgraced airplane pilot James Merrick. Hoping to compensate for a past misdeed which cost several lives, Merrick volunteers to help fight not one but two raging forest fires which threaten to destroy an isolated Oregon community. Though the story was clearly a retread of such earlier "smoke-eating" adventure films as Red Skies of Montana, the aerial photography and special effects are first-rate throughout. Representing the first professional collaboration between best-selling authors (and brothers) Richard Preston Jr. and Douglas Preston, Superfire made its ABC network bow with surprisingly little fanfare on April 20, 2002.