City on Fire


1h 44m 1979

Brief Synopsis

William Dudley is a corrupt mayor who has allowed a chemical works to be built right in the centre of town. When an employee at the works has been denied an expected promotion and, in addition, finds himself fired shortly thereafter, he decides to take his revenge by opening the valves to the storage vats and their interconnecting pipes. It doesn't take long for this act of petty vandalism to start a fire that soon engulfs an entire metropolis! The drama focuses on a newly built hospital which, like all civic buildings that went up during the mayor's crooked administration, is shoddily built and poorly equipped.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m
Color
Color

Synopsis

William Dudley is a corrupt mayor who has allowed a chemical works to be built right in the centre of town. When an employee at the works has been denied an expected promotion and, in addition, finds himself fired shortly thereafter, he decides to take his revenge by opening the valves to the storage vats and their interconnecting pipes. It doesn't take long for this act of petty vandalism to start a fire that soon engulfs an entire metropolis! The drama focuses on a newly built hospital which, like all civic buildings that went up during the mayor's crooked administration, is shoddily built and poorly equipped.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1979

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m
Color
Color

Quotes

All it takes is one man, could be anybody - your neighbor, my neighbor - one man to destroy a city.
- Chief Albert Risley
What's eating you now? You have a new job and the city has a beautiful new hospital.
- Mayor William Dudley
That's right, some new hospital. It looks really good on the outside. But thanks to your political favors here and there of saving money and cut backs, I'm stuck with the patch-up job!
- Dr. Frank Whitman
Well nothing is perfect. Everything's compromised. Now, if you were the mayor of a big city and you have to get things done, you have to learn to give and take.
- Mayor William Dudley
Try talking to a surgeon about compromise during an open-heart operation.
- Dr. Frank Whitman

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video May 1986

Released in United States September 1979

Released in United States Summer August 1, 1979

Released in United States on Video May 1986

Released in United States Summer August 1, 1979

Released in United States September 1979