Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Tahmoh in Wildfire 7: The Inferno (2002)

While perusing Variety's profile of Tahmoh, I came across mention of his part as a ranger in Wildfire 7: The Inferno, a TV movie that originally aired on PAX in November of 2002. It was filmed on location in British Columbia.

Tahmoh isn't credited on IMDB, but the trailer on the film's website confirms not only that he was in the film, but that he had a speaking role.

Wildfire 7 was directed by Jason Bourque, who also directed Tahmoh that year in Under the Cover (2002).

The longer Japanese trailer for the film doesn't include Tahmoh and gives away the entire plot, but is vaguely entertaining.

Watch the US trailer, which includes Tahmoh as a park ranger talking about the fire.

Here's the official description of the film:

Wrongly imprisoned for killing her abusive husband, Nell is a mother without many options. Her in-laws have sole custody of her daughter Sophie, and all contact between mother and daughter has been severed completely. Hope comes from the most unlikely of places as Nell is recruited into an inmate forest firefighting program. Nell survives weeks of grueling training, while butting heads with Yeager, the hard-driving instructor. After graduating with an award of valor for saving Yeager’s life, Nell is accepted into smoke-jumping school.

Four years later, Nell is assigned as the head of Wildfire 7 – an elite unit of smokejumpers – which includes Yeager, her old instructor, who still isn’t making things easy. As she continues the fight for custody of Sophie, Nell must now deal with Yeager undermining her position while proving her leadership skills to her disgruntled team of veteran smokejumpers. When Sophie joins a weekend camping party in a national park, fate unites mother and daughter when a forest fire breaks out and Wildfire 7 parachutes in to fight it. But as the fire rages out of control and the team heads toward mutiny, Nell’s only chance of reconciliation with Sophie arrives at the worst possible time.
If anyone spots it airing on TV, let me know.

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