Firehouse (1973)

Michael Lerner, Paul Le Mat, Val Avery, Richard Jaeckel
Alex March
An all-white New York fire department gets its first black fireman in this made-for-TV drama from 1973. Shelly Forsythe (Richard Roundtree) must battle both fires and racism as the department deals with a serial arsonist. With a superb ensemble cast that includes Michael Lerner, Paul Le Mat, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Duggan, and Vince Edwards, this compelling big city drama was directed by Alex March (Paper Lion) and shows Roundtree taking a break from the popular Shaft movies to show his versatility! (C)