The Fire Next Time (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Fire Next Time (1993)





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This grim made-for-TV outing begins in Louisiana in the near future. The whole country is plagued by natural catastrophes occurring because of the Greenhouse Effect and continued pollution. It centers on a Louisiana family who decides to hightail it to Canada where things aren't quite so bad.


Craig T. Nelson
as Drew Morgan
Bonnie Bedelia
as Suzanne Morgan
Richard Farnsworth
as Frank Morgan
Jürgen Prochnow
as Larry Richter
Justin Whalin
as Paul Morgan
Ashley Jones
as Linnie Morgan
Charles Haid
as Buddy Eckhard
Shawn Toovey
as Jake Morgan
Marla Gibbs
as Cosgrove
Sal Lopez
as Valdez
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Critic Reviews for The Fire Next Time

All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

With an authoritative Craig T. Nelson as the father, The Fire Next Time may be a downer but could burn up the ratings.

February 15, 2018 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Fire Next Time


Played on TV tonight....Flood catastrophe wipes out nearly a whole town! Craig T Nelson can act! Bedelia is wonderful well as has a great body. Very Southern . The Amish way of life plays a significant part in restoration.

Teresa S
Teresa S

Super Reviewer


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.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


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.

Ida Kern
Ida Kern

Super Reviewer

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