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The Last True Action Hero (1995)


The fire and rescue service has always attracted recruits. The film follows young trainee fire fighters as they experience the dangers and challenges of their chosen profession. We learn that team thinking and reliance on others are key characteristics of a successful fire fighter, and male bonding is an essential element in teamwork during an emergency.

Curator’s notes

A frank and delightful behind the scenes view of training and the importance of teamwork. The young male recruits satirise themselves in a refreshing way.