"Playing with Fire" is a 2019 American family comedy film directed by Andy Fickman.
The starring cast includes John Cena, John Leguizamo, Keegan-Michael Key, Brianna Hildebrand, Dennis Haysbert, Judy Greer, Tyler Mane, Christian Convery, Finley Rose Slater, Paul Potts and others.
Paramount Pictures on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 released the trailer:
Playing with Fire - Official Trailer - In Theatres November.
Superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena) is the commanding officer of a group of smokejumpers in remote California woodlands. Carson is capable in a crisis and takes tremendous pride in his work, diving into dangerous situations to rescue civilians alongside his team - overtly loyal Mark Rogers (Keegan-Michael Key), nervy and neurotic Rodrigo Torres (John Leguizamo) and "Axe", a huge mute who carries his fireman's axe everywhere. After rescuing three children from a burning cabin, Carson is contacted by the universally admired division commander Richards. Richards praises Carson's work and shortlists Carson for his replacement, Carson's dream job.
Rogers advises Carson that they are responsible for the welfare of the children Brynn (Brianna Hildebrand), Will (Christian Convery), and Zoey (Finley Rose Slater) under the "SafeHaven Laws", which require law enforcement and first responders to care for children until they are released to a parent or guardian. Carson leaves a voicemail for the children's mother who texts back saying that they are on their way. Carson's attempts to complete his application for division commander are undermined by the children running haywire around the station, and the arrival of Carson's ex-girlfriend, environmental Doctor Amy Hicks (Judy Greer), a local who protests the smokejumpers taking water from endangered toad habitats to fight fires. Carson tries to offload the children onto Hicks, who refuses.
Despite the mayhem, the rest of the smokejumpers begin to bond with the children, with toddler Zoey warming up the brutish Axe (Tyler Mane) and Torres teaching Will how to navigate dangerous situations. Brynn pays lip service to Rogers' admiration of Carson, but then stages an escape on the station's ATV, spilling oil and slashing tires to prevent chase. Carson catches them by off-roading on a little girl's bike and corners the children on a dirt road. At Will's prompting, Brynn admits that they are orphans on the run from foster care, fearing that they will be separated. The text messages were from Brynn herself. The group camp out overnight and Carson promises to hold off calling Child Services until after Zoey's birthday in two days.
Here is the full cast and characters of Playing with Fire.
The film Playing with Fire was scheduled to be released on October 20, 2019 (Netflix), on November 8, 2019 (United States), on December 26, 2019 (United Kingdom), on December 27, 2019 (Turkey), on January 30, 2020 (Hungary), on February 27, 2020 (Germany) and on October 2, 2020 (Italy) by Paramount Pictures International, UIP-Dunafilm, Viacom18, Central Partnership, NOS Audiovisuais, Odeon, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Paramount Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 96 minutes. With a budget of $29.9 million, the film grossed over $68.6 million.
The film Playing with Fire is rated with "PG" rating.
Playing with Fire got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 22/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
More information about Playing with Fire you can get at:
IMDB: Playing with Fire
Wikipedia: Playing with Fire (2019 film)