FILM: Fire With Fire (15)

David Barrett’s thriller was released straight to DVD on the other side of the Atlantic but enjoys a limited theatrical release on these shores.

Hunky fireman Jeremy Coleman (Josh Duhamel) is buying groceries late at night when kingpin Hagan (Vincent D’Onofrio) and two thugs burst into the store, and kill the clerk and his son.

Jeremy barely escapes with his life and agrees to testify in court against Hagan and his Aryan Brotherhood goons. The psychopath makes threats against Jeremy and the fireman agrees to go into the witness protection programme until the trial.

So he gives up his old life and moves to New Orleans as a drifter called Jeremy Douglas, where his every move is closely monitored by US Marshal Talia Durham (Rosario Dawson).

Shortly before the trial, Hagan’s slimy lawyer (Richard Schiff) secures his client’s release and Hagan sets about tracking down Jeremy and his loved ones.

Released: March 8 (UK & Ireland, selected cinemas), 97 mins