The Substance of Fire


The Substance of Fire Review

"The substance of fire," apparently, is the printed word, in this play-adapted work about a man who is slowly ripping apart his publishing house, and his family to boot. Ron Rifkin appears in a rare -- perhaps unprecedented -- starring role, while Tony Goldwyn, Timothy Hutton, and Sarah Jessica Parker play the kiddies. Be warned this one's largely a melancholy exercise for drama students, but some nice performances help cut through the gooey histrionics to make the film somewhat worthwhile.
The Substance of Fire

Facts and Figures

Run time: 97 mins

In Theaters: Friday 14th March 1997

Distributed by: Miramax

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Fresh: 6 Rotten: 4

IMDB: 6.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Daniel J. Sullivan

Starring: as Aaron Geldhart, as Martin Geldhart, as Isaac Geldhart, as Sarah Geldhart, as Cora Cahn, as Miss Barzakian, Benjamin Ungar as Young Issac, as Max, as Nurse, as Mr. Musselblatt, as Martha Hackett