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Fire in the Hole 

Marshal Givens returns home and is assigned a case involving an old friend from his coal mining days who has become a white supremacist and blew up an African American church.

Director:

Michael Dinner

Writers:

Graham Yost (developed for television by), Graham Yost (teleplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Olyphant ... Raylan Givens
Nick Searcy ... Art Mullen
Jacob Pitts ... Tim Gutterson
Erica Tazel ... Rachel Brooks
Joelle Carter ... Ava Crowder
Natalie Zea ... Winona Hawkins
Damon Herriman ... Dewey Crowe
Matt Craven ... Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Dan Grant
Peter Greene ... Thomas Buckley
Doug E. Doug ... Israel Fandi
Kevin Rankin ... Devil
Ryan O'Nan ... Jared Hale
Joel Marsh Garland ... Pork #2
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Pork #1
Walton Goggins ... Boyd Crowder
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Storyline

Gunslinging U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens faces off against his oldest friend in Harlan, KY. -- a 21st century Wild West. Written by FX Publicity

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9
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Trivia

The pilot was shot in Miami and Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh and rural towns of Kittanning and Washington. See more »

Goofs

Boyd shoots a man he believes to be an FBI agent, in a car on the Tates Creek Bridge. There is no bridge on Tates Creek road; it is a ferry. See more »

Quotes

Winona Hawkins: What are you doing here, Raylan?
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: I'm going to be working in Kentucky- Working for the Marshal's office.
Winona Hawkins: Raylan? What are you doing here?
Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens: I was in Nicaragua a while back, looking for this money launderer named Roland Pike, the cartel's gun thug, Tommy Bucks, looking for him, too. Bucks got me, took my gun, put me in a car with some other man, drove us to some old coconut plantation. Then he tied the man to a palm tree and asked me where Roland was. I told him what I knew. No sense in lying. And ...
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Connections

References Tombstone (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Brass Swamp Blues
(uncredited)
Written & Performed by Evan Olson
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Welcome to Harlan County
22 November 2016 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

"He pulled first, and I shot him." These are the words that effectively introduce Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens, a principled lawman completely removed from his time. He espouses a straightforward philosophy while hiding a complicated upbringing. And 'Fire in the Hole' does a great job peeling back some of those layers by having him reassigned to his birthplace; Harlan's full of Southern ways and neo-Nazis, but these are characters worth exploring, and the dialogue flows like whiskey.

One thing that's interesting is how formulaic this is as a pilot. Some of the dialogue and even the characters are cop show clichés. It really doesn't offer a clear view of how this show will play out.

That said, it's a fine pilot, and succeeds entirely in bringing Givens to the screen. Timothy Olyphant is pitch-perfect for this character.

9/10


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