15 certificateThe Substance of Fire is a Film programme that first aired in 1997 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Substance of Fire is a 3 star programme


The Substance of Fire (1997)

Directed by
Daniel Sullivan

Family drama, based on Jon Robin Baitz's play, about the eternal problems of the generation gap. A wealthy publisher who survived the Holocaust is willing to publish only certain kinds of material. Eventually, his children side against him to force the publication of a brilliant novel by a gay writer. The conflict that ensues leads to a surprising, moving conclusion.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 105 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1997

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Tony Goldwyn...Aaron Geldhart
Benjamin Ungar...Young Isaac Geldhart
Image for Timothy HuttonTimothy Hutton...Martin Geldhart
Tom McDermott...Old Printer
Image for Sarah Jessica ParkerSarah Jessica Parker...Sarah Geldhart
George Morfogen...Otto the printer
Image for Ron RifkinRon Rifkin...Isaac Geldhart
Lee Grant...Cora Cahn
Andrew Pang...Mr. Otani jr
Edmund Ikeda...Mr. Otani sr
Elizabeth Franz...Miss Barzakian
Image for Gil BellowsGil Bellows...Val Chenard
Eric Bogosian...Gene Byck
Ronny Graham...Louis Foukold
John Sullivan...Stewart