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Rescue Me: Season 5, Volume 1
Rescue Me: Season 5, Volume 1

1:49 Rescue Me: Season 5, Volume 1


  • 2008 - Emmy - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - nominated
  • 2007 - Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - nominated
  • 2006 - Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - nominated
  • 2005 - Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - nominated

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Denis Leary
Tommy Gavin
Daniel Sunjata
Franco Rivera
James McCaffrey
Jimmy Keefe

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