The Substance of Fire (1996)

Isaac Geldhart is a Holocaust survivor who, overcome by grief at the recent death of his wife, seems determined to run his publishing firm into the ground by printing books that have no hope of financial success. His son Aaron, who also works at the company, grows frustrated with Isaac's emotional decline and attempts to take over the firm. The resulting crisis involves Isaac's other two children, his daughter Sarah and his dying son Martin.

  • Daniel J. Sullivan
  • Jon Robin Baitz
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  • Release Date: 1996-09-11
  • Views: 24
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 97

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Dick Latessa

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Gil Bellows

Val Chenard

Sarah Jessica Parker

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Debra Monk

Martha Hackett

Alec Mapa

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Aaron Geldhart

Timothy Hutton

Martin Geldhart

Ron Rifkin

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Elizabeth Franz

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Tom McDermott

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George Morfogen

Otto the Printer

Andrew Pang

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Edmund Ikeda

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Barbara Eda-Young

Reena Geldhart

Matt McGrath

Young Book Clerk

José Ramón Rosario

Dennis the Tailor

Gina Torres

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