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Actors: Jane Alderman, Scott Baity, William Baldwin, Jr. Charles Burns, F. Pat Burns
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
R     2009     2hr 15min

Studio: Uni Dist Corp. (mca) Release Date: 03/24/2009 Run time: 135 minutes Rating: R


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Actors: Jane Alderman, Scott Baity, William Baldwin, Jr. Charles Burns, F. Pat Burns
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/22/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/1991
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/1991
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 2hr 15min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Movie Reviews

One of the best Thrillers
bodhi | California, USA | 03/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film is one of the best thrillers because it has a great plot, great cast and amazing special effects. It is also special because it is the most successful film about firemen, a profession which does not often make it to the bigscreen. The best thing about the film is the relationship between its main characters who happen to be brothers. The McCaffrey brothers have never been able to get along after their father's death. Kurt Russell is totally convincing as the older brother who pushes his younger brother too much and doesn't know when to take it easy as you will find out in an entertaing scene at one of the firemen's retirement party. Many crtics criticize their relationship as being unintersting, but their relationship is realistic considering the circumstances of their childhood. The special effects are amazing and you can never pick out when the fire is real or an effect. This is a unique film that gets overlooked too often."
Arnita D. Brown | USA | 01/15/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Brian McCaffrey's father's a fireman and he was there, as a child, when his father died. When he grew he tried to be a fireman but quit and left town and for a few years tried other jobs. He would eventually return and try to be fireman again. However, he finds himself working under his brother Stephen whom he doesn't exactly have a good relationship with. When Brian gets his picture in the paper and is lauded as a hero when in fact it was a mistake, a politician offers him a job working under the department's arson investigator, Donald Rimgale. It seems that Ringale is working some unusual fires wherein someone is killed. Brian initially refuses but when he has too many confrontations with Stephen, he takes the job. And he gets a lesson on what it means to be a fireman. Ron Howard did a wonderful job of bringing some of the real-life problems that firefighters face everyday in Backdraft. Very realistic, well directed, excellent movie."