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Backdraft
Kurt Russell and William Baldwin




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Two feuding brothers carry on a heroic family tradition in the Chicago Fire Department. Before the smoke clears, love affairs are rekindled and lives are shattered as the brothers fight to resolve their differences and solve a puzzling series of arson attacks, each ignited by explosive phenomena known as backdrafts.

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Overview

Two feuding brothers carry on a heroic family tradition in the Chicago Fire Department. Before the smoke clears, love affairs are rekindled and lives are shattered as the brothers fight to resolve their differences and solve a puzzling series of arson attacks, each ignited by explosive phenomena known as backdrafts.

Main Cast & Crew

Ron Howard - Director
Kurt Russell
William Baldwin
Robert De Niro
Donald Sutherland
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Scott Glenn
Rebecca De Mornay
Jason Gedrick
J.T. Walsh
Tony Mockus Sr.

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 137
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192004124
  • Genre: Action
  • Rating: R (MPAA) (language and a scene of sensuality)
  • Release Date: December 1997

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Action
Buddies
Disaster
Family Interaction
Mystery
Thriller
Self-Discovery
Murder
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Notes:
Paul Huston served as visual effects art director. Filmed in Chicago. Color by Deluxe. Sound by Dolby.

Reviews:
"...Solid performances....An earnest testimonial to firefighters..." - 06/27/1991 Rolling Stone, p.78


"...BACKDRAFT prides itself on the authenticity of its action sequences..." - 08/01/1991 Sight and Sound, p.38-9


"...Brilliant....Astonishing..." - 05/24/1991 USA Today, p.1D

 

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