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Backdraft
6.3 Rating
(408 ratings)
6.7 IMDB rating

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Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell

Stephen 'Bull' McCaffrey / Dennis McCaffrey
William Baldwin

William Baldwin

Brian McCaffrey
Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

Donald 'Shadow' Rimgale
Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland

Ronald Bartel
Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Jason Leigh

Jennifer Vaitkus
Scott Glenn

Scott Glenn

John 'Axe' Adcox
Rebecca De Mornay

Rebecca De Mornay

Helen McCaffrey
Jason Gedrick

Jason Gedrick

Tim Krizminski


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Gregory Widen

Gregory Widen

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3 years, 1 month ago at May 25 9:32
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Every young boy going up has a fantasy of becoming astronauts, firefighters, police officers, Olympic athletes, etc.
I personally wanted to be an astronaut but fireman was a close second and when I first saw Backdraft I was completely enamored. And even after growing up and picking a better and more interesting career path I still find Backdraft an excellent movie and brings back great memo... read more
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Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
Release date: 24 May 1991
UPC: 025192004124
Drama (20), Action (19), Thriller (13), 1991 (8), Firefighter (8), Suspense (7), Fire (7), Pyromaniac (6), Rescue (6), Shower (6), Firemen (6), Danger (5), Pyromania (5), Brothers (5), Male Nudity (5), Explosion (5), Axe (4), Helmet (4), Arson (4), Psycho (4)
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