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Backdraft (1991) Movie Information

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Backdraft (1991)
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Overall Rank:

3062

Avg. Rating:

2.68/4

# of Ratings:

202

Genres:

Action, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

05/24/1991

Director:

Ron Howard

Actors:

Kurt Russell
William Baldwin
Robert De Niro
Donald Sutherland
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Scott Glenn

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A rookie firefighter tries to earn the respect of his older brother and the rest of his squad while dealing with a string of arson/murders.

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Snoogans 12/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

I enjoyed the fire scenes very much.

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dukeakasmudge 09/23/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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1/4 

Something to watch

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donkeyknight 05/02/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Very good as a firefighter movie, but even better as a brother movie. The special effects were excellent. Jennifer Jason Leigh's role...not so much.

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mitchellyoung 09/29/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

Ron Howard masterfully creates tense and impressive fiery action sequences, but the emotional interactions between the characters are a little too over-the-top and soap opera-esque. The arson subplot is interesting, but also not very well explained.

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sapien 08/22/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

I saw this movie a long time ago. So, I barely remember it. But, I remember liking it.

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05/27/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Opie does it again!!

Backdraft is one of my all-time favorite movies, primarily for the spectacular visuals. Never before, and never since, have I seen fire given such a wonderful treatment. Horrifying, mystifying, entrancing, exciting, sensual, this film shows fire in so many wonderful ways.Fortunately, there's also some plot, writing, and performance interest to the film as well. Other films have stunning visuals ("Twister" comes to mind), but lack many of the other elements that make a good film. But "Backdraft" has these elements at least to the degree required to make the film enjoyable beyond the sheer beauty of the fire footage.The fire effects in "Backdraft" are amazing but the story of two brothers trying to work together is very impressive too. Ron Howard makes the fire seem like it's a living thing...

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4/4 

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