Backdraft Movie Review 1991

Information and Film Reviews for Backdraft the Movie

Staff rating

Visitor rating
3.66666666666667 4.0 from 3 reviews

High action story of Chicago firemen has some of the most stupendous incendiary special effects ever filmed. But then there's that plot, B-movie hokum about a mystery arsonist torching strategic parts of the community with the finesse of an expert and a brother-against-brother conflict. Straight-forward performances from most of the cast in spite of the weak storyline. Writer Widen wrote from experience--he used to be a fireman; real-life Chicago firefighters were reportedly very happy with the realistic and intense fire scenes. Forget the plot and just watch the fires. Also available in a letterboxed version.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 135 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adventure Drama, Firemen, Fires, Brothers & Sisters, Top Grossing Films of 1991
Gregory Widen
Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Scott Glenn, Rebecca De Mornay, Jason Gedrick, J.T. Walsh, Tony Mockus, Clint Howard, David Crosby
Mikael Salomon
Ron Howard
Hans Zimmer
Imagine Entertainment, Brian Grazer Production

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