Backdraft (1991)
Front Cover Actor
William Baldwin Brian McCaffrey
Rebecca De Mornay Helen McCaffrey
Robert De Niro Donald Rimgale
Jason Gedrick Tim Krizminski
Scott Glenn John Adcox
Jennifer Jason Leigh Jennifer Vaitkus
Tony Mockus, Sr. Chief John Fitzgerald
Kurt Russell Stephen McCaffrey
Donald Sutherland Ronald Bartel
J.T. Walsh Martin Swayzak
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Drama; Mystery
Director Ron Howard
Studio Universal
Language English
Running Time 135 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The sons of a Chicago fireman who gave his life in the performance of his duties, firefighting brothers Kurt Russell and William Baldwin carry their lifelong sibling rivalry into their work. Russell is convinced that Baldwin hasn't got what it takes to remain in the fire department. Baldwin is transferred to a "safe" assignment, assisting arson investigator Robert DeNiro, who is trying to make sense of a series of fires involving an oxygen-induced ball of fire called a backdraft. The investigation reveals a link between corrupt alderman J. T. Walsh and imprisoned pyromaniac Donald Sutherland. The trail of evidence leads Baldwin to suspect that his brother Russell, a much-decorated hero, may be the "inside" man setting up the arsons. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 189
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1