A rookie firefighter tries to earn the respect of his older brother and other firefighters while taking part in an investigation of a string of arson/murders. This detailed look into the duties and private lives of firemen naturally features widespread pyrotechnics and special effects.Written by
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Scott Glenn was actually on fire for one scene. He was coated in layers of fireproof clothing and special gel for his skin, so he wouldn't get burned. As soon as the cameras stopped rolling, firefighters doused him in water and chemicals. See more »
In the 1971 scenes we can see buildings that are retrofitted with brown thermopane replacement windows. These types of windows were not comon until the early 1980s. See more »
When you watch this movie, you'll never look at fire the same way again. In 'Backdraft', fire is portrayed as a vicious animal that breathes and devours. The story revolves around an arson investigation in the city of Chicago where a sibling rivalry is flaring as well between Brian and Stephen McCaffrey. You'll be blown away by Industrial Light & Magic's special effects and Hans Zimmer's dramatic score. Ron Howard put together an incredible, thrill-ride movie with action, drama and romance all rolled in. Do not miss this movie and don't turn your back on a fire, it knows when to strike.
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