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Fireproof (2008)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  26 September 2008 (USA)
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In an attempt to save his marriage, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare".



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dervan ...
Eric Young ...
Jason McLeod ...
Harris Malcom ...
Phyllis Malcom ...
Perry Revell ...
Stephanie Makulinski ...
Renata Williams ...
Dwan Williams ...
Amberly Marquard ...
Joy Joiner ...
Young Catherine's Mom
Danielle Brooks ...
Young Catherine (voice)


In Albany, the marriage of Caleb end Catherine Holt is in crisis and they decide to divorce. However, Caleb's father, John, proposes that his son delays their separation process for forty days and follow a procedure called "The Love Dare" to make them love each other again. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Never Leave Your Partner Behind.


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material and some peril | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apodeixi agapis  »

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Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,804,764 (USA) (26 September 2008)


$33,451,479 (USA) (23 January 2009)

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1.85 : 1
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It was often very cold outside. While getting ready to film the house fire scene, Stephan Dervan (Wayne Floyd) joked "I can't wait till the fire starts so we can warm up". See more »


When Michael tells Caleb that Catherine is in the fire truck bay, he is wearing a shirt with pointed pocket flaps. Once Caleb arrives to the fire truck bay, he is wearing a shirt with straight pocket flaps. See more »


Caleb Holt: Did you have breakfast already?
Catherine Holt: Yes.
Caleb Holt: What did you eat?
Catherine Holt: I had the last bagel and a yoghurt.
Caleb Holt: Do you plan on making a grocery trip soon?
Catherine Holt: Caleb, you work 24 hours and then you're off for 48. You've got more time to go than I do.
Caleb Holt: Hey, I just asked you a simple question. You don't need to get smart with me. You could at least have saved me some breakfast.
Catherine Holt: Well, I never know when you're coming home or going out. You don't tell me these things.
Caleb Holt: Catherine, what is your problem? Did I offend you by ...
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Crazy Credits

Are you Fireproof? (Romans 10:9) See more »


Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.27 (2009) See more »


Slow Fade
Written by Mark Hall
Performed by Casting Crowns
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User Reviews

Life imitates life with a twist
27 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Making a movie that tackles real life marriage problems head on is challenging, and not always easy to watch. Horror, violence, spoofs, fantasy, love stories, biographies offer easy escapes. Fireproof exposes the isolation that can occur between 2 people who started out loving each other, but over time disconnect, become self-absorbed and fall into a pattern of hurting each other. The relational pain finds some comic relief, and there is a job-related diversion. But help comes in the form of a 40 day dare to love. While you may not agree with the faith-based approach, there is no doubt that unconditional love is transforming. I was deeply moved... enough to take the dare myself.

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