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Fireproof (2008)

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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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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

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Never Leave Your Partner Behind.

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Drama | Romance

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

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26 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Fireproof  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The scene where Caleb is treated for burns to his arm was actually filmed before the house fire, and was not filmed at the hospital, but rather at a chiropractor's office. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

John Holt: Caleb, if I had to ask you why you're so frustrated with Catherine, what would you say?
Caleb Holt: She's stubborn. She makes everything difficult for me. She's ungrateful. She's constantly griping about something.
John Holt: Has she thanked you for anything you've done in the last 20 days?
Caleb Holt: No! And you'd think after I washed the car, changed the oil, do the dishes, washed the house, that she would try to show me a little bit of gratitude, but she doesn't. In fact, when I come home, she makes me feel like I'm an enemy...
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TO GOD BE THE GLORY! See more »

Connections

Referenced in Courageous (2011) See more »

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Love is Not a Fight
Written and Performed by Warren Barfield
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Weak acting, stilted script, preachy
23 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The theme could have been conveyed more effectively without the heavy-handed preaching script/scenes. The consequences of the fireman's behavior towards his wife were clearly dramatized and did not need the oratory to expound on the obvious.

The acting was as stilted as the script, especially by the husband/fireman. At times it seemed almost amateurish. His approach to the black firefighter of lower rank to admit that he had changed his beliefs was not believable.

The few firefighting scenes couldn't carry the story; thus it quickly became boring. One of the firefighting scenes was obviously a training exercise. The husband/fireman's heroic actions at the house fire did illustrate his basic reason for being a firefighter. The father/son bond was integral to the story, but also overly preachy.


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