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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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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

Taglines:

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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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 house that was burned was a real one that needed to be removed for development in the area. Shingles and other items had to be removed in order to burn it safely. One of their maintenance people who helped prepare it had actually lived there once, he had grown up in it. Most of the smoke inside the building was digitally added later. Kirk Cameron (Caleb) really did chop the hole through the floor with the ax. See more »

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When the firemen respond to a car wreck, the passenger in the front seat of the car on the tracks disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

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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

Before the end credits, a Biblical verse is shown: "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) See more »

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

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This Is Who I Am
Written by Mac Powell & Third Day
Performed by Third Day
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Very thought provoking
22 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hollywood is great at letting us participate in the victories of those who conquer long odds, whether it's sports movies in which the underdog wins the championship or even movies about unlikely romantic pairings (geek meets beauty) that end happily in, say, a wedding. But we see few movies about the joy we feel in conquering the mundane - like in making a marriage work after both sides have lost the motivation to do so.

This is a movie that shows us how hard it is to revive a near-dead marriage, and why it matters so much. Yes, there is a religious context to the movie. A partner in a healthy marriage, we are shown, struggles to emulate the selfless love and service of Jesus by loving and serving his or her spouse, as Jesus would. But the religious aspects of the movie ought not keep away those who are religion-averse. Selfless love and service as the keys to a joyful marriage are not exclusive to any religion.

A great movie for married couples - very thought provoking.


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