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 and 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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Almost all locations used in the film (firehouse, hospital, houses etc.) were existing places that were donated for filming. The only area constructed specifically for the film was the area where Caleb crawls during the house fire, which was not part of the actual house. See more »


When Caleb's father tells him that Caleb's mother was the one who did the Love Dare, the two men are on a long path in the middle of the woods, at least several hundred yards from Caleb's house. Caleb, an athletic fireman, immediately sprints back to his house to apologize to his mother. However, his father, an old man nearly twice his age, arrives at the house about 10 seconds behind him and is not even out of breath. See more »


John Holt: Caleb, is there anything in you that wants to save your marriage?
Caleb Holt: Maybe. If Catherine wanted to. But she doesn't. She wants divorce.
John Holt: Is that what you want?
Caleb Holt: I want peace. But what difference does it make? She signs the papers, dad, it's all over.
John Holt: Have you agreed to start the process with her?
Caleb Holt: No, but I think we both understand where this is all headed. I've got plans to meet with my lawyer tomorrow.
John Holt: Caleb, I want you to do something for me.
Caleb Holt: What?
John Holt: I want you to hold off on the divorce for 40 days...
Caleb Holt:
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References Facing the Giants (2006) See more »


Written by Mac Powell & Third Day
Performed by Third Day
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User Reviews

Highly recommended for married couples!
27 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's how this film "imitates life": if you LOOK for flaws, you'll find some, but if you look for blessings, ways to challenge yourself and opportunities to grow, you just may find those, too.

The action sequences are exceptionally well done. A few good laughs are sprinkled in for good measure. Come Oscar time, you won't hear a word about "Fireproof", but come anniversary time, you'll be glad you and your spouse saw it.

This film will not resonate with everyone, especially if you approach it from the mindset that there are no simple truths. But anyone with a less-than-perfect marriage could benefit from seeing it--and that includes all of us, doesn't it!?

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