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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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Storyline

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.

Genres:

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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Prova de Fogo  »

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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

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 »

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Just before Catherine 'runs into' Gavin for the first time, she picks up her purse twice. See more »

Quotes

Caleb Holt: Dr Keller?
Gavin Keller: Yes?
Caleb Holt: Caleb Holt. I need a word with you, please.
Gavin Keller: Look, it's really not a good time; I'm just about to make my rounds.
Caleb Holt: I think you need to make time. This is concerning Catherine, my wife.
Gavin Keller: All right. What can I do for you?
Caleb Holt: I know what you're doing. And I have no intention of stepping aside as you try to steal my wife's heart. I've made some mistakes, but I still love her. So just know that I am going after her too. And since I'm married to her, I'd say I've got a head start. By the ...
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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 Courageous (2011) 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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Average at best but sprinkled with moments of brilliance
19 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I almost quit on this movie 20 minutes into it. The script was riddled with trite dialogue and the performances seemed a little stiff. I had a huge problem with the train scene where something significant seemed to happen near the end but was never resolved (and apparently completely forgotten about for the rest of the movie), which was quite bizarre. But as the film progressed and reached its climax, there were actually some very powerful and moving moments, performed very impressively by both Kirk Cameron and Erin Bethea. This movie kind of reminded me of "Freedom Writers" where overall it was so-so yet contained some very poignant, profound, and memorable scenes.

I am a Christian and I admired the fact that the makers of "Fireproof" were not shy of bringing forth the Gospel message and how Jesus Christ should be the focal point of a healthy marriage. I couldn't help but think what I would have thought about this movie if I had seen it before I received Christ into my life. Back then, I think I can honestly say that I may very well have turned it off after those first 20 minutes. But if I hadn't, it could very well have helped to change my life. And thinking about it, I bet there are some people out there whose life DID change after watching this, and to that I say hallelujah! :-)


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