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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

Knowing that this Christian morality tale would be put under a Hollywood microscope, the producers put Kirk Cameron through a strong vetting process, to ensure that no "skeleton in the closet" issues would be discovered. "If you're cheating on your wife or have a problem with drugs or alcohol, they would rather not have you out there on 'The Today Show' promoting the movie," explained Cameron. 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 »

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Cheryl Holt: Although love is communicated in a number of ways,our words often reflect the condition of our heart.
Cheryl Holt: Resolve to say nothing negative,If the temptation arises,choose not to say anything.
Cheryl Holt: It's better to hold your tongue than to say something you'll regret.
Cheryl Holt: Be quick to listen,slow to speak and slow to get angry.
Cheryl Holt: Do at least one unexpected gesture as an act of kindness.
Cheryl Holt: Whatever you put your time,energy and money into,it will become more important to you.It's hard to care for something you're not ...
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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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Otherside
Written by Mac Powell & Third Day
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Married folks - watch this film
28 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Anybody who is married should see this movie because we've all had bumps in the road along the way.

Fire department Captain Caleb Holt (Kirk Cameron) is valued and respected everywhere he goes, except at home. His wife Catherine (Erin Bethea), overwhelmed by her career and her mother's inability to communicate, doesn't feel loved by him; and Caleb's withdrawal of love, along with her inability to respect him cause them to pursue divorce.

Upon finding out about their troubled marriage, Caleb's dad asks him to hold off proceeding with the divorce to make one last effort to save his marriage, a forty-day experiment called, "The Love Dare." Caleb reluctantly agrees to it, and forgetting it took years to dig the hole that their relationship is in, he is upset when it doesn't work immediately. For reasonable reasons, she doesn't react to his efforts at first.

Will Caleb continue to keep going even though she refuses to believe he'll change? Can his dad's love and guidance keep him believing? Will God save their marriage, and make it healthy again? These are the questions that this film answers.


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