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Fireproof -- A hero fireman struggles with his marriage in this dramatic trailer
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Director:
Writers:
Alex Kendrick (story) &
Stephen Kendrick (story)
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Release Date:
26 September 2008 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Never Leave Your Partner Behind.
Plot:
In an attempt to save his marriage, A firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare". Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Fireproof - A Poor Excuse For A Film See more (200 total) »

Cast

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Kirk Cameron ... Caleb Holt

Erin Bethea ... Catherine Holt

Ken Bevel ... Michael Simmons
Stephen Dervan ... Wayne Floyd
Eric Young ... Terrell Sanders
Jason McLeod ... Eric Harmon
Harris Malcom ... John Holt
Phyllis Malcom ... Cheryl Holt
Perry Revell ... Gavin Keller
Stephanie Makulinski ... Robin Cates
Renata Williams ... Latasha Brown
Dwan Williams ... Deidra Harris
Amberly Marquard ... Ashley Phillips
Joy Joiner ... Young Catherine's Mom
Danielle Brooks ... Young Catherine (voice)
Rebekah Willard ... Young Catherine's Photo
Ron Rowe ... Young Catherine's Father
Faye Sharber ... Nurse Anna
Ray Wood ... Catherine's Father
Sue Holt ... Catherine's Mom
Bill Stafford ... Mr. Rudolph
Carla Hawkins ... Tina Simmons
Kelly Johnson ... Bethany
Melanie Tomlinson ... Kelsey
Bailey Cave ... Ross
Tommy McBride ... Kyle
Heidi Johnson ... Dispatcher #1
Shannon Kendrick ... Man on Phone at Wreck
Bill Butler ... Business Man at Wreck
Stephen Kendrick ... Marine at Wreck
Marquez Waller ... Teenager at Wreck
Leigh Cox ... Screaming Lady at Wreck
Luke Bowers ... Officer #1 at Wreck
Mickey Bradford ... Officer #2 at Wreck (as Sgt. Mickey Bradford)
Cornelious Drake ... Officer #3 at Wreck (as Deputy Cornelious Drake)
Chad Warbington ... EMS Worker #1
Rick McDaniel ... EMS Worker #2
Dee Kelley ... EMS Worker #3
John Spencer ... Train Conductor
Walter Burnett ... Dr. Anderson
Shannon Davis ... Dispatcher #2
Anthony Brown ... Mr. James Turner
Allison Dawson ... Mrs. Turner
Taylor Glow ... Megan
Jade Young ... Lacey Turner
Janet Lee Dapper ... Emergency Room Nurse
Blake Bailey ... Reporter Stephanie Mills
Robin Bushnell ... Alice Marks
Lil Mans ... Alice Marks' Dog

Tracy Goode ... Benny Murphy
Jim McBride ... Fire Chief Carl Hatcher
Dot Majors ... Irma Rudolph
Deena Taylor ... Misty Evans
JJ Jasper ... R.M.S. Technician #1
Bob Waliszewski ... R.M.S. Technician #2

Alex Kendrick ... Pastor Strauss
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Rob Whitehurst ... Man at Crash (uncredited)
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Directed by
Alex Kendrick 
 
Writing credits
Alex Kendrick (story and screenplay) &
Stephen Kendrick (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Michael Catt .... executive producer (as Michael C. Catt)
Tracy Goode .... associate producer
Terry Hemmings .... executive producer
Alex Kendrick .... producer
Stephen Kendrick .... producer
Jim McBride .... executive producer
David Nixon .... producer
Brad Weston .... associate producer
Dennis Wiemer .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Willard 
 
Cinematography by
Bob Scott (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Ebel 
Alex Kendrick (edited by)
 
Production Design by
Sheila McBride 
 
Costume Design by
Terri Catt 
 
Makeup Department
Diana Alvey .... assistant hair stylist
Erin Bethea .... assistant hair stylist
Erin Bethea .... assistant makeup artist
Yvette Bowles .... assistant hair stylist
Curry Bushnell .... key makeup artist
Jackie Byrd .... assistant makeup artist
Jerilyn Byrd .... assistant makeup artist
Melanie Carter .... assistant hair stylist
Billy Cave .... assistant hair stylist
Darlene Cave .... assistant hair stylist
Lesha Cawley .... assistant hair stylist
April Everett .... backstage salon hair stylist
Toni Hatfield .... assistant makeup artist
Abby Hembree .... backstage salon hair stylist
Brenda Humphries .... assistant hair stylist
Serena Jenkins .... backstage salon hair stylist
Delores Lamborgese .... assistant hair stylist
Jodi Mann .... backstage salon hair stylist
Amy Mercer .... hair supervisor
Ivy Sceals .... assistant makeup artist
Carmen Shults .... hair stylist: Mr. Cameron
Kacey Smit .... assistant makeup artist
Mary Smit .... assistant makeup artist
Martha Snipes .... assistant hair stylist
Amie Theiss .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Steve Dapper .... production manager
Justin Tolley .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tracy Goode .... second unit director
Ben McLeod .... first assistant director: second unit
David Nixon .... assistant director
Justin Tolley .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Sheila McBride .... set designer
Frances Sadler .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Kevin Daughtry .... boom operator
Patrick Donahue .... sound re-recording mixer
Nick Palladino .... sound designer
Madelyn Smit .... sound assistant
Brian Straka .... sound editor
Rob Whitehurst .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Heath Hood .... special effects foreman (as G. Heath Hood)
Harry Hurst .... special effects foreman
Bruce E. Merlin .... special effects coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David S. Campbell .... Steadicam operator
Hayley Catt .... still photographer
Mike L. Germaine .... key grip
Dan W. Howell Sr. .... swing
Ben McLeod .... first assistant camera
Shane McMullin .... best boy grip
Chip Monk .... Steadicam operator
Chip Monk .... first assistant camera
Bob Scott .... camera operator
Mike Smallwood .... gaffer
 
Editorial Department
Scot Olive .... colorist
Savvas Paritsis .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Hayley Catt .... production secretary
Hayley Catt .... web site coordinator
Jay Clark .... technical coordinator
Doug Cochran .... technical advisor
Larry Frenzel .... distribution & licensing
Kenny Loudenbarger .... technical advisor
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach
Wendy MacLeod .... prayer coordinator (as Wendy McLeod)
Holly Stiegel .... script supervisor
Mary Tolley .... talent coach
Dennis Wiemer .... technical advisor
 
Thanks
Chip Monk .... in memory of (as Robert 'Chip' Monk)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fire Storm" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic material and some peril
Runtime:
USA:122 min
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Trivia:
In the scene when Caleb is first reading the "love dare" book, there are books on the coffee table. One of those books is "Facing the Giants", which is the novelization of the Kendrick brothers' earlier movie of the same title.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the Catherine drives up to the firehouse to tell Caleb she loves & forgives him, the bays are all full and no trucks are in front of the bays, but when he comes out to see her the 2 bays are empty and the trucks are sitting out front.See more »
Quotes:
Catherine Holt:Is it too late to ask you to grow old with me?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Courageous (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
While I'm WaitingSee more »

FAQ

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32 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Fireproof - A Poor Excuse For A Film, 11 February 2011
Author: HorrorWriter7493 from Colorado

Before I review this film, I think you should know how I'm approaching this. I'm an Evangelical Quaker (basically, a Christian who believes that you can reach anyone by being understanding, compassionate, and loving without thumping their head with a Bible) and my father, at one time, was a pastor of a church plant. My faith, even though I abandoned it for about six months and became an Objectivist (an atheist who believes in individualism), has gotten me far in life. I suffer from Bipolar disorder, and if you know anything about that would know that having this illness is a truly horrible thing. God is the only thing in my life that has been constantly helping me out in times of crisis. I have seen and been in relationships torn apart by addictions. I also want to be a film director someday. On top of that, I write short stories and novels in my free time. I've studied the craft of good storytelling and I can recognize it when I see it.

Now... on to the review... To put it as blunt as possible: Fireproof is for Christians who are really well off in their faith and have not encountered anything truly wounding to them. It's not their fault, I know, but the fact that film makers are making money off of them for money really ticks me off. Christians are a really easy market to milk. Every artist knows that. Why? Well, make a mediocre movie that's politically correct, doesn't offend anyone, and put Jesus' name in it and you'll soon find out. People, especially Christians, are so easily mislead to believe that just because the people who made the movie share their beliefs that it must be good even though the film's clearly bad. I love the premise of it. The idea of sticking by your partner and helping him or her out because you know that it can work out in the end is really rare nowadays. But they deliver it so poorly that it's laughable. And if you think that I'm being somehow "anti-Christian" and that this movie is flawless, let me point out all the things in this movie that are flawed: 1) The conversations between the firefighters is so unrealistic. No curse words at a fire department filled with men? I mean... really? 2) If a guy found out that his wife was flirting with someone at the office with an intent on cheating, his first response should be to take a shotgun, go down where he works and stick it under his chin and say something like: "I'm going to blow your brains all over the wall if you touch her again." You do not show him your wedding ring and say, "Stay away from her or... or... I'll say something even more mean!" Whoo! You tell him, Mr. Firefighter! You tell that mean doctor! 3) You do not get over addictions instantly after being converted. It's a long and hard process. That is a myth that this movie is producing that I have a huge problem with. 4) People do NOT treat you with respect for getting religion of any kind. They will manipulate, mock, and even threaten you for your faith.

Every time Christians tell me this is one of the greatest movies ever made, I die a little inside. But when a truly Christian movie comes along (like Walk the Line or The Road), they ignore it because people say it isn't "Christian" enough. Nonbelievers clearly see the contradictions in that. These are the types of Christian movies that people should look up to instead of this trash:

Tender Mercies (1983) Deals with the theme that some people need to be polished with love in order to change.

The Road (2009) Deals with the theme of persevering in the harshest circumstances presented to you. This was marketed towards Christians to show how the world will be like when the church is next to non-existent. The father-son relationship is a metaphor for passing the torch on to the next generation.

I Am Legend (2007) Deals with the theme of losing everything in your life and then regaining it again and realizing God's love.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) Asks the question of how people ignore God when they have seen the Devil.

Walk the Line (2005) Again, deals with the theme that some people need to be polished with love in order to change. Christians complained this wasn't "Christian" enough even though it clearly shows Johnny Cash's faith after he's gotten clean through his actions.

Signs (2002) Deals with the theme of losing everything and losing faith. In this case, a preacher losing his wife. If you hate M. Night Shyamalan a lot, ignore the fact that he made this movie. You'll thank me for it.

I could go on and on. The point? These movies were well done, had great quality, and produced a very strong Christian message. Churches ignored them because they weren't up to their impossible standard of being politically correct and non-offensive and still having good quality. It just can't happen. Why are Christians so afraid to show the brutality of life without God? It doesn't make sense to me... and it never will.

I could go on and on about this, but I think truly open-minded people, no matter what their faith, will get what I'm saying.

God bless, -HorrorWriter7493

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