When a multimillionaire man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then turns the tables on the kidnappers when he uses the ransom money as a reward for the capture of the kidnappers.
A burglar holds a knife to Karen's throat while her husband does nothing. The couple ends befriending the cop that comes. The friendship ends when the cop beats up the culprit. Karen isn't ready to end it. Things get ugly with the cop.
A rookie firefighter tries to earn the respect of his older brother and other firefighters while taking part in an investigation of a string of arson/murders. This detailed look into the duties and private lives of firemen naturally features widespread pyrotechnics and special effects.Written by
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As this was made several years before a fire effect could be inserted by a digital keystroke, First Assistant Director Aldric La'auli Porter ran into a burning room to check on an actor. "Kurt Russell was in this smoke filled set that the effects team had just ignited with fifty gallon oil drums", Porter remembers. "After about four minutes, he hadn't come out, so I just rushed in after him without a respirator." Porter felt his way along the wall with his hands, as he had been trained, through the intense smoke and heat, but couldn't find Russell. Fortunately, Kurt had already gotten out through a rear exit door. "It wasn't the smartest thing to do", admits Porter. "But instinct took over, and I wanted to make sure he was safe." See more »
In the final fire scene, both brothers are swimming in an elevator shaft filled with water, but as they are trying to escape that building moments later, there is no water running off them, or in their boots. See more »
When you watch this movie, you'll never look at fire the same way again. In 'Backdraft', fire is portrayed as a vicious animal that breathes and devours. The story revolves around an arson investigation in the city of Chicago where a sibling rivalry is flaring as well between Brian and Stephen McCaffrey. You'll be blown away by Industrial Light & Magic's special effects and Hans Zimmer's dramatic score. Ron Howard put together an incredible, thrill-ride movie with action, drama and romance all rolled in. Do not miss this movie and don't turn your back on a fire, it knows when to strike.
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