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Fireproof (2008)

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In an attempt to save his marriage, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare."

Director:

Alex Kendrick

Writers:

Alex Kendrick (story and screenplay), Stephen Kendrick (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Cameron ... Caleb Holt
Erin Bethea ... Catherine Holt
Ken Bevel ... Michael Simmons
Stephen Dervan Stephen Dervan ... Wayne Floyd
Eric Young Eric Young ... Terrell Sanders
Jason McLeod Jason McLeod ... Eric Harmon
Harris Malcom Harris Malcom ... John Holt
Phyllis Malcom Phyllis Malcom ... Cheryl Holt
Perry Revell Perry Revell ... Gavin Keller
Stephanie Makulinski Stephanie Makulinski ... Robin Cates
Renata Williams Renata Williams ... Latasha Brown
Dwan Williams Dwan Williams ... Deidra Harris
Amberly Marquard Amberly Marquard ... Ashley Phillips
Joy Joiner Joy Joiner ... Young Catherine's Mom
Danielle Brooks Danielle Brooks ... Young Catherine (voice)
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

Never Leave Your Partner Behind.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material and some peril | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fireproof See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,836,036, 28 September 2008

Gross USA:

$33,456,317

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,473,297
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For the hot sauce drinking contest, filmmakers originally planned to use mouthwash and Gatorade, but it was decided to use something nonpoisonous in case others decided to try it. At first, both Caleb and Wayne had just tomato juice, but for each take they added more Tabasco sauce to Wayne's. By the last take, it was pretty much entirely hot sauce. When he says, "my mouth's on fire," he really means it, and his running off to rinse his mouth is real. See more »

Goofs

Michael's name-tag reads "W.C. Simmons" during his conversation with Caleb about the sanctity of marriage. "Michael" does not begin with a "W" or "C". See more »

Quotes

Catherine Holt: I know you always told me to hang on during the hard times, but you don't know what I've been competing with. Momma, when he looks... he makes me feel so humiliated. And he doesn't even know it. When did I stop being good enough for him?
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Crazy Credits

TO GOD BE THE GLORY! See more »

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Referenced in Courageous (2011) See more »

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You Belong to Me
Written by Matthew Minor & Matthew Minor
Performed by Grey Holiday
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User Reviews

 
A Great Movie!!
28 September 2008 | by LazerwolfSee all my reviews

I found Fireproof to be entertaining as well in convicting. Most of the acting was realistic and sincere, even if it was not professional. Within a very short time the story had me so involved in the characters lives that any minor flaws were not noticed. As in their previous movies, the Kendricks brothers had me crying, laughing, cheering, and, during the action sequences, on the edge of my seat.

Being a Christian, I was not turned off by the message(s) of faith in Christ that are an inherent part of Sherwood Pictures productions, and I didn't feel like that aspect of the movie was being shoved down my throat. It is presented, laid out before the audience, and is there for you to take it or leave it. If you find occasional conversations about God, Jesus, or spiritual matters offensive, then be warned, you may be offended on occasion. I'm sure there are plenty of movies at your theater that push loose morals, profanity, and obscenity that you can choose if this is not your cup of tea. But if a message of being good, kind, and loving doesn't frighten you, I highly recommend this movie.

At times I saw myself on the screen, as most of us can relate to some level of tension in marriage (or any relationship). The principles behind the message can work in most situations – whether or not you are a Christian. And I believe people of any marital status can learn valuable lessons from this movie and be entertained at the same time.

An interesting side note - I heard in a couple different interviews that Kirk Cameron auditioned for this part like all of the other volunteer actors, AND was a willing volunteer himself - pretty much quieting the skeptics who claim he (and others) were making this movie to line their pockets.


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