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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, Georgia, Caleb and Catherine Holt's marriage is in crisis and they decided to divorce. However, Caleb's father proposes that his son should delay their separation for 40 days and follow a procedure called "The Love Dare" to reignite their love. 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

While driving in the fire truck, director Alex Kendrick was hidden in the backseat underneath the yellow cap which is visible just behind Caleb. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Wayne is about to drink the hot sauce, Wayne's seating position changes. There is a moment where he is sitting closer to the table in one camera angle. The camera angle changes to a close-up shot and Wayne is clearly sitting upright. See more »

Quotes

Caleb Holt: I want to thank you, dad. The Love Dare changed my life.
John Holt: God changed your life. The Love Dare was just a tool He used.
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Crazy Credits

Are you Fireproof? (Romans 10:9) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Guys Night Out See more »

Soundtracks

Slow Fade
Written by Mark Hall
Performed by Casting Crowns
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User Reviews

 
Ignore the nattering nabobs of negativity
28 September 2008 | by abchulettSee all my reviews

I am a born-again Christian. I am also somewhat of a film snob who counts movies among his favorites that are decidedly R rated (I have no problem with sin being presented in movies as long as it's not presented as something good), and some of my favorites are over 100 years old. Just to let you know where this review is coming from.

With "Fireproof" the Kendrick brothers have matured. Their first film, "Flywheel," was a wonderful story with almost no budget, and amateurishly done. Then came "Facing the Giants," which was pretty good but ultimately forgettable. "Fireproof" finally puts together solid production values, mostly topnotch acting, and a very nicely written script that includes some clever plot twists.

Yes, it is explicitly Christian in its message. Yes, it upholds the sanctity of marriage and celebrates a man fighting for all he's worth to win the love of a wife who's filing for divorce. Yes, there are two or three moments where the sentimentality goes just a bit over the top.

If any of these statements about "Fireproof" close your mind to it, that's your loss, but God bless you as you pass on this one to go see something lighter or edgier. But I promise you, I was very pleasantly surprised at just how good this film is.

Highly recommended for anyone old enough to appreciate the opposite sex.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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