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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".

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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 | 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:

A prueba de fuego See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,804,764, 28 September 2008, Wide Release

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

It was often very cold outside. While getting ready to film the house fire scene, Stephan Dervan (Wayne Floyd) joked "I can't wait till the fire starts so we can warm up". See more »

Goofs

When Caleb's father tells him that Caleb's mother was the one who did the Love Dare, the two men are on a long path in the middle of the woods, at least several hundred yards from Caleb's house. Caleb, an athletic fireman, immediately sprints back to his house to apologize to his mother. However, his father, an old man nearly twice his age, arrives at the house about 10 seconds behind him and is not even out of breath. See more »

Quotes

John Holt: Caleb, if I had to ask you why you're so frustrated with Catherine, what would you say?
Caleb Holt: She's stubborn. She makes everything difficult for me. She's ungrateful. She's constantly griping about something.
John Holt: Has she thanked you for anything you've done in the last 20 days?
Caleb Holt: No! And you'd think after I washed the car, changed the oil, do the dishes, washed the house, that she would try to show me a little bit of gratitude, but she doesn't. In fact, when I come home, she makes me feel like I'm an enemy...
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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 »

Connections

References Flywheel (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Help Me Love
Written by Randy Crawford & Jeff Savage
Performed by Webster County
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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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