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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 | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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:

$6,836,036, 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

As of October 25, this is distributor Samuel Goldwyn's highest grossing movie-to-date. 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: Yeah, well, Catherine's not buying any of it.
John Holt: And why do you think that is?
Caleb Holt: She doesn't love me. She doesn't even like me. Dad, she just about ignored everything I've done.
John Holt: Are you reading everything on each page?
Caleb Holt: You mean the Bible verses at the bottom. I'm not, dad. I told you, that is not what I need.
John Holt: Then what do you need?
Caleb Holt: I need Catherine to wake up to the fact that we're about to get an ugly divorce. And I'm trying to prevent that. But I cannot do it by myself.
John Holt: That may be true. But I ...
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Flywheel (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is Who I Am
Written by Mac Powell & Third Day
Performed by Third Day
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Better than I expected
28 September 2008 | by smachalkSee all my reviews

First of all, let me say that I am a Christian. However, I am also a movie nut. I don't go to the theater often. We have a home theater and I would much rather watch a movie at home than go out. My wife wanted to see this one in the theater. We were also being urged to support this movie by our church.

So, like I normally do, I went to IMDb and saw that after 95 or so ratings, it had a 3.6. Hmmm, not very good. I was worried but I agreed to go anyway. Besides, a movie like this is going to draw extremists on both sides and 95 isn't really a good sample size.

I was pleasantly surprised. Now, I don't see any Acadamy Awards upcoming, but the movie was done really well. I think this group has really improved since "Facing the Giants" (which was pretty good but not as good a Fireproof). The big thing I noticed is that there wasn't any sappy Christian dialog. OK, this is a Christian movie and it has a message (just like any other movie) but some of the other Christian movies I've seen have some horrible dialog. Not so here.

The plot was really good with nice character development. I thought the acting was decent too. Now there are times where you can tell this isn't a big dollar Hollywood production, but it didn't really detract from the film too much.

I won't put any spoilers in the movie but I will say that there wasn't a dry eye in the house when we got out.

So, I gave this movie a 7/10. I can tell you that we will probably buy this one on DVD. I'm really looking forward to more great work from this crew.


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