The sequel to the 1991 hit, follows an investigator with the Chicago F.D., who has to track down an arms dealer who use deadly fires as a distraction.


Gregory Widen





Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Anderson ... Sean McCaffrey
William Baldwin ... Brian McCaffrey
Donald Sutherland ... Ronald Bartel
Alisha Bailey ... Maggie Rening
Alastair Mackenzie ... Captain White
Dominic Mafham ... Ralph Kuntz
Jessamine-Bliss Bell ... Jenny
Martin Hutson ... Agent Johnson
Aaron McCusker ... Touhy
Cyril Nri Cyril Nri ... Ricket
Paul Birchard Paul Birchard ... Lt. Doyle
Adam J. Bernard ... Lt. Walker
Emily Barber ... PR Flak
Mark Arnold ... Fire Chief Soto
Sia Alipour ... Spark


The sequel to the 1991 hit, follows an investigator with the Chicago F.D., who has to track down an arms dealer who use deadly fires as a distraction.

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Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland are the only actors to reprise their roles from the original Backdraft. See more »


The CFD vehicle driven by Brian McCaffrey (William Baldwin) is numbered "2-2-2", which would be the vehicle number & radio call sign of the Deputy District Chief of District 2. As the Commanding Fire Marshall, his vehicle/call sign should be 4-6-0. See more »


Brian McCaffrey: I'm not letting another McCaffrey die!
Sean McCaffrey: Listen to me. You'll watch two if you don't get out now.
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Follows Backdraft (1991) See more »

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Not Great But I've Seen Worse
15 May 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Haven't seen the original 1991 film, but from what I've read this one does not compare well with it. Some of the actors, such as Donald Sutherland and William Baldwin, do return here.

Joe Anderson stars as Sean McCaffrey, the hard-boiled, loner, and dedicated arson investigator, whose father (Kurt Russell) was the lead actor in the 1991 movie. He will be reluctantly partnered with the young Maggie Rening (Alisha Bailey).

Together, they will investigate a blast at a townhouse on Halloween night that killed 5 youngsters. Although the politicians want the case to be closed as an accident, Sean and Maggie will quickly realize that the explosion was meant to happen. Their investigation will lead them to a possible case of nefarious international arms sales.

Look for scientific jargon that will make your head spin, some plot elements that are ridiculous but some good action scenes as well. and some brief but gruesome scenes of charred human bodies. Also, look for a terrific performance by Sutherland, who has a rather small but important role as a deranged and jailed arsonist.

All in all, this is not a great film but, in my opinion, it's watchable and I certainly have seen worse movies.

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Release Date:

14 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Backdraft II See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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