Backdraft (1991)

Silently behind a door, it waits. One breath of oxygen and it explodes in a deadly rage. In that instant it can create a hero...or cover a secret.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
  • Release Date: 1991-05-24
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 1361 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Trilogy Entertainment Group
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Ron Howard
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Firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey battle each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.

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  • Kurt Russell

    as Stephen McCaffrey
  • William Baldwin

    as Brian McCaffrey
  • Robert De Niro

    as Donald Rimgale
  • Donald Sutherland

    as Ronald Bartel
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh

    as Jennifer Vaitkus
  • Scott Glenn

    as John 'Axe' Adcox
  • Rebecca De Mornay

    as Helen McCaffrey
  • Jason Gedrick

    as Tim Kirzminski
  • J.T. Walsh

    as Alderman Marty Swayzak
  • Anthony Mockus Sr.

    as Chief John Fitzgerald
  • Cedric Young

    as Grindle
  • Juan Ramírez

    as Ray Santos
  • Kevin Casey

    as Nightingale
  • Jack McGee

    as Schmidt
  • Mark Wheeler

    as Pengelly
  • Richard Lexsee

    as Washington
  • Beep Iams

    as Sean McCaffrey
  • Ryan Goldstein

    as Brian, Age 7
  • John Duda

    as Stephen - Age 12
  • Robert Swan

    as Willy - Bartender
  • Clint Howard

    as Ricco, Pathologist
  • Ron West

    as Alan Seagrave
  • Kevin Crowley

    as Candidate
  • Carlos Sanz

    as Candidate
  • Jane Jenkins

    as Woman Psychiatrist
  • David Crosby

    as '70s Hippie
  • W. Earl Brown

    as Paramedic
  • James Ritz

    as Mannequin Fire Reporter
  • Irma P. Hall

    as Nurse
  • Nydia Rodriguez Terracina

    as Nurse
  • Dennis Liddiard

    as Party Brawler
  • David Luckenbach

    as Security Officer
  • Gregory Lundsgaard

    as High-Rise Fireman
  • Dan Tullis Jr.

    as Engine 17 Firefighter
  • Peter C. Hobert

    as Probie
Editing Mike Hill Editor
Camera Mikael Salomon Director of Photography
Production Raffaella De Laurentiis Executive Producer
Editing Daniel P. Hanley Editor
Production Brian Grazer Executive Producer
Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Directing Ron Howard Director
Production Richard Barton Lewis Producer
Writing Gregory Widen Writer
Production Larry DeWaay Co-Producer
Production John Watson Producer
Production Janet Hirshenson Casting
Production Pen Densham Producer
Production Todd Hallowell Associate Producer
Production Jane Jenkins Casting
Crew John Burros Stand In
Crew Pierre Remy Chef
Sound Shirley Walker Orchestrator
Camera Dick Dova Key Grip
Crew Monica Devereux Choreographer
Production Larry DeWaay Unit Production Manager
Production Jim Morris Executive In Charge Of Production
Art David Conaghan Leadman
Costume & Make-Up Dennis Liddiard Makeup Artist
Sound Becky Mancuso-Winding Music Supervisor
Visual Effects Anne Calanchini Visual Effects Coordinator
Art Dennis J. Parrish Property Master
Crew Walter Scott Stunt Coordinator
Production Michael J. Malone Location Manager
Sound Dennis Leonard Sound Engineer
Camera Robert L. Blatman Camera Operator
Lighting Rob Doherty Electrician
Camera Phillip V. Caruso Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Linda Rizzuto Key Hair Stylist
Crew Todd Dickison Transportation Co-Captain
Crew Paul Huston Visual Effects Art Director
Art Garrett Lewis Set Decoration
Art Peter Ramsey Production Illustrator
Camera Gregory Lundsgaard Steadicam Operator
Costume & Make-Up Denise Wingate Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up Gloria Coffey-Sharrieff Set Costumer
Crew Lawrence Hammer Carpenter
Sound Curt Frisk Sound Mixer
Crew Raymond Bulinski Craft Service
Crew William Baldwin Stunts
Art Gregory A. Weimerskirch Assistant Art Director
Art Anthony Joseph Fatigato Painter
Costume & Make-Up Lance Anderson Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Lighting Todd Braden Lighting Technician
Crew George Dougherty Loader
Art Gary Baugh Set Designer
Crew Todd Dickison Driver
Crew Andrew Lipschultz Unit Publicist
Editing Roger Tweten First Assistant Editor
Sound Richard Hymns Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Jodie Lynn Tillen Costume Design
Directing Sioux Richards Script Supervisor
Art Alan Broadbent Standby Painter
Camera Josh Bleibtreu First Assistant Camera
Crew Shari Lynn Himes Production Office Assistant
Sound Jeffrey A. Williams Boom Operator
Sound Jay Rifkin Scoring Mixer
Visual Effects Robert Finley Jr. Pyrotechnic Supervisor
Visual Effects Scott Farrar Visual Effects Supervisor
Art Larissa Supplitt Location Scout
Costume & Make-Up John Casey Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Jane Blank Seamstress
Art Robert E. Knight Sign Painter
Art Albert Brenner Production Design
Art Steve A. Hagberg Construction Coordinator
Art Richard Bryan Douglas Construction Foreman
Art Steve Homa Greensman
Production Cheryl A. Stone Production Accountant
Writing Mark Moore Storyboard
Art Carol Winstead Wood Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Ilona Herman Hairstylist
Crew Andrew Golov Post Production Supervisor
Crew Calvin Chin Transportation Coordinator
Directing Jack Gallagher First Assistant Director
Lighting Alphonse Blumenthal Gaffer
Production Jacqueline King Casting Associate
Production Alecia LaRue Production Coordinator
Visual Effects Suella Kennedy Visual Effects Producer
Crew W. Earl Brown Dialect Coach
Camera John S. Robertson Key Grip
Editing David Orr Color Timer
Sound Sandina Bailo-Lape Foley Editor
Sound Marnie Moore Foley Artist
Sound Mary Helen Leasman Foley Editor
Sound Vivien Hillgrove Gilliam ADR Editor
Sound Dennie Thorpe Foley Artist
Sound Marilyn McCoppen ADR Editor
Sound Diana Pellegrini Foley Editor
Sound Christopher Boyes Foley Recordist
Art Gary Isbell Set Dresser
Sound Sara Bolder Dialogue Editor
Directing Todd Hallowell Second Unit Director
Sound Rob Fruchtman ADR Editor
Sound Michael Silvers Dialogue Editor
Visual Effects Mark Sullivan Matte Painter
Camera Joe Carroll Second Assistant Camera
Sound Ed Golya ADR Mixer
Editing Guy Barresi Assistant Editor
Production Joan Philo Extras Casting Assistant
Sound Celest Ray Music Coordinator
Camera Mollie S. Mallinger Additional Second Assistant Camera
Production Stephen Andrzejewski Assistant Location Manager
Crew Reuben Goldberg Pyrotechnician
Production Louise C. Larson Assistant Production Coordinator
Crew William Cosgrove Technical Advisor
Crew John Casino Stunt Double
Art Walter J. Piers Swing
Production Scott Ross General Manager
Art Michael D. Gianneschi Construction Buyer
Camera Bill Barr Best Boy Grip
Visual Effects Martin Rosenberg Visual Effects Camera
Camera Chris Freres Dolly Grip
Visual Effects Tom Bertino Rotoscoping Artist
Editing Tom Rovak Colorist
Directing Jeff Okabayashi Second Second Assistant Director
Crew William L. Allen Sr. Special Effects Technician
Camera Robert Hill Assistant Camera
Sound Shirley Walker Conductor
Costume & Make-Up Haleen K. Holt Costume Illustrator
Art Wayne Fitzgerald Title Designer
Editing Louis Rivera Negative Cutter
Lighting Dwight Campbell Chief Lighting Technician
Crew Eugene F. Crededio Generator Operator
Production Paul Andresen Production Assistant
Production Betsy Horning Location Assistant
Production Wileen Dragovan Production Secretary
Sound Randy Thom Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Gary Rydstrom Sound Designer
Sound Gary Summers Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Gary Rydstrom Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Mike Johnson Stunts
Crew Terry Leonard Stunts
Crew Tony Brubaker Stunts
Crew Corey Michael Eubanks Stunts
Crew Norman Howell Stunts