Backdraft [Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray] [1991]

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Rating 4.55 out of 5 stars.
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (27 out of 30)

Special Features

  • Ron Howard Introduction
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Igniting The Story
  • Director Ron Howard, Producer Brian Grazer and others discuss the evolution of the film from script to screen
  • Bringing Together The Team
  • From the Casting room to Firefighter clinics, see how Director Ron Howard brought together a talented team of actors and real-life firefighters
  • The Explosive Stunts
  • Filmmakers reveal the state-of-the-art technology and heroic stunts that created the explosive action of the film
  • Creating The Villain: The Fire
  • See how an overwhelmingly talented team of special effects creators and stunt coordinators worked together to bring the fire to life
  • Real-Life Firemen, Real-Life Stories
  • Get an insider's perspective on what it takes to be a firefighter in this round-table discussion with the crew of Station 73, Santa Clarita


The sons of a Chicago fireman who gave his life in the performance of his duties, firefighting brothers Kurt Russell and William Baldwin carry their lifelong sibling rivalry into their work. Russell is convinced that Baldwin hasn't got what it takes to remain in the fire department. Baldwin is transferred to a "safe" assignment, assisting arson investigator Robert DeNiro, who is trying to make sense of a series of fires involving an oxygen-induced ball of fire called a backdraft. The investigation reveals a link between corrupt alderman J. T. Walsh and imprisoned pyromaniac Donald Sutherland. The trail of evidence leads Baldwin to suspect that his brother Russell, a much-decorated hero, may be the "inside" man setting up the arsons. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Kurt Russell
    Kurt Russell - Stephen McCaffrey
  • William Baldwin
    William Baldwin - Brian McCaffrey
  • Robert De Niro
    Robert De Niro - Donald Rimgale
  • Donald Sutherland
    Donald Sutherland - Ronald Bartel
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Jennifer Jason Leigh - Jennifer Vaitkus

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