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Backdraft [DVD] [1991]

Release Date:12/10/1997
Two firemen brothers (Kurt Russell and William Baldwin) battle blazes and face heated sibling rivalry while on the trail of a maniacal arsonist in director Ron Howard's absorbing thriller, arriving on DVD from MCA Home Video. Presented in 2.35:1 widescreen and featuring a closed-captioned Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack, this release also offers an alternate French Dolby Digital Stereo track in addition to optional Spanish and English subtitles. Extra features are limited to production notes.
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    94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (31 out of 33)


    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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