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Backdraft (DVD)

Two feuding brothers carry on an heroic family tradition in the Chicago fire Department. Whilst trying to resolve their own differences, they must sol...

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Excellent

“Hot Stuff!!!”

published 11/11/2005

Prohunky fireman, loads of action packed moments

Consnot many extras on this dvd

I'm not sure exactly what it is that first attracted me to this film - well ok then I admit it - it was all to do with the thought of those lovely muscular bodies in uniform performing daring acts and perhaps even a couple of naked back shots in the shower. Backdraft has all this but also much...

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“Hot in the city”

published 13/07/2006

ProGreat action

ConsA bit predictable

Synopsis ●●●●● ●● Having finally settled on a career as a fireman, after spending years in one dead end job after another, Brian McCaffrey finds himself being posted to a fire station in the heart of Chicago's Chinatown, where his older brother, Stephen...

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Super

ProGreat cast and filming

ConsToo much Hollywood cheese in moments

When Happy Days actor Ron Howard turned his attention to directing in 1969 with Old Paint, we knew straight away he was going to be a success. Following films such as Cocoon and Willow, he stepped up to the plate with an all star cast in the 1991 film, Backdraft. The film is set in the world of...

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Good

“Backdraft Film Review”

published 04/03/2010

ProCharacters, Special Effects

ConsInvestigation Part of the Plot

We've all seen at least one parody of the baby being saved from the burning building by the heroic fireman in our time. Most will blame Backdraft, an action-drama directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen, for inspiring many satirical responses to the firefighting subject, seen as...

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Satisfactory

ProGreat fire scenes

ConsTacky, not enough plot interest, too much love int...

the problems I have with this film are mainly to do with what I would consider to be an unnecessary love scene on top of a fire engine. Puhleease!! I don't think that seeing William Baldwin getting someone's bra off on top of a load of huge firehoses is either subtle, or an important way of...

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Excellent

“Backdraft DVD Review”

published 05/03/2001

ProExcellent Cast, Superb Special Effects.

ConsCheesy in places.

The Film: I saw Backdraft a few years ago for the first time and was gobsmacked. So when I saw it sitting on a shop shelf to buy it on DVD I could not resist. The film tells the story of two brothers and their rivalry. They are both Firefighters but the older brother (Kurt Russell) does not like...

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“You go. We go.”

published 23/12/2003

ProSpecial Effects, Action, Storyline...

ConsExtras

::Plot:: This movie is probably one of my best drawing with Mrs Doubtfire, although two completely different movies, i like them both. I first saw Backdraft a few years ago and fell in love with it because of the mix of following genres; Action - Gore - Thriller - Drama - Mystery. I'eve been...

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Excellent

“Firemen at work”

published 12/09/2011

ProStory and special effects

Consnone

A story about firefighters is perhaps not something that you would expect to be made into a blockbuster film. However in 1991, Backdraft was released and follows the lives of firefighters. Backdraft is about a team of Chicago firefighters including two brothers, the experienced and obsessed Lt...

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Satisfactory

“A slow simmer”

published 27/08/2000

ProKurt Russel half naked

ConsBoring

After seeing all the exciting trailers for this movie, I was really looking forward to seeing this film but was rather disappointed when I actually id. It was loosely based on a brotherly story between Kurt Russells character and his little brother. Although the actors were all top class (Kurt...

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Super

“Can a fire DO that?”

published 05/09/2000

ProLearn a lot about what a fire can really do

ConsPoor acting in places, though

An excellent piece of work here, and surprising to find Robert de Niro in it too as the arson investigator, a welcome surprise though, as the film could do with a bit of acting in it from time to time and de Niro manages to keep the artistic element alive. An arsonist is at work, and the fire...

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Good

“Frighteningly realistic”

published 19/11/2000

Progreat special effects, good cast

Consscary effects, disturbing images

I watched Backdraft at the cinema several years ago and have not seen it since. Although it is not a horror film, I still remember various scenes and they contain disturbing images. It is not a film I would like to see again. It stars Kurt Russell as a firefighter and Robert De Niro as the man...

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Super

“Backdraft”

published 23/08/2000

Trite dialogue and a vagueries in the subplot mar the otherwise excellent BACKDRAFT. Excellent performances by Kurt Russell, Robert DeNiro and Donald Sutherland. The arson mystery was not really necessary in this movie. I never was really clear as to how the fires were started. Apparently, the...

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Super

“Check this movie out”

published 10/10/2001

ProGood special effects

Consweak acting in some parts

When I first saw this movie sitting up there on the shelf I though what a crap lookin film but when it came on the TV a month later, my mind was quickly changed. The acting at times is a bit weak, but the plot keeps your attention. You don't have a clue what is going to happen and it surprises...

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“THE WORLD IN FLAMES”

published 28/01/2001

Proa look inside at the world of the firefighters

Conslacks oomp in places

The story line in Backdraft is about two brothers (the McCaffrey brothers) there is steven played by kurt russell and brian played by william baldwin. Arguements started when they were children and continued into adulthood as both the brothers join into the fire departments. Brian gets transfered...

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Super

ProGives you a good look at a firefighters job

ConsGives budding arsonists great ideas

Having been a member of a volunteer fire department for well over a decade, I can tell you that fire scenes can indeed be that intense. This movie is a big hit with the smoke eaters. The film tells the story of two brothers. One who, as a child witnessed the death of thier firefighter father at a...

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Two feuding brothers carry on an heroic family tradition in the Chicago fire Department. Whilst trying to resolve their own differences, they must solve a baffling series of arson attacks. Each fire ignited by the phenomena known as backdraft.

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