Friday, April 27, 2012


1991 Action Thriller Film

Director: Ron Howard

Writer: Gregory Widen

Cinematography: Mikael Salomon

Running time: 132 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: In that instant it can create a hero... or cover a secret.

Kurt Russell as Lt. Stephen "Bull" McCaffrey/Dennis McCaffery
William Baldwin as Brian McCaffery
Scott Glenn as John "Axe" Adcox
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Jennifer Vaitkus
Rebecca De Mornay as Helen McCaffrey
Donald Sutherland as Ronald Bartel
Robert De Niro as Donald "Shadow" Rimgale
Jason Gedrick as Tim Krizminski
J. T. Walsh as Alderman Martin Swayzak
Anthony Mockus, Sr. as Chief John Fitzgerald
Cedric Young as Grindle
Juan Ramirez as Ray Santos
Kevin Casey as Nightingale
Jack McGee as Schmidt
Mark Wheeler as Pengelly

Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.

  1. BMI Film Music Award-Hans Zimmer-BMI Film & TV Awards
In an interesting twist of fate, Brad Pitt lost out on the role of Brian McCaffrey in Backdraft to William Baldwin, who then had to be released from his contract to play the small part of J. D. in Thelma & Louise that was re-cast with Brad Pitt. 



5 star out of 5 stars

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