Backdraft
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1991
Director: Ron Howard
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 025192-004124
Running time: 2:17 (137 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: December 09, 1997
Collection type: Owned (#2301)
Status: Available
Purchase date: June 02, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 5 / 10
Overview
Ron Howard directs an all-star cast in this exciting action-thriller that shows you the mystery, drama and devastation of fire as you've never seen it before! Kurt Russell and William Baldwin star as two feuding siblings carrying on an heroic family tradition as Chicago firefighters. But when a puzzling series of arson attacks is reported, they are forced to set aside their differences to solve the mystery surrounding these explosive crimes. Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca DeMornay, Donald Sutherland and Robert DeNiro also star in this acclaimed suspense story filled with some of the most awe-inspiring fire sequences ever filmed.
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Genres
Action
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Universal Pictures
 • Imagine Films Entertainment
 • Trilogy Entertainment Group
Media Companies:
 • Universal Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Spanish
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Production Notes/Bios
Crew
Direction
Ron Howard....Director
Writing
Gregory Widen....Writer
Production
Brian Grazer....Executive Producer
Raffaella De Laurentiis....Executive Producer
Richard B. Lewis....Producer
Pen Densham....Producer
John Watson....Producer
Cinematography
Mikael Salomon....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Daniel Hanley....Film Editor
Michael Hill....Film Editor
Music
Hans Zimmer....Composer
Sound
Glenn Williams....Production Sound Mixer
Skywalker Sound North
Gary Summers....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Randy Thom....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gary Rydstrom....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Johnson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Gary Rydstrom....Sound Designer
Richard Hymns....Supervising Sound Editor
Art
Jodie Tillen....Costume Designer
Albert Brenner....Production Designer
Allen Hall....Visual Effects
Carol Winstead Wood....Art Director
Robert N. Norin....Make-up Artist
Lance Anderson....Make-up Effects
Dennis Liddiard....Make-up Artist
Ilona Herman....Make-up Artist
Peggy Pliscott....Make-up Artist
John Casey....Costume Designer
Industrial Light & Magic
Scott Farrar....Visual Effects
Stuart Robertson....Visual Effects
Thomas J. Smith....Visual Effects
Cast
Kurt Russell....Stephen McCaffrey
William Baldwin....Brian McCaffrey
Robert De Niro....Donald Rimgale
Donald Sutherland....Ronald Bartel
Jennifer Jason Leigh....Jennifer Vaitkus
Scott Glenn....John Adcox
Rebecca DeMornay....Helen McCaffrey
Jason Gedrick....Tim Krizminski
J. T. Walsh....Martin Swayzak
Tony Mockus, Sr.....Chief John Fitzgerald
Cedric Young....Grindle
Juan Ramírez....Ray Santos
Kevin M. Casey....Nightengale
Jack McGee....Schmidt
Mark Wheeler....Pengelly
Richar Lexsee....Washington
Beep Iams....Sean McCaffrey
Ryan Todd....Brian Age 7
John Duda....Stephen Age 12
Robert Swan....Willy (Bartender)
Clint Howard....Ricco
Ron West....Alan Seagrave
Candidates
Kevin Crowley
Carlos Sanz
Harry Hutchinson
David A. C. Saunders
J. J. Chaback....Woman Psychiatrist
Tim Grimm....Man at Parole Board
David Crosby....70's Hippie
Mike Mangano....Firetruck Driver
Paramedics
Rick Reardon
Leslie A. Ford
W. Earl Brown
Robert F. Byrnes, Jr.
Mannequin Fire Reporters
Kathryn Jaeck
David Westgor
James Ritz
Joe Gustaferro....Donald Cosgrove
Don Herion....Repairman
Tony Mockus, Jr.....Jackson
Gregory Widen....Engine Lieutenant
Andrew Lipschultz....Man on Party Boat
Walter Williams....Security Guard
Bob Krzeminski....Captain
F. Pat Burns....Battalion Chief at Tenement Fire
WandaChristine....Mother at Tenement Fire
Anthony C. Ellis, Jr.....Gasping Child at Tenement Fire
Peter C. Hobert, Jr.....Probie
Zita Visockis....Grandma Vaitkus
Razz Jenkins....Photographer on Boat Party
Nurses
Irma P. Hall
Nydia Rodriguez Terracina
Hollis Resnik....Sally
Don Rimgale....Party Crony
Dennis Liddiard....Party Brawler
David Luckenbach....Security Officer
Cops
Neil J. Francis, Jr.
Andre Melchor
Swayzak Aides
Karel King
Scott Baity
Gretchen Erickson....Bar Patron
Joan Esposito....Television Reporter
Bob Rice....Detective
Marcella DeTineo....Nurse
Retirement Party Schmoozers
Jane MacIver
Burton Stencel
Robert Martell....Retirement Party Roaster
Politicos
Tony G. Chrisos
Cay DeVos
Gregory Lundsgaard....High Rise Fireman
Charles Burns, Jr.....Battalion Chief at Mannequin Fire
Louise Woolf....Falling Chair Lady
Ian A. Nevers....Nervous Probie
Kelsey E. McMahon....Child Rescued at 70's Fire
Fidel Moreno....70's Onlooker
Reporters
Zan Heber
Ilene Kwitny
Jane Alderman
Kevin Petersen....Doctor
Firemen
Thomas A. Senderak
Michael Allen Mark
The Pipes and Drums of the Emerald Society....Bagpipe Group at Funeral
The Drovers....Retirement Party Band
Jackie Moran....Musician (uncredited)
Amy C. Morton....Dana, Widow (uncredited)
Larry Nazimek....Police Officer (uncredited)
David Saunders....Candidate (uncredited)