Director: Ron Howard Cast: Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
, William Baldwin
William Baldwin
, Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
, Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
Ron Howard


Director: Ron Howard Cast: Kurt Russell
Kurt Russell
, William Baldwin
William Baldwin
, Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
, Donald Sutherland
Donald Sutherland
Ron Howard

Blu-ray (DTS)

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/04/2011
UPC: 0025195053068
Original Release: 1991
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 15,422

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 de Mornay Helen McCaffrey
Jason Gedrick Tim Krizminski
J.T. Walsh Martin Swayzak
Tony Mockus Chief John Fitzgerald
Cedric Young Grindle
Jack McGee Schmidt
Mark Wheeler Pengelly
Clint Howard Ricco
Ryan Todd Brian, Age 7
John Duda Stephen, Age 12
Charles Burns Battalion Chief at Mannequin Fire
J.R. Byrnes 4th Paramedic
Kevin M. Casey Nightingale
Wanda Christine Mother at Tenement Fire
Tom Clark 1st Retirement Party Schmoozer
Anthony C. Ellis Grasping Child at Tenemant Fire
Neil J. Francis 1st Cop
Janet Hirshenson Actor
Peter C. Hobert Probie
Jane Jenkins Actor
Karel King 1st Swayzack Aide
Ilene Kwitney 2nd Reporter
Richard Lexsee Washington
Tony Mockus Jackson
W. Earl Brown 3rd Paramedic
Juan Ramirez Ray Santos
Beep Iams Sean McCaffrey
Robert Swan Willy-Bartender
Ron West Alan Seagrave
Kevin Crowley 1st Candidate
Carlos Sanz 2nd Candidate
Harry Hutchinson 3rd Candidate
David A.C. Saunders 4th Candidate
J.J. Chaback Woman Psychiatrist
Tim Grimm Man at Parole Board
David Crosby 70's Hippie
Mike Mangano Firetruck Driver
Rick Reardon 1st Paramedic
Leslie A. Ford 2nd Paramedic
Kathryn Jaeck Mannequin Fire Reporter
David Westgor Mannequin Fire Reporter
James Ritz Mannequin Fire Reporter
Joe Guastaferro Donald Cosgrove
Don Herion Repairman
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
Zita Visockis Grandma Vaitkus
Razz Jenkins Photographer on Boat Party
Irma P. Hall 1st Nurse
Nydia Rodriguez Terracina 2nd Nurse
Hollis Resnik Sally
Don Rimgale Party Crony
Dennis Liddiard Party Brawler
David Luckenbach Security Officer
Andre Melchor 2nd Cop
Scott Baity 2nd Swayzack Aide
Gretchen Erickson Bar Patron
Joan Esposito Television Reporter
Bob Rice 1st Detective
Marcella de Tineo Nurse
Jane MacIver 2nd Retirement Party Schmoozer
Burton Stencel 3rd Retirement Party Schmoozer
Tony G. Chrisos 1st Politico
Cay de Vos 2nd Politico
Gregory Lundsgaard High Rise Fireman
Louise Woolf Falling Chair Lady
Ian A. Nevers Nervous Probie
Kelsey E. McMahon Child Rescued at 70's Fire
Fidel Moreno 70's Onlooker
Zan Heber 1st Reporter
Jane Alderman 4th Reporter
Kevin Petersen Doctor
Thomas A. Senderak 1st Fireman
Michael Allen Mark 2nd Fireman

Technical Credits
Ron Howard Director
Gary Baugh Set Decoration/Design
Albert Brenner Production Designer
Raffaella de Laurentiis Executive Producer
Steven E. de Souza Screenwriter
Larry de Waay Co-producer
Pen Densham Producer
Monica Devereux Choreography
William Fosser Set Decoration/Design
Harold L. Fuhrman Set Decoration/Design
Brian Grazer Executive Producer
Allen Hall Special Effects
Todd Hallowell Associate Producer
Daniel Hanley Editor
Michael Hill Editor
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jane Jenkins Casting
Mike Johnson Stunts
Garry Lewis Set Decoration/Design
Richard Barton Lewis Producer
Becky Mancuso Musical Direction/Supervision
Mikael Salomon Cinematographer,Special Effects
Walter Scott Stunts
Timothy R. Sexton Musical Direction/Supervision
Jodie Lynne Tillen Costumes/Costume Designer
John Watson Producer
Gregory Widen Screenwriter
Carol Wood Art Director
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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