Universal Pictures | Release Date: May 24, 1991
Summary: Stephen McCaffrey (Russell) and his younger brother Brian (Baldwin) are two feuding siblings carrying on an heroic family tradition in the Chicago fire department. Stephen is so relentless that he drives Brian out of firefighting and into arson investigation. Brian becomes involved in a puzzling series of arson attacks, each ignited by explosive phenomena known as backdrafts. Before the smoke clears, love affairs are rekindled and lives are shattered as the McCaffrey brothers fight to resolve their differences and solve the mystery. (Universal)
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Runtime: 137 min
Rating: Rated R for language and a scene of sensuality.
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Dec 9, 1997
Director Credit
Ron Howard Director
Writer Credit
Gregory Widen Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Donald Sutherland Ronald Bartel
Kurt Russell Stephen 'Bull' McCaffrey/Dennis McCaffrey
Robert De Niro Donald 'Shadow' Rimgale
William Baldwin Brian McCaffrey
Cast Credit
Anthony Mockus Sr. Chief John Fitzgerald
Cedric Young Grindle
J.T. Walsh Alderman Marty Swayzak
Jack McGee Schmidt
Jason Gedrick Tim Krizminski
Jennifer Jason Leigh Jennifer Vaitkus
Juan Ramírez Ray Santos
Kevin Casey Nightingale
Mark Wheeler Pengelly
Rebecca De Mornay Helen McCaffrey
Scott Glenn John 'Axe' Adcox
Producer Credit
Brian Grazer Executive Producer
John Watson Producer
Larry DeWaay Co-Producer
Pen Densham Producer
Raffaella De Laurentiis Executive Producer
Richard Barton Lewis Producer
Todd Hallowell Associate Producer