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Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard's heroic action-thriller about the adventurous lives of professional firefighters now includes hours of bonus features that take you behind the heart-pounding pyrotechnics and Academy Award-nominated special effects! Kurt Russell and William Baldwin star as two feuding firefighter brothers who must set aside their personal differences in order to survive the burning, churning infernos set by a maniacal arsonist.

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Studio Universal Home Video
SKU 207938711
UPC 025195043021
UPC 14 00025195043021
Format DVD
Release Date 6/3/2008
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Cast & Crew
Clint Howard - Actor
Daniel P. Hanley - Editor
Donald Sutherland - Actor
Gregory Widen - Writer
Hans Zimmer - Original Music By
Jennifer Jason Leigh - Actor
Kurt Russell - Actor
Mikael Salomon - Cinematographer
Mike Hill - Editor
Pen Densham - Producer
Raffaella De Laurentiis - Executive Producer
Rebecca De Mornay - Actor
Robert DeNiro - Actor
Ron Howard - Director
Scott Glenn - Actor
William Baldwin - Actor
Awards
British Academy Awards (1992) Allen Hall, et. al., Nominee, Best Special Visual Effects
MTV Award (1992) Backdraft, Nominee, Best Action Sequence,Backdraft, Nominee, Best Movie
Oscar (1992) Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns, Nominee, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing,Gary Summers, et. al., Nominee, Best Sound,Mikael Salomon, et. al., Nominee, Best Effects, Visual Effects
Nominee (1992) British Academy Awards, Allen Hall, et. al., Best Special Visual Effects,MTV Award, Backdraft, Best Action Sequence,MTV Award, Backdraft, Best Movie,Oscar, Gary Rydstrom, Richard Hymns, Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing,Oscar, Mikael Salomon, et. al., Best Effects, Visual Effects,Oscar, Gary Summers, et. al., Best Sound
Reviews
ReviewSource At-A-Glance Film Reviews
Review This movie is very orange. Not surprising, considering it's director Ron Howard's tribute to firefighters. Kurt Russell and William Baldwin play two brothers, one whose a fireman and one who would like to be, with some fundamental differences. It's more than the average buddy picture -- the characters are better rounded than that -- and the special effects are amazing. Robert DeNiro and Donald Sutherland shine in supporting roles. At times, the story falters, and the picture takes a while to build up steam, but the closing hour makes it well worth a viewing.
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ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Ron Howard's "Backdraft" is a movie half in love with fire, a film like "Fahrenheit 451" that finds something seductive in tendrils of smoke and boiling cauldrons of flame. Never before in the movies have I seen fire portrayed by such convincing, encompassing special effects. Unfortunately, they are at the service of an unworthy plot...What is particularly impressive is the way the filmmakers are able to convince us the stars are in the middle of the action. A conventional fire scene uses doubles and stand-ins, over-the-shoulder shots and other evasive tricks, for brief scenes showing men in the middle of a fire.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, English, Spanish, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), No Longer Produced
Quotes
Dennis Cunningham, CBS-TV ...soars with spectacle, heroism and humanity.
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide ...stunning special effects.
Pat Collins, WWOR-TV In every way, Backdraft will take your breath away.

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