Backdraft – Filtered

Theatrical Release: May 24, 1991
DVD Release: September 19, 2006
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Synopsis

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.

Dove Review

This is a great film about heroism and courage-fighting the flames and trying to save people. Although there were a lot of good scenes of what firefighters actually do there were some things that we want to note-such as the implied affair between an unmarried couple and some of the violence. Therefore we approve this film for ages twelve and above.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Implied sex with man and woman ( not married).
Language: PO-1; Pri*k-1
Violence: Fire explosions, man punched, men fighting, little blood shown, man burned with explosion, man's bare back shown with burn scars, explosion blows man onto a gate that goes through his arm.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking shown ( bar scene), man gets drunk.
Nudity: Men in boxers, man in towel, men in shower, bare chest shown.
Other: None

Info

Company: Universal Pictures
Director: Ron Howard
Producer: Pen Densham
Genre: Action
Runtime: 132 min.
Reviewer: Hannah Kortz