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Title:
Backdraft
Author:
Howard, Ron.
Edition:
2-disc anniversary edition.
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures, [2006]
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (approximately 135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Two Chicago firefighter brothers who don't get along have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
General Note:
DVD release of the 1991 motion picture.

Special features: Ron Howard introduction; deleted scenes; "Igniting the story": director Ron Howard, producer Brian Grazer and other discuss the evolution of the film from script to screen; "Bringing together the team": from casting to clinics; "The explosive stunts": filmmakers reveal the state-of-the-art technology and heroic stunts that created the action of the film; "Creating the villain: the fire": the talented team of special effects creators and stunt coordinators work 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 a round-table discussion with the crew of Station 73, Santa Clarita.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; for language and a scene of sensuality.
ISBN:
9780783237435
UPC:
025192056529
Format :
DVD

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Exciting action-thriller depicting the nerve-shattering, life-&-death struggles of today's firefighters. Collector's edition.


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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi