Backdraft (1991)

Silently behind a door, it waits.

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1991-05-24
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 655 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 17min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Trilogy Entertainment Group
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 655 Ratings


Firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey battle each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.

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  • Kurt Russell

    as Dennis McCaffrey
  • William Baldwin

    as Brian McCaffrey
  • Robert De Niro

    as Donald Rimgale
  • Donald Sutherland

    as Ronald Bartel
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh

    as Jennifer Vaitkus
  • Scott Glenn

    as John 'Axe' Adcox
  • Rebecca De Mornay

    as Helen McCaffrey
  • Jason Gedrick

    as Tim Kirzminski
  • J.T. Walsh

    as Alderman Marty Swayzak
  • Anthony Mockus Sr.

    as Chief John Fitzgerald
  • Cedric Young

    as Grindle
  • Juan Ramírez

    as Ray Santos
  • Kevin Casey

    as Nightingale
  • Jack McGee

    as Schmidt
  • Mark Wheeler

    as Pengelly
  • Ryan Goldstein

    as Brian, Age 7
  • Clint Howard

    as Ricco, Pathologist
  • Kevin Crowley

    as Candidate
Directing Ron Howard Director
Writing Gregory Widen Writer
Production Richard Barton Lewis Producer
Production Raffaella De Laurentiis Executive Producer
Production Brian Grazer Executive Producer
Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Camera Mikael Salomon Director of Photography
Editing Daniel P. Hanley Editor
Editing Mike Hill Editor
Production Pen Densham Producer
Production Larry DeWaay Co-Producer
Production John Watson Producer
Production Janet Hirshenson Casting
Production Todd Hallowell Associate Producer
Production Jane Jenkins Casting
Crew Pierre Remy Chef
Crew John Burros Stand In
Sound Shirley Walker Orchestrator
Art Albert Brenner Production Design
Art Carol Winstead Wood Art Direction
Art Garrett Lewis Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Jodie Lynn Tillen Costume Design
Art Gregory A. Weimerskirch Assistant Art Director
Art Steve A. Hagberg Construction Coordinator
Art Richard Bryan Douglas Construction Foreman
Art Steve Homa Greensman
Art David Conaghan Leadman
Art Larissa Supplitt Location Scout
Art Anthony Joseph Fatigato Painter
Art Peter Ramsey Production Illustrator
Art Gary Baugh Set Designer
Art Alan Broadbent Standby Painter
Camera Robert L. Blatman Camera Operator
Camera Josh Bleibtreu First Assistant Camera
Camera Dick Dova Key Grip
Camera Gregory Lundsgaard Steadicam Operator
Camera Phillip V. Caruso Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Denise Wingate Assistant Costume Designer
Costume & Make-Up John Casey Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Ilona Herman Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Linda Rizzuto Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Dennis Liddiard Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Lance Anderson Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Jane Blank Seamstress
Costume & Make-Up Gloria Coffey-Sharrieff Set Costumer
Crew Lawrence Hammer Carpenter
Crew Monica Devereux Choreographer
Crew Raymond Bulinski Craft Service
Crew Todd Dickison Driver
Crew George Dougherty Loader
Crew Andrew Golov Post Production Supervisor
Crew Shari Lynn Himes Production Office Assistant
Art Dennis J. Parrish Property Master
Sound Randy Smith Sound Recordist
Crew Walter Scott Stunt Coordinator
Crew William Baldwin Stunts
Crew Todd Dickison Transportation Co-Captain
Crew Calvin Chin Transportation Coordinator
Production Larry DeWaay Unit Production Manager
Crew Andrew Lipschultz Unit Publicist
Directing Jack Gallagher First Assistant Director
Directing Sioux Richards Script Supervisor
Editing Roger Tweten First Assistant Editor
Lighting Rob Doherty Electrician
Lighting Alphonse Blumenthal Gaffer
Lighting Todd Braden Lighting Technician
Production Jacqueline King Casting Associate
Production Jim Morris Executive In Charge Of Production
Production Michael J. Malone Location Manager
Production Cheryl A. Stone Production Accountant
Production Alecia LaRue Production Coordinator
Sound Jeffrey A. Williams Boom Operator
Sound Laura Perlman Music Editor
Sound Becky Mancuso-Winding Music Supervisor
Sound Jay Rifkin Scoring Mixer
Sound Frank E. Eulner Sound Effects Editor
Sound Dennis Leonard Sound Engineer
Sound Curt Frisk Sound Mixer
Sound Richard Hymns Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects Robert Finley Jr. Pyrotechnic Supervisor
Visual Effects Anne Calanchini Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Suella Kennedy Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Scott Farrar Visual Effects Supervisor
Writing Mark Moore Storyboard
Art Robert E. Knight Sign Painter
Crew Paul Huston Visual Effects Art Director
Crew W. Earl Brown Dialect Coach
Camera John S. Robertson Key Grip
Editing David Orr Color Timer
Sound Sara Bolder Dialogue Editor
Sound Michael Silvers Dialogue Editor
Art Gary Isbell Set Dresser
Directing Todd Hallowell Second Unit Director
Sound Sandina Bailo-Lape Foley Editor
Sound Vivien Hillgrove Gilliam ADR Editor
Sound Marilyn McCoppen ADR Editor
Sound Rob Fruchtman ADR Editor
Sound Diana Pellegrini Foley Editor
Sound Dennie Thorpe Foley Artist
Sound Mary Helen Leasman Foley Editor
Sound Marnie Moore Foley Artist
Sound Christopher Boyes Foley Recordist
Visual Effects Mark Sullivan Matte Painter
Costume & Make-Up Haleen K. Holt Costume Illustrator
Directing Jeff Okabayashi Second Second Assistant Director
Art Michael D. Gianneschi Construction Buyer
Art Walter J. Piers Swing
Art Wayne Fitzgerald Title Designer
Sound Ed Golya ADR Mixer
Crew William L. Allen Sr. Special Effects Technician
Visual Effects Martin Rosenberg Visual Effects Camera
Crew John Casino Stunt Double
Camera Mollie S. Mallinger Additional Second Assistant Camera
Camera Robert Hill Assistant Camera
Camera Bill Barr Best Boy Grip
Camera Chris Freres Dolly Grip
Camera Joe Carroll Second Assistant Camera
Editing Guy Barresi Assistant Editor
Editing Tom Rovak Colorist
Editing Louis Rivera Negative Cutter
Production Stephen Andrzejewski Assistant Location Manager
Production Betsy Horning Location Assistant
Sound Shirley Walker Conductor
Sound Celest Ray Music Coordinator
Production Louise C. Larson Assistant Production Coordinator
Lighting Dwight Campbell Chief Lighting Technician
Production Joan Philo Extras Casting Assistant
Production Scott Ross General Manager
Crew Eugene F. Crededio Generator Operator
Production Paul Andresen Production Assistant
Production Wileen Dragovan Production Secretary
Crew Reuben Goldberg Pyrotechnician
Visual Effects Tom Bertino Rotoscoping Artist
Crew William Cosgrove Technical Advisor