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  • Backdraft (1991)
  • R
    137 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Backdraft (1991)
R
137 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Two feuding siblings carrying on a heroic family tradition as Chicago firefighters. But when a puzzling series of arson attacks is reported, they are forced to set aside their differences to solve the mystery surrounding these crimes.
Director
Writer
Gregory Widen (written by)
Producers
Pen Densham | Richard Barton Lewis (as Richard B. Lewis) | John Watson
Composer
Cinematographer
Editors
Daniel P. Hanley (as Daniel Hanley) | Mike Hill (as Michael Hill)
Casting Directors
Production Designer
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Release date
May 24, 1991 (United States)

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96 cast members
Name Known for
Kurt Russell
Stephen McCaffrey Stephen McCaffrey   See fewer
William Baldwin
Brian McCaffrey Brian McCaffrey   See fewer
Robert De Niro
Donald Rimgale Donald Rimgale   See fewer
Donald Sutherland
Ronald Bartel Ronald Bartel   See fewer
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Vaitkus Jennifer Vaitkus   See fewer
Scott Glenn
John Adcox John Adcox   See fewer
Rebecca De Mornay
Helen McCaffrey Helen McCaffrey   See fewer
Jason Gedrick
Tim Krizminski Tim Krizminski   See fewer
J.T. Walsh
Martin Swayzak Martin Swayzak   See fewer
Tony Mockus Sr.
Chief John Fitzgerald Chief John Fitzgerald   See fewer
Cedric Young
Grindle Grindle   See fewer
Juan Ramírez
Ray Santos Ray Santos   See fewer
Kevin Casey
Nightengale Nightengale   See fewer
Jack McGee
Schmidt Schmidt   See fewer
Mark Wheeler
Pengelly Pengelly   See fewer
Richard Lexsee
Washington Washington   See fewer
Beep Iams
Sean McCaffrey Sean McCaffrey   See fewer
Ryan Todd
Brian Age 7 Brian Age 7   See fewer
John Duda
Stephen Age 12 Stephen Age 12   See fewer
Robert Swan
Willy - Bartender Willy - Bartender   See fewer
Ron West
Alan Seagrave Alan Seagrave   See fewer
Kevin Crowley
Candidate Candidate   See fewer
Carlos Sanz
Candidate Candidate   See fewer
Harry Hutchinson
Candidate Candidate   See fewer
David A.C. Saunders
Candidate Candidate   See fewer
Jane Jenkins
Woman Psychiatrist Woman Psychiatrist   See fewer
Tim Grimm
Man at Parole Board Man at Parole Board   See fewer
David Crosby
70's Hippie 70's Hippie   See fewer
Mike Mangano
Firetruck Driver Firetruck Driver   See fewer
Rick Reardon
Paramedic Paramedic   See fewer
Leslie A. Ford
Paramedic Paramedic   See fewer
W. Earl Brown
Paramedic Paramedic   See fewer
Robert F. Byrnes
Paramedic (as Robert F. Byrnes Jr.) Paramedic (as Robert F. Byrnes Jr.)   See fewer
Kathryn Jaeck
Mannequin Fire Reporter Mannequin Fire Reporter   See fewer
David Westgor
Mannequin Fire Reporter Mannequin Fire Reporter   See fewer
James Ritz
Mannequin Fire Reporter Mannequin Fire Reporter   See fewer
Joe Guastaferro
Donald Cosgrove Donald Cosgrove   See fewer
Don Herion
Repairman Repairman   See fewer
Tony Mockus Jr.
Jackson Jackson   See fewer
Gregory Widen
Engine Lieutenant Engine Lieutenant   See fewer
Andrew Lipschultz
Man on Party Boat Man on Party Boat   See fewer
Walter Williams
Security Guard Security Guard   See fewer
Bob Krzeminski
Captain Captain   See fewer
F. Pat Burns
Battalion Chief at Tenement Fire Battalion Chief at Tenement Fire   See fewer
Wanda Christine
Mother at Tenement Fire (as WandaChristine) Mother at Tenement Fire (as WandaChristine)   See fewer
Anthony C. Ellis Jr.
Gasping Child at Tenement Fire Gasping Child at Tenement Fire   See fewer
Zita Visockis
Grandma Vaitkus Grandma Vaitkus   See fewer
Razz Jenkins
Photographer on Boat Party Photographer on Boat Party   See fewer
Don Rimgale
Party Crony Party Crony   See fewer
Dennis Liddiard
Party Brawler Party Brawler   See fewer
David Luckenbach
Security Officer Security Officer   See fewer
Karel King
Swayzak Aide Swayzak Aide   See fewer
Scott Baity
Swayzak Aide Swayzak Aide   See fewer
Gretchen Erickson
Bar Patron Bar Patron   See fewer
Joan Esposito
Television Reporter Television Reporter   See fewer
Bob Rice
Detective Detective   See fewer
Jane MacIver
Retirement Party Schmoozer Retirement Party Schmoozer   See fewer
Burton Stencel
Retirement Party Schmoozer Retirement Party Schmoozer   See fewer
Robert Martell
Retirement Party Roaster Retirement Party Roaster   See fewer
Tony G. Chrisos
Politico Politico   See fewer
Cay DeVos
Politico Politico   See fewer
Gregory Lundsgaard
High Rise Fireman High Rise Fireman   See fewer
Charles Burns Jr.
Battalion Chief at Mannequin Fire Battalion Chief at Mannequin Fire   See fewer
Louise Woolf
Falling Chair Lady Falling Chair Lady   See fewer
Ian A. Nevers
Nervous Probie Nervous Probie   See fewer
Kelsey E. McMahon
Child Rescued at 70's Fire Child Rescued at 70's Fire   See fewer
Fidel Moreno
70's Onlooker 70's Onlooker   See fewer
Zan Heber
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Ilene Kwitny
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
Jane Alderman
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
The Pipes and Drums of the Emerald Society
Bagpipe Group at Funeral Bagpipe Group at Funeral   See fewer
The Drovers
Retirement Party Band Retirement Party Band   See fewer
Steve Bernstein
News Cameraman (uncredited) News Cameraman (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Clark
Retirement Party Schmoozer (uncredited) Retirement Party Schmoozer (uncredited)   See fewer
Mell Flynn
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
Jock Hedblade
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
Earl Hundt
Party Guest (uncredited) Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
Karen Jensen-Clark
Woman in Crowd (uncredited) Woman in Crowd (uncredited)   See fewer
Jackie Moran
Musician (uncredited) Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
Larry Nazimek
Police Officer (uncredited) Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
William Rossman
Firefighter (uncredited) Firefighter (uncredited)   See fewer
David Saunders
Candidate (uncredited) Candidate (uncredited)   See fewer
Dan Tullis Jr.
Engine 17 Firefighter (uncredited) Engine 17 Firefighter (uncredited)   See fewer
D. Danny Warhol
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
Linda Wylie
Photographer (uncredited) Photographer (uncredited)   See fewer
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