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Backdraft (1991)

R
137 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two Chicago firefighter brothers, who don't get along, have to work together while a dangerous arsonist is on the loose.
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Daniel P. Hanley (as Daniel Hanley) | Mike Hill (as Michael Hill)
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$ 40,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 12,686,200
Gross (USA)
$ 77,868,585
Gross (World)
$ 152,368,585
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May 24, 1991 (United States)

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Rebecca De Mornay
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Jason Gedrick
Tim Krizminski Tim Krizminski   See fewer
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Washington Washington   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 64,780 votes