Backdraft

Synopsis: A rookie firefighter tries to earn the respect of his older brother and other firefighters while taking part in an investigation of a string of arson/murders. This detailed look into the duties and private lives of firemen naturally features widespread pyrotechnics and special effects.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Ron Howard
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.7
Metacritic:
38
Rotten Tomatoes:
74%
R
Year:
1991
137 min
84 Views

[Brian] Leave me alone, will ya? You think you're so smart.

[Stephen] Would you stay still already?

[Stephen] What a geek!

- I'm not a geek!

- You're doing it wrong!

- Shut up!

- You're doing it wrong.

- It doesn't go like that.

- Who asked you?

- Who's your brother?

- You are, Stevie!

You do it like this, it'll open up in a fire,

you'll get burned and die.

[Fire Bell]

Let's go!

What d'you got, Adcox, a big deal?

Medium deal, Captain.

Hey, Brian, want to come along?

- Dad...

- Stephen, you've come a dozen times.

Give your brother a chance. What d'you say?

We'll be back in a minute. How about it?

- Sure!

- Come on!

- Pull the cord, Brian!

- [Horn Blast]

[Siren]

- Give it a yank, a good pull.

- [Horn Blast]

You've gotta get these cars outta the way.

- Give it another yank!

- [Horn Blast]

[Horn Blast]

[Horn Blast]

Well, there it is, right over there. See it?

Okay.

You stay near the truck now.

That doesn't look too bad.

Drop two lines and hold the squad.

Everything I own in the whole world is up there.

All my stuff's up there!

Adcox! Ladder up!

Hey, that's your old man up there, Brian.

Nice grab, Captain!

Take it easy. You'll be okay.

We got it! Come on.

Dad!

Hold on, Adcox. Is that a gas line?

- [Scream]

- Dad!

Hey, Brian! Brian McCaffrey, got some I.D.?

Hey, Willie! I'll give you I.D.!

- The littlest McCaffrey!

- How you doin'?

Hot off the presses, boys! Station assignments!

Hey, McCaffrey! Station assignments!

Why don't you hold onto that for me, huh?

Something wrong with my eyesight?

You really trying this fireman thing again?

- Quitting once wasn't good enough?

- It's in the blood.

- Is that right?

- Willie, you owe me a brew!

Hold on! I'm talking to the fire chief!

Let's look and see what else was in your blood.

I always looked forward to getting these.

- You hold onto those, huh?

- Whoa! I got station 17!

"Aspen Snowmobile Tours. Brian McCaffrey, Sales."

It didn't offer the growth and challenge that I needed.

Uh-huh.

"Cattle Drive Mobile Log Cabins."

- That was in your blood six months?

- The coffee sucked.

"Brian's Sound Spectrum, Direct Hi-end Stereo Sales."

This is your own company. This was a big step, huh?

I was ahead of my time, Willie.

McCaffrey!

What's the matter with you? Aren't you even curious?

Engine 115, right?

How'd you know, you prick? These are supposed to be sealed.

Lucky guess.

And a case of Scotch to the captain at station assignments.

You crooked son-of-a-bitch!

[Alarm Chirp]

[Horn Blast]

[Sirens]

Make us proud, guys!

McCaffrey, that's my cousin's company.

Come on!

[Speaking Lithuanian]

Calm down, Mrs. Vaitkus.

[Speaking Lithuanian]

Mrs. Vaitkus, please, calm down.

[Speaking Lithuanian]

McCaffrey, I think it's a box, or a 211, at least.

- Just give me one minute.

- Hurry, we can't miss this one!

- Hey.

- Hi, Jen.

- I see your grandma's still--

- Yeah, she still hates you.

- You look great.

- Thanks, how long you been in town?

Four months.

- Oh, really.

- But I, uh...

I've been really busy at the academy.

I graduated today.

I can see that.

So what have you been up to?

Well, uh... I work at city hall, actually.

No kidding? That's great!

So... I don't know what--

Maybe you and I could... could get together for a beer.

A beer?

Beer... that's--

It's funny. You're acting like I just saw you last week.

When I haven't seen you in what... six years?

You son-of-a-bitch!

Don't want ya overheatin', Brian!

I'll give you overheatin'!

Easy, man. I don't have time for this bullshit.

Well, you've certainly matured.

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