Plot – Daddy McCaffrey was a firefighter and he died in service. Now his son Stephen is the head of the great team 17, the most efficient one. His brother Brian tries this work too, but at the first opportunity he gets scared and ends up behind a desk, working for the inspector Rimgale. Between the two brothers there is rivalry, but a dangerous absconder arsonist is still free on Chicago’s streets.
All actors – Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Scott Glenn, Rebecca De Mornay, Jason Gedrick, J.T. Walsh, Anthony Mockus Sr., Cedric Young, Juan Ramírez, Kevin Casey, Jack McGee, Mark Wheeler, Richard Lexsee, Beep Iams, Ryan Goldstein, Robert Swan, Clint Howard, Ron West, Kevin Crowley, Carlos Sanz, Harry Hutchinson, David A.C. Saunders, Jane Jenkins, Tim Grimm, David Crosby, Mike Mangano, Rick Reardon, Leslie A. Ford, W. Earl Brown, Robert F. Byrnes, Kathryn Jaeck, David Westgor, James Ritz, Joe Guastaferro, Don Herion, Tony Mockus Jr., Gregory Widen, Andrew Lipschultz, Walter Williams, Bob Krzeminski, F. Pat Burns, Wanda Christine, Anthony C. Ellis Jr., Peter C. Hobert Jr., Zita Visockis, Razz Jenkins, Irma P. Hall, Nydia Rodriguez Terracina, Hollis Resnik, Don Rimgale, Dennis Liddiard, David Luckenbach, Neil J. Francis Jr., Andre Melchor, Karel King, Scott Baity, Gretchen Erickson, Joan Esposito, Bob Rice, Marcella DeTineo, Jane MacIver, Burton Stencel, Robert Martell, Tony G. Chrisos, Cay DeVos, Gregory Lundsgaard, Charles Burns Jr., Louise Woolf, Ian A. Nevers, Kelsey E. McMahon, Fidel Moreno, Zan Heber, Ilene Kwitny, Jane Alderman, Kevin Petersen, Thomas A. Senderak, Michael Allen Mark, John Duda, Jackie Moran, Larry Nazimek, David Saunders, Dan Tullis Jr., Linda Wylieshow all
“Backdraft” Quotes 9 quotes
“Some guys on this job, the fire owns them, makes 'em fight it on it's level, but the only way to truly kill it is to love it a little.”
“Jesus Christ! He's not going to sell you insurance, pick him up!”
“It's a living thing, Brian. It breathes, it eats, and it hates. The only way to beat it is to think like it. To know that this flame will spread this way across the door and up across the ceiling, not because of the physics of flammable liquids, but because it wants to.”
“- Donald Rimgale: What about the world, Ronald? What would you like to do to the whole world?
- Ronald Bartel: Burn it all.
- Donald Rimgale: See you next year, Ronald.”
“- Tim Krizminski: How are we supposed to know if the floor is on fire in one of these?
- Steven McCaffrey: When the doors open, if it's hot, don't get out.”
“The funny thing about firemen is... night and day they are always firemen.”