DVD - 1998
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Stephen McCaffrey and his younger brother Brian are two feuding siblings carrying on an heroic family tradition in the Chicago fire department. Stephen is so relentless that he drives Brian out of firefighting and into arson investigation. Assisting arson investigator Donald Rimgale, Brian becomes involved in a puzzling series of arson attacks, each ignited by explosive phenomena known as backdrafts. Before the smoke clears, love affairs are rekindled and lives are shattered as the McCaffrey brothers fight to resolve their differences and solve the mystery.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Home Video, 1998
ISBN: 9780783223605
Branch Call Number: BAC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col., 4 3/4 in


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Apr 08, 2019

The "Citizen Kane" of brother firefighting movies. William Baldwin has never been better.

Sep 30, 2017

I was very disappointed in this movie. It was a rivalry between two brothers, lots of special effects and most disappointing of all so many of the firefighters smoked. The real life firemen I have known, hate smoking because it is the cause of so many fires. In this movie the smoke is still thick and they are lighting up a cigarette. That was just one of many things I did not like. I just couldn't get into this movie at all.

Aug 08, 2017

I forgot how great this movie is. A bit of everything comedy, drama, tears, romance, and most of a mystery. Good on Ron Howard for coming up with new scripts that are interesting.

BookReviewer2015 Aug 17, 2014

An action packed thriller!

This movie has it all:

-Great actors
-A cat and mouse game to catch a deadly arsonist
-The maze of municipal politics, graft, and corruption
-A love story!
-A man's struggle to find his place in the world.
-Sibling rivalry in a very incendiary environment....
-And an excellent and inspiring music track by Bruce Hornsby!

aaa5756 Aug 05, 2011


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