Backdraft

1991 R 2h 15m DVD

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Backdraft

1991 R 2h 15m DVD
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Veteran firefighter Stephen McCaffrey battles a string of deadly blazes in Chicago while his kid brother, Brian, helps an old-school arson investigator scrutinize the crimes. Soon, the brothers find themselves entangled in a lethal conspiracy.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 2.35:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there's a lot of CSI-type imagery here: charred, dead bodies and body parts pickled in jars. A burned body is imbedded in the windshield of a car, legs sticking straight out over the hood. Brian, Stephen, and the other firefighters face tremendous danger in burning buildings. A character dies in a fire. A fireman goes through a floor and nearly falls to his death. Another firefighter catches on fire and is severely burnt but survives. The film also depicts a couple's impending divorce. They sleep together one last time, confusing and hurting their son. There is some rear nudity (mostly male) and some sexual situations.

Sexual Content

Two couples have sex, though not explicitly on-screen. Some shots show rear male nakedness.

Violence

Stephen starts a fight after drinking. Lots of dead bodies; people catch on fire and nearly die.

Language

Fairly mild for the R rating.

Social Behavior

Though there's a lot of macho kidding, Brian learns the power of family and integrity.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some drinking, and Donald constantly smokes while investigating fires.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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