Rent Backdraft on DVD


1991 Rated R 2hr 15m

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.

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Movie Details

  • Top 100 Thrills nominee
1992 Academy Award®
  • Best Sound nominee
  • Best Visual Effects nominee
  • Best Sound Effects Editing nominee
Language and a scene of sensuality
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
Screen formats

Widescreen 2.35:1


Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Superb transfer, widescreen-only, no extras beyond some notes, and the most convincing sound editing you've ever heard in Dolby 5.1 surround. No trailer, though - and perhaps one day we'll get a version of this with commentary from Ron Howard and the special effects guys.