Ron Howard directs an all-star cast in this exciting action-thriller. Stephen McCaffrey (Kurt
Russell) and his younger brother Brian (William Baldwin) are two feuding siblings carrying on an
heroic family tradition in the Chicago fire department. Stephen is so relentlessly committed to
firefighting that he drives Brian out of active duty.
Assisting arson investigator Donald Rimgale (Robert De Niro), Brian becomes involved in a puzzling
series of arson attacks, each ignited by explosive phenomena know 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.
Co-starring Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca DeMornay and Donald
Sutherland, Backdraft shows you fire as you've never seen it before.