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A rookie firefighter tries to earn the respect of his older brother and other firefighters while taking part in an investigation of a string of arson/murders. This detailed look into the duties and private lives of firemen naturally features widespread pyrotechnics and special effects.

Director: Ron Howard
Writer: Gregory Widen
Production: Imagine Entertainment, Trilogy Entertainment Group, Universal Pictures
Year: 1991
MetaScore: 38/100
ImdbRating: 6.7
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 24 May 1991
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 win & 8 nominations.

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34 Clips & Quotes


Stephen McCaffrey - Kurt Russell
Brian McCaffrey - William Baldwin
Donald Rimgale - Robert De Niro
Ronald Bartel - Donald Sutherland
Jennifer Vaitkus - Jennifer Jason Leigh
John Adcox - Scott Glenn
Helen McCaffrey - Rebecca De Mornay
Tim Krizminski - Jason Gedrick
Marty Swayzak - J.T. Walsh
Chief John Fitzgerald (as Tony Mockus Sr.) - Anthony Mockus Sr.
Grindle - Cedric Young
Ray Santos - Juan Ramírez
Nightingale - Kevin Casey
Schmidt - Jack McGee
Pengelly - Mark Wheeler
Washington - Richard Lexsee
Sean McCaffrey - Beep Iams
Brian - Age 7 - Ryan Todd
Stephen - Age 12 - John Duda
Willy - Bartender - Robert Swan
Ricco - Clint Howard
Alan Seagrave - Ron West
Candidate - Kevin Crowley
Candidate - Carlos Sanz
Candidate - Harry Hutchinson
Woman Psychiatrist - Jane Jenkins
Man at Parole Board - Tim Grimm
'70s Hippie - David Crosby
Firetruck Driver - Mike Mangano
Paramedic - Rick Reardon
Paramedic - Leslie A. Ford
Paramedic - W. Earl Brown
Paramedic (as Robert F. Byrnes Jr.) - Robert F. Byrnes
Mannequin Fire Reporter - Kathryn Jaeck
Mannequin Fire Reporter - David Westgor
Mannequin Fire Reporter - James Ritz
Donald Cosgrove - Backdraft Victim - Joe Guastaferro
Repairman - Don Herion
Jackson - Tony Mockus Jr.
Engine Lieutenant - Gregory Widen
Man on Party Boat - Andrew Lipschultz
Security Guard - Walter Williams
Captain - Bob Krzeminski
Battalion Chief at Tenement Fire - F. Pat Burns
Mother at Tenement Fire (as WandaChristine) - Wanda Christine
Gasping Child at Tenement Fire - Anthony C. Ellis Jr.
Grandma Vaitkus - Zita Visockis
Photographer on Boat Party - Razz Jenkins
Nurse - Irma P. Hall
Party Crony - Don Rimgale
Party Brawler - Dennis Liddiard
Security Officer - David Luckenbach
Cop #2 - Andre Melchor
Swayzak Aide - Karel King
Swayzak Aide - Scott Baity
Bar Patron - Gretchen Erickson
Television Reporter - Joan Esposito
Detective - Bob Rice
Retirement Party Schmoozer - Jane MacIver
Retirement Party Schmoozer - Burton Stencel
Retirement Party Roaster - Robert Martell
Politico - Tony G. Chrisos
Politico - Cay DeVos
High-Rise Fireman - Gregory Lundsgaard
Battalion Chief at Mannequin Fire - Charles Burns Jr.
Falling Chair Lady - Louise Woolf
Nervous Probie - Ian A. Nevers
Child Rescued at '70's Fire - Kelsey E. McMahon
'70's Onlooker - Fidel Moreno
Reporter - Zan Heber
Reporter - Ilene Kwitny
Reporter - Jane Alderman
News Cameraman - Steve Bernstein
Bartender - Mell Flynn
Reporter - Jock Hedblade
Party Guest - Earl Hundt
Woman in Crowd - Karen Jensen-Clark
Musician - Jackie Moran
Police Officer - Larry Nazimek
Firefighter - William Rossman
Candidate - David Saunders
Engine 17 Firefighter - Dan Tullis Jr.
Train Passenger - D. Danny Warhol
Photographer - Linda Wylie