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Backdraft (film)

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Directed byRon Howard
Produced byRichard B. Lewis
John Watson
Pen Densham
Written byGregory Widen
StarringKurt Russell
William Baldwin
Scott Glenn
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Rebecca De Mornay
Donald Sutherland
Robert De Niro
Music byHans Zimmer
CinematographyMikael Salomon
Editing byDaniel P. Hanley
Mike Hill
StudioImagine Films Entertainment
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release dateMay 24, 1991
Running time132 minutes

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'Backdraft' is a 1991 American action thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen. The film stars Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro and Scott Glenn. Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Jason Gedrick, Brian Jaramillo and J. T. Walsh co-star in the film. The story is about firefighters in Chicago on the trail of a serial arsonist who sets fires with a fictional chemical substance, trychtichlorate.

The film received three Academy Award nominations (Sound Effects Editing, Visual Effects and Best Sound). It also received two nominations at the first annual MTV Movie Awards.

The film grossed $77,868,585 in its domestic run and $74,500,000 from foreign markets, making it the highest grossing film ever made about firefighters. Its total worldwide gross is $152,368,585.

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