Backdraft, 1991 - drama thriller film directed by Ron Howard & written by Gregory Widen. The film stars Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Donald Sutherland, Robert De Niro, Jason Gedrick & J. T. Walsh. It is about the firefighters in Chicago on the trail of a serial arsonist who sets fires with a fictional chemical substance, trychtichlorate. The film received 3 Academy Award nominations.
Backdraft (1991) - Kurt Russell, William Baldwin & Robert De Niro - 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.
The Princess got chatting to Kurt at the royal premiere of his film Backdraft in London in 1991 (pictured) and apparently confided in him that she was struggling with constant attention from the paparazzi
Ron Howard's “Backdraft” is a movie half in love with fire, a film like “Fahrenheit 451” that finds something seductive in tendrils of smoke and boiling cauldrons of flame. Never before in the movies have I seen fire portrayed by such convincing, encompassing special effects. Unfortunately, they are at the service of an unworthy plot.
Hans Zimmer has composed music for over 100 films, including award winning film scores for The Lion King, Crimson Tide, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Dark Knight and Inception. My favorites are Pirates of the Carribean and Backdraft. Also Rain Man.