Backdraft

Someone is starting fires that result in a backdraft that is devestating to the victims as well as dangerous and deadly to the firefighters fighting the fires.

As the plot unfolds it becomes more apparent that it is a firefighter who is starting them.

Two brothers, both the sons of a fireman who died a hero while in service, one an investigator investigating the fires, the other and outspoken and well respected fireman must face up as it becomes more obvious that it is the older brother, the firefighter who could be responsible...

But is it?

Continuity mistake: When the fire truck swerves out of the way to keep from hitting a car, and tips over onto its side, we see it precariously balanced on two wheels. When they show a shot of the inside of the fire truck, we see that the fire truck is scraping against the ground. The side scraping against the ground is the driver's side, while the truck rolled onto the passenger side. Then in the next shot we see the fire truck still balanced on two wheels and then it tips and falls onto its side.

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Firefighter Brian McCaffrey: You see that glow flashing in the corner of your eye? That's your career dissipation light. It just went into high gear.

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Question: Can someone please tell me why Kurt Russell is playing his own father in the flashback scenes. I just don't understand why.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Why not? There's no reason why an actor couldn't play his own father at the same age - indeed, it can serve to emphasise a family resemblence between father and son. It can also serve as a swift way of letting the audience know that this is the father, rather than having a different actor come in and have to have the relationship established through dialogue.

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