Backdraft

Question: Can someone please tell me the name of the red headed actor who was the captain or lieutenant on the ladder truck 46 that rolled on the side? He always had a coffee cup in his hand.

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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Continuity mistake: When the firefighters go to the house of the first backdraft "victim" you see that he has gone through the windshield of his car. But when we saw him opening his front door and getting hurled away from the house he didn't land anyway near the car.

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