The 1991 thriller and drama titled "Backdraft" features both William Baldwin and Kurt Russell. These two guys are Chicago firefighting brothers. Kurt Russell plays Lieutenant Stephen "Bull" McCaffrey and William Baldwin is Probationary Firefighter Brian McCaffrey. They are brothers who have been rivals since childhood. Brian, struggling to prove himself, will transfer to the arson unit. There he aids Don (Robert De Niro) in his investigation into a spate of fires involving oxygen-induced infernos called backdrafts. When a conspiracy implicating a crooked politician and an arsonist leads Brian back to Stephen (Bull), he is forced to overcome his brotherly feelings and competitiveness in order to crack the case.

"Backdraft" is a film that was directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen. It was produced by Richard B. Lewis, John Watson, Pen Densham, and Brian Grazer. The film predominant stars are: Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Donald Sutherland, Robert De Niro, Jason Gedrick, and J. T. Walsh. This film was edited by Daniel P. Hanley and Mike Hil. Film distribution was provided by Universal Pictures.

"Backdraft" grossed $77.9 million domestically and $74.5 million in foreign markets, for a total gross of $152.4 million US dollars. The film received three Academy Award nominations; it didn't win.

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