YMMV / Backdraft

  • Awesome Music: "The Show Goes On," complete with Training Montage as the engine company responds to incidents ranging from the silly (overturned chicken truck, with the firefighters gathering the stray chickens in their helmets) to the serious (car accident with injuries).
  • One-Scene Wonder: Donald Sutherland is probably in the movie for all of fifteen minutes, but man does he make it work for him! The creepiness factor is off the scale; this is a man that truly does want to watch the world burn.
  • Stunt Double: Partly averted; the end credits actually include the stars among the stunt team.
  • Tear Jerker: Stephen's death. "Who's your brother Brian"?