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Backfire! (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 20 January 1995 (USA)
Just as Jeremy Jackson attempts to become the first male firewoman in New York, fires begin mysteriously erupting from toilets all over the City and Fire Marshal Marc Marshall is called in ... See full summary »

Director:

A. Dean Bell

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A. Dean Bell (story), J. Christian Ingvordsen (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Mosby Josh Mosby ... Jeremy Jackson
Robert Mitchum ... Marshal Marc Marshall
Kathy Ireland ... Jessica Luvintryst
Telly Savalas ... Most Evil Man
Shelley Winters ... The Good Lieutenant
Mary McCormack ... Sarah Jackson
J. Christian Ingvordsen ... Tom Tobias (Ted Levis)
Jeffrey Howard Jeffrey Howard ... Coroner / Genie Voice
Michele Miller Michele Miller ... Katie
Marissa Copeland Marissa Copeland ... Angela
Tracy Douglas ... Colleen (as Tracy Douglass)
Laine Valentino Laine Valentino ... Herzoner the Mayor
Edie Falco ... Mom
Jody O'Neil Jody O'Neil ... Dispatcher
John Weiner ... ENG Cameraman
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Storyline

Just as Jeremy Jackson attempts to become the first male firewoman in New York, fires begin mysteriously erupting from toilets all over the City and Fire Marshal Marc Marshall is called in to investigate. From the start, Jeremy is heckled and sexually harassed by his tough as nails female cohorts including his instructor, the hard-boiled Lt. Shithouse. Jessica Luvintryst, Jeremy's old flame and the Mayor's very personal assistant, rekindles the fire in his eyes and between his thighs. Jeremy discovers trace jet fuel at the fire sites and soon becomes hot on the trail of The Most Evil Man and his diabolical scheme. In the tradition of Naked Gun, Backfire spoofs Backdraft. Written by Anonymous

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Hold on to your hoses! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and crude humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Firehouse: The 2nd Alarm See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Telly Savalas's final film. See more »

Crazy Credits

No mimes were injured in the making of this motion picture. Furs were not worn. All catering was strictly vegetarian. Filmed entirely in a non-smoking area. All females were referred to as "women". White males were considered suspect and made to feel guilty. Condoms were worn at all times. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Backdraft (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Written by Jerome Kern and Otto A. Harbach
Published by Polygram International Publishing, Inc.
Performed by The Platters
Licensed From The San Juan Music Group
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Don't waste your time!
10 January 2007 | by abrahamyuenSee all my reviews

I very wonder why some familiar stars have participated this lousy film. It is really a time waster!

Frankly I could not watch the film from the beginning to the end, but probably three-fourth. I think the problems of the film was mainly the director and the script writer could not develop the story from the theme--a man try to become a fireman in the world where only women can do. In spite of the story theme was odd, it could be developed in a very interesting way as long as the director can rationalise the story and made the gags in proper order. And if he could have managed the scenes presented in coherent manner.

Some scenes that should be aimed to make people laugh indeed worked controversially. For example, a group of people walked out form the limo should be a poor replicate from other film (the name I have forgotten). 'Copying' is not necessary bad but in this film, the director could not make the copying or mimicking with a new touch . I feel very sorry for the investors.


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