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Backdraft II (2019)

Backdraft 2 (original title)
R | | Action, Crime, Drama | Video 14 May 2019
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The sequel to the 1991 hit, follows an investigator with the Chicago F.D., who has to track down an arms dealer who use deadly fires as a distraction.


Gregory Widen (based on characters created by)





Credited cast:
Joe Anderson ... Sean McCaffrey
Donald Sutherland ... Ronald Bartel
William Baldwin ... Brian McCaffrey
Alastair Mackenzie ... Captain White
Emily Barber ... PR Flak
Alisha Bailey ... Maggie Rening
Mark Arnold ... Fire Chief Soto
Patrick Walshe McBride ... Dylan
Ross O'Hennessy ... Jack
Dominic Mafham ... Kuntz
Jessamine-Bliss Bell Jessamine-Bliss Bell ... Jenny
Cristina Flutur ... Mother
Cyril Nri Cyril Nri ... Ricket
Adam J. Bernard ... Lieutenant Walker
Sia Alipour ... Spark


The sequel to the 1991 hit, follows an investigator with the Chicago F.D., who has to track down an arms dealer who use deadly fires as a distraction.

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Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »






Release Date:

14 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Backdraft II See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


William Baldwin and Donald Sutherland are the only actors to reprise their roles from the original Backdraft. See more »


Maggie Rening: Who's this?
Sean McCaffrey: This is Ronald Bartel, the deadliest arsonist in the city since Mrs. O'Leary's cow.
Ronald Bartel: Moo!
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Not Great But I've Seen Worse
15 May 2019 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Haven't seen the original 1991 film, but from what I've read this one does not compare well with it. Some of the actors, such as Donald Sutherland and William Baldwin, do return here.

Joe Anderson stars as Sean McCaffrey, the hard-boiled, loner, and dedicated arson investigator, whose father (Kurt Russell) was the lead actor in the 1991 movie. He will be reluctantly partnered with the young Maggie Rening (Alisha Bailey).

Together, they will investigate a blast at a townhouse on Halloween night that killed 5 youngsters. Although the politicians want the case to be closed as an accident, Sean and Maggie will quickly realize that the explosion was meant to happen. Their investigation will lead them to a possible case of nefarious international arms sales.

Look for scientific jargon that will make your head spin, some plot elements that are ridiculous but some good action scenes as well. and some brief but gruesome scenes of charred human bodies. Also, look for a terrific performance by Sutherland, who has a rather small but important role as a deranged and jailed arsonist.

All in all, this is not a great film but, in my opinion, it's watchable and I certainly have seen worse movies.

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