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Backdraft - Kurt Russell, Fire Proof?
This perhaps the most memorable scene in the movie. Kurt Russell emerges from an apartment that is completely engulfed in flames with a small child in his arms. However it doesn't take a fire fighter to realize that he should have been on his hands and knees getting out of there. Temperatures in a room that has already flashed over and completely engulfed in flames could reach several hundred degrees just feet off of the floor. And Our hero kurt just struts out with no breathing apparatus and his coat isn't even buttoned. If that were for real, kurt would have come out of that apartment with his head a flaming piece of charcoal. Not very realistic for the most memorable moment in the film.
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Panzergrenadier18 writes:
I agree, I could understand the whole rescue with no attack line supporting him and Brian and no breathing apparatus thing since my dad never,ever wore his and made several rescues without a hose line with him. But the whole rushing into a room that had flashed over was ridiculous. He would have 2nd-3rd degree burns and not to mention his lungs would have been burned severly.
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Skalene writes:
I agree completely, but this is hardly the only place this sort of thing happens in the movie. There were so many impossible scenes in which his ears should have been burned off (not to mention his nose, and his eyebrows aren't even singed) that a few minutes into the movie our entire family was laughing hysterically. Lets not even get into the smokeless fires, and improperly set up backdrafts, which, I have been told by my dad, look like the entire house is inhaling and exhaling smoke through every crack. I could catalog the entire movie, but I don't think I could sit through it again. Despite all this and the fact that all the guys on our fire dept hate the movie, they still have the poster hanging up in the house because "it's cool".
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