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Fireproof (2008)

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In an attempt to save his marriage, a firefighter uses a 40-day experiment known as "The Love Dare."

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Alex Kendrick

Writers:

Alex Kendrick (story and screenplay), Stephen Kendrick (story and screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kirk Cameron ... Caleb Holt
Erin Bethea ... Catherine Holt
Ken Bevel ... Michael Simmons
Stephen Dervan Stephen Dervan ... Wayne Floyd
Eric Young Eric Young ... Terrell Sanders
Jason McLeod Jason McLeod ... Eric Harmon
Harris Malcom Harris Malcom ... John Holt
Phyllis Malcom Phyllis Malcom ... Cheryl Holt
Perry Revell Perry Revell ... Gavin Keller
Stephanie Makulinski Stephanie Makulinski ... Robin Cates
Renata Williams Renata Williams ... Latasha Brown
Dwan Williams Dwan Williams ... Deidra Harris
Amberly Marquard Amberly Marquard ... Ashley Phillips
Joy Joiner Joy Joiner ... Young Catherine's Mom
Danielle Brooks Danielle Brooks ... Young Catherine (voice)
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Storyline

In Albany, the marriage of Caleb and Catherine Holt is in crisis and they decide to divorce. However, Caleb's father, John, proposes that his son delays their separation process for forty days and follow a procedure called "The Love Dare" to make them love each other again. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Never Leave Your Partner Behind.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material and some peril | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A prueba de fuego See more »

Filming Locations:

Albany, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,836,036, 28 September 2008

Gross USA:

$33,456,317

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,473,297
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In a deleted scene, when Caleb is giving Tyrell advice on marriage, he tells him "I'd be an atheist too, if it wasn't for God". Kirk Cameron was in fact an atheist until he was 17. See more »

Goofs

When Michael tells Caleb that Catherine is in the fire truck bay, he is wearing a shirt with pointed pocket flaps. Once Caleb arrives to the fire truck bay, he is wearing a shirt with straight pocket flaps. See more »

Quotes

John Holt: Caleb, is there anything in you that wants to save your marriage?
Caleb Holt: Maybe. If Catherine wanted to. But she doesn't. She wants divorce.
John Holt: Is that what you want?
Caleb Holt: I want peace. But what difference does it make? She signs the papers, dad, it's all over.
John Holt: Have you agreed to start the process with her?
Caleb Holt: No, but I think we both understand where this is all headed. I've got plans to meet with my lawyer tomorrow.
John Holt: Caleb, I want you to do something for me.
Caleb Holt: What?
John Holt: I want you to hold off on the divorce for 40 days...
Caleb Holt:
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits, a Biblical verse is shown: "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8) See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: A Little Piece of Heaven (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Help Me Love
Written by Randy Crawford & Jeff Savage
Performed by Webster County
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Better than I expected
28 September 2008 | by smachalkSee all my reviews

First of all, let me say that I am a Christian. However, I am also a movie nut. I don't go to the theater often. We have a home theater and I would much rather watch a movie at home than go out. My wife wanted to see this one in the theater. We were also being urged to support this movie by our church.

So, like I normally do, I went to IMDb and saw that after 95 or so ratings, it had a 3.6. Hmmm, not very good. I was worried but I agreed to go anyway. Besides, a movie like this is going to draw extremists on both sides and 95 isn't really a good sample size.

I was pleasantly surprised. Now, I don't see any Acadamy Awards upcoming, but the movie was done really well. I think this group has really improved since "Facing the Giants" (which was pretty good but not as good a Fireproof). The big thing I noticed is that there wasn't any sappy Christian dialog. OK, this is a Christian movie and it has a message (just like any other movie) but some of the other Christian movies I've seen have some horrible dialog. Not so here.

The plot was really good with nice character development. I thought the acting was decent too. Now there are times where you can tell this isn't a big dollar Hollywood production, but it didn't really detract from the film too much.

I won't put any spoilers in the movie but I will say that there wasn't a dry eye in the house when we got out.

So, I gave this movie a 7/10. I can tell you that we will probably buy this one on DVD. I'm really looking forward to more great work from this crew.


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