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FILM I MASCULINITY

‘Backdraft’ is Old-Fashioned Masculinity

Ron Howard’s 1991 action drama about firefighters still appeals to men.

Photo: Universal Pictures

There are so many stories in Ron Howard’s 1991 movie, Backdraft. There is the main one about two brothers who follow their late dad’s footsteps to become a ballsy firefighter. There is the story of the Engine 17 Chicago…

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