Backfire! 27 years old

A Bonfire of the Insanities

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.


Backfire! Cast

Name Character
Shelley Winters She was 74, 85 years old when she died as The Good Lieutenant
Telly Savalas He was 72, 72 years old when he died as Most Evil Man
Robert Mitchum He was 77, 79 years old when he died as Marshal Marc Marshall
Mary McCormack She was 25, now 53 years old as Sarah Jackson
Kathy Ireland She was 31, now 59 years old as Jessica Luvintryst
Josh Mosby as Jeremy Jackson

Backfire! Crew

Name Department
A. Dean Bell as Director. He was 94 (now 121) years old Directing
Backfire! poster
Backfire! (27 years)

A Bonfire of the Insanities

  • Release day: Friday, January 20, 1995
  • Runtime: 93 minutes