The commercial success of films like AIRPLANE!, THE NAKED GUN, and HOT SHOTS! inspired a series of slapstick, absurd comedies that parody hit films. BACKFIRE!, which mimics the fire-fighting epic BACKDRAFT, is a mediocre example of the genre.
As a young boy, Jeremy Jackson accidentally causes his mother to die in a fire-fighting accident. Many years later, Jeremy (Josh Mosby) has grown up and is determined to become a "firewoman," just like his mom. He goes to fire-fighting school and joins the force. Though Jeremy is a klutz and a
fool, the firewomen, led by his older sister Sarah (Mary McCormack), grow to like him.
His ex-girlfriend Jessica (Kathy Ireland)...