MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 11,559 this week

Backfire (1964)
"Échappement libre" (original title)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 121 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

, (dialogue), 6 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2385 titles
created 17 Aug 2011
 
Vus
a list of 1593 titles
created 30 Mar 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 11 May 2012
 
a list of 250 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 37 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Backfire" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Backfire (1964)

Backfire (1964) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Backfire.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

(1961) Jean Paul Belmondo, Christine Kaufman. In this fine thriller, JP's friend ends up in prison. JP then tracks down the man responsible.

Director: Jean Becker
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Christine Kaufmann, Pierre Vaneck
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Doctor Popaul doesn't trust beautiful women: he says he prefers "moral beauty". Among colleagues he makes a bet who manages to sleep with the most ugly woman during the next year - and wins... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Mia Farrow, Laura Antonelli
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A down on his luck French ex-paratrooper turned amateur boxer takes a job as a private secretary and bodyguard for a corrupt French banker who is on the run from French authorities.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Vanel, Michèle Mercier
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

It's the spring of 1944 and Therese is in a hurry to get back to Paris. The trains aren't running from the village where she has gone to visit her father's grave and to fill two suitcases ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément
Stars: Simone Signoret, Stuart Whitman, Geneviève Page
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
David Ladislas
...
Olga Celan
Enrico Maria Salerno ...
Mario
Renate Ewert ...
The Countess with Mario
...
Van Houde
...
Grenner
Diana Lorys ...
Rosetta
...
Commissioner of Beirut harbor
Michel Beaune ...
Daniel
Roberto Camardiel ...
Stefanidès
Xan das Bolas ...
Guard of the boat parking (as Xan Das Bolas)
Petar Martinovitch ...
Otto
Carmen de Lirio ...
1st girl in bed with Mario
Fernando Sancho ...
Ilmaz
Margarita Gil
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | |

Language:

Release Date:

4 September 1964 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Backfire  »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 11,799,296 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Belmondo makes off with gold hidden in a car, while trying to handle the ambiguous Seberg
9 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jean-Paul Belmondo is a smuggler who is smuggling diamonds for Wolfgang Preiss. His cover story is that he and his partner are journalists. Preiss switches to the smuggling of gold hidden in an automobile. Belmondo's erstwhile partner drops out and is replaced by the frosty Jean Seberg. They are to go to Beirut with the car. Meanwhile the irrepressible Belmondo tries every flirtation approach in his arsenal.

Seberg knows enough to obey the "Organization" and not get tangled up with an enforcer like Gert Frobe, even though he is a reasonable one. Belmondo is much more ready to go out on his own if the Organization's plans get messed up, which is what happens after an initial success.

Has Belmondo won over Seberg or not? That's part of the suspense in this cat-and-mouse game, as the mouse (Belmondo) makes off with the car when a supposed delivery contact is found to be arrested. There begins a chase that takes us across some very nice locations, including Athens, Naples and Rome, as Belmondo attempts to sell the car. The photography is splendid. The romantic sparring is pleasant. The violence held to a minimum, in the tradition of movies involving jewel thieves and such.

"Echappement libre" is an entertaining way to spend some 94 minutes


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Backfire (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?