Disgruntled wife cheats on her well off husband, who's been suffering from PTSD ever since he came home from the Vietnam War. After an incident he ends up in a catatonic state. Soon, she begins to suspect that someone is after her.

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Mara McAndrew
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Reed
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Donnie McAndrew
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Clinton James
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Jake
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Maxine
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Dr. Creason
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Jill
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Claire
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Judge Hardin
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Alice
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Mara, the wife who wants more... Jake, the lover she wants more of... Donny, the husband the war almost destroyed... Reed, the stranger who answers everyone's darkest prayers. Mara and Donny are the ideal couple, young, rich and attractive. Only the horrible nightmares of Vietnam that haunt Donny flaw their perfect life. The fury of artillery, the screams of the wounded, and the ominous putt-putt of choppers rage within him and suddenly, there is blood everywhere...Betrayal, deceit and murder ignite the tension. Is that only a backfire, or is someone firing back? Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Before the night is over, someone will be rich, someone will be dead, someone will be avenged.


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22 April 1988 (Italy)  »

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Karen Allen often played touch football during breaks in filming. See more »

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Building Heartaches
Written by Willie Nelson
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Agreeable.
29 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

"Backfire" is a reasonably well-made little thriller. Consistently interesting and well-paced, it keeps you guessing all the way. But when "everything" is gradually revealed, the whole thing doesn't add up to anything really extraordinary. And the ending is somewhat muddled; maybe some further explanations would have helped us to set everything straight in our minds. An agreeably absorbing film, but don't expect TOO much....


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