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Backfire (1988)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Thriller  |  23 June 1988 (Portugal)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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
Virginia Capers ...
Maxine
Philip Sterling ...
Dr. Creason
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Jill
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Claire
Antony Holland ...
Judge Hardin
Dwight Koss ...
Deputy 'Buzz'
Gordon McIntosh ...
Big George
Wendy Van Riesen ...
Alice
Eric Schneider ...
Dr. Cooper
Enid Saunders ...
Aunt Elizabeth
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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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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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