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Catchfire (1990)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  3 April 1990 (USA)
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A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

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(as Alan Smithee)

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Storyline

An artist (Foster) witnesses a Mafia hit and calls the police. At the police station she realizes that the Mafia has a man in the force, so she runs. Trailed by the police, who need her testimony, and a hitman (Hopper) hired by the Mafia, she goes to Mexico, where eventually she meets the hitman, who has become infatuated after studying her art and life to prepare for the hit. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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mafia | hitman | mob | witness | artist | See more »

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When murder is your business, you'd better not fall in love with your work.


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3 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Backtrack  »

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Though uncredited, the script was rewritten by Alex Cox and Tod Davies. See more »

Goofs

The word sergeant is misspelled "sargeant" in the closing credits. See more »

Quotes

Milo: There's something going on here that I really don't understand, but I like it.
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Referenced in Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »

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Nice Try But no Cigar
30 July 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite a marvelous cast and some pretty good ideas, pedestrian writing keeps this movie from being as good as its cast would have make one think it would be. Although Catchfire, or Backtrack as it is known in the U.S., clearly tries to be a black comedy it does not have quite enough humor in it to qualify. That said, though, this is a consistently interesting film that is filled with excellent performances. 7 out of 10.


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