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Back to Back (1989)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  13 June 1990 (USA)
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Modern day western about two very different brothers, who join forces to clear their family name, from the shadow of their dead brother's blame for a bloody unsolved robbery.

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Todd Brand
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Jesse Duro
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Wade Duro
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Hedda Niven
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Modern day western about two very different brothers, who join forces to clear their family name, from the shadow of their dead brother's blame for a bloody unsolved robbery. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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A movie that had tremendous potential .....
13 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whenever I see a movie like "Back to Back" that wastes entertainment potential so badly, it saddens me. The original idea of a long ago armored car robbery and a missing seven million dollars being pursued by relatives of the perpetrators, is an idea that could have worked. Here however, the story is too difficult to follow as the narration and almost incoherent flashbacks lead to confusion. Bill Paxton is the only convincing actor in the entire film, and the direction is quite loose, leading to random scenes that make little sense. This film begs for a remake because there really is a good movie buried somewhere in the mess that is "Back to Back" - MERK


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