MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,491 this week

Back to Back (1996)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  29 August 1996 (Germany)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 532 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 5 critic

An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.

Director:

Writers:

(as Lloyd Keith) ,
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2469 titles
created 15 Sep 2011
 
a list of 142 titles
created 04 Oct 2011
 
a list of 55 titles
created 14 Feb 2012
 
a list of 2127 titles
created 21 Jan 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 18 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Back to Back" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Back to Back (TV Movie 1996)

Back to Back (TV Movie 1996) on IMDb 5.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Back to Back.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Atlantis Down (2011)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

2025 - The Shuttle Program has been privatized and the shuttle Atlantis relegated to glorified taxi between space stations. Its crew is on a routine mission, conducting experiments - little... See full summary »

Director: Max Bartoli
Stars: Silvia Baldassini, Eric Baskerville, Doug Burch
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on the true life serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas.

Director: John McNaughton
Stars: Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles
Table for One (2012)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

One day Philip comes home to discover his apartment is now doubling as a restaurant. Even in his own joint, he can't get a table.

Director: Jesse Coane
Stars: Ryan Pratton, Lena Hart, Monica Barbaro
Back to Back (1989)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

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.

Director: John Kincade
Stars: Bill Paxton, Todd Field, Apollonia Kotero
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An American FBI agent is lured away by the Japanese Mafia--the Yakuza--in this action film.

Director: Frank A. Cappello
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Ryo Ishibashi, Michael Nouri
Light of Day (1987)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The siblings Patty and Joe Rasnick live in an industrial suburb in Cleveland, Ohio. While Patty is focused on their rock band, The Barbusters, Joe also cares for the family and the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schrader
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Gena Rowlands, Joan Jett
Mysteria (2011)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A once famous and now a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation ... See full summary »

Director: Lucius C. Kuert
Stars: Robert Miano, Danny Glover, Martin Landau
Newsbreak (2000)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A reporter risks his life to get to the bottom of a stack of lies, corruption and murder surrounding the opening of a local power plant.

Director: Serge Rodnunsky
Stars: Michael Rooker, Judge Reinhold, Robert Culp
Action | Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley (played by UFC champion Bas Rutten), enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Barbet
Stars: Michael Rooker, Bas Rutten, Dana Lee
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A magical tale about a man traveling home to claim his estranged father's inheritance when he encounters a peculiar stranger that seems to know everything about his life.

Director: Todd Thompson
Stars: Michael Rooker, Bill Cobbs, Randy Molnar
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An FBI Agent (Michael Rooker) and a female cop (Diane DiLascio) join forces to stop renegade cops who are offing the bad guys. Robert Patrick is the leader of the renegades and Louis ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Kunert
Stars: Michael Rooker, Robert Patrick, Diane DiLascio
Bolden! (2015)
Drama

A mythical account of the life of Buddy Bolden, the first Cornet King of New Orleans.

Director: Dan Pritzker
Stars: Michael Rooker, Ian McShane, Yaya DaCosta
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bob Malone
...
Koji
...
...
Dussecq
Kô Takasugi ...
Hideo
...
Psycho
...
Leonardo
...
Jimmy
...
Thomas
...
Loan Officer
Frank D'Amico ...
Delorenzo
...
Wheelchair Guy
Jake Johannsen ...
Officer Jones
Yasushi Kojima ...
Joe Snapper
...
Deviant
Edit

Storyline

An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

yakuza | hitman | escape | mafia | revolver | See All (49) »

Taglines:

It's time to clean house

Genres:

Action | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 August 1996 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Back to Back: American Yakuza 2  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows American Yakuza (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Rainbow Maker
Performed by Orion
Written by Buddy Harris & Horace F. Harris
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Daft but watchable
15 February 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Retired cop Malone finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese Yakuza and local mobsters when a psycho bombs a restaurant. He joins forces with Koji in order to protect his daughter and not only discovers that he was framed by a corrupt cop but also discovers a lot about honour and friendship.

When I saw this as American Yakuza 2, I didn't expect much, and I wasn't disappointed. The story relies on unlikely events to get moving and keep moving. For example the whole chain of events that bring Malone and Koji together is set off by a psycho's unlikely hostage situation in a diner! This is typical of the story, in that big dumb situations are used to drive the plot. However, I have to admit that it wasn't terrible. Yes, it's very predictable and quite silly but it is generally quite entertaining and actually has some genuinely good moments.

Rooker is an OK actor but rarely gets good leads - here is no exception. Danielle Harris is quite good as his daughter, while Ishibashi is good as Koji. The rest of the cast are nothing more than cop and mobster stereotypes that fill out the cast.

Overall it's not great but if you're in the mood it's reasonably enjoyable without being too demanding on the old grey matter.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shameful Pulp Fiction Rip-Off rotcjeeplist
anywhere online to watch this? Takako13
Discuss Back to Back (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?