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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Rooker ... Bob Malone

Ryo Ishibashi ... Koji

Danielle Harris ... Chelsea

John Laughlin ... Dussecq
Kô Takasugi ... Hideo

Bobcat Goldthwait ... Psycho

Vincent Schiavelli ... Leonardo

Stephen Furst ... Jimmy

Tim Thomerson ... Thomas

Fred Willard ... Loan Officer
Frank D'Amico ... Delorenzo

Leland Orser ... Wheelchair Guy
Jake Johannsen ... Officer Jones
Yasushi Kojima ... Joe Snapper

Michael Ray Miller ... Deviant
John Hammil ... Maitred
Bob Delegall ... Sergeant Donahue

Scott Leva ... Officer Williams
Steve Akahoshi ... Officer Yamaoka
Jon Ross ... Officer Tucker

Michael Caradonna ... Chad
Ken Lesco ... Getaway Driver

Nick Dimitri ... Vince
Michael Wheels Parise ... Little Eddie

Geoff Bolt ... Limo Driver

Randall Huber ... Officer Bryant

Ron MacLachlan ... Officer Ross
Steve Peri ... Elvis
Robert Belenchia ... Goon
Tony Jonak ... Goon

John McGarr ... Goon

Justin Ferrari ... Goon (as Rob Mohoff)
Tim Shea ... Goon

Peter Mele ... Lafayette
Tom Linka ... Tape Operator Officer
Hi Border ... Waitress
Christy Harrell ... Joe Snappers Girl #1
Dawn Morgan ... Joe Snappers Girl #2
Peggy Vesperman ... Joe Snappers Girl #3
Eddie Frierson ... Memphis DeeJay
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Sarkisian ... Goon

Directed by
Roger Nygard 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Scott Nimerfro  (as Lloyd Keith)
Roger Nygard 

Produced by
W.K. Border .... producer
Thomas Calabrese .... line producer
Takashige Ichise .... executive producer (as Taka Ichise)
Aki Komine .... producer
Michael Leahy .... co-producer
Joel Soisson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Walter Werzowa 
Cinematography by
Mark W. Gray 
Film Editing by
Dawn Hoggatt (co-editor)
Roger Nygard 
Casting by
Mark Tillman 
Production Design by
Anthony Stabley 
Art Direction by
Bryan Felty 
Teresa Visinare 
Set Decoration by
Lisa K. Sessions 
Costume Design by
Wendy Benbrook 
Makeup Department
Kenneth Michael Beck .... hair stylist
Roberta Greenwood .... assistant hair stylist
Roberta Greenwood .... assistant makeup artist
Constance Hall .... hair stylist
Constance Hall .... key makeup artist
Pamela Roth .... assistant hair stylist
Pamela Roth .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Thomas Calabrese .... unit production manager
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven Buhai .... assistant director: second unit (as Steve Buhai)
Thomas Burke .... first assistant director
Matthew Morris .... second unit director
Josh Oliver .... second assistant director
Robin Solo .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Joe Arnold .... on-set dresser
Chris Davis .... set dresser
Brendan C. Fenton .... set dresser
Cliff Lane .... property master
Fernando Lau .... construction coordinator
Trever Quade .... standby carpenter
Carlton Rude .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Charles Bono .... boom operator
Al Decker .... sound designer
Kurt Kassulke .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Linden .... sound designer
Paul Ratajczak .... sound supervisor
Larry Scharf .... sound mixer
John Taylor .... boom operator
Knox White .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Erich Martin Hicks .... special effects
Don Power .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Phillip Giles .... digital effects supervisor
Jamison Scott Goei .... digital animator
Chino Binamo .... stunts
Chuck Borden .... stunt coordinator
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts
Ken Clark .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunts
George B. Colucci Jr. .... stunts (as George B. Colucci)
Scott Alan Cook .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunts
Red Horton .... stunts
Brett A. Jones .... stunts
Tatsuro Koike .... stunts
Frank Laufi .... stunts
Leo Lee .... stunts
Will Leong .... stunts
Scott Leva .... stunts
Irving E. Lewis .... stunts
Dyanna Lynn .... stunts
Dennis Madalone .... stunts
Johnny Martin .... stunts
'Wild' Bill Mock .... stunts
Michael Papajohn .... stunts
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts
Rex Pierson .... stunts
Laurence Todd Rosenthal .... stunts
Rick Sawaya .... stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunts
Gregg Smrz .... stunts
Erik Stabenau .... stunts
Chuck Waters .... stunts
James Waters .... stunts
Danny Wong .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Sean Antle .... electrician
Kelly Baldwin .... second assistant camera: second unit
Lisa Bonaccorso .... second assistant camera: second unit
Dan Burback .... key grip
Scott Connor .... second assistant camera: second unit
Patrick Conrad .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jon 'Scooter' Cousins .... best boy grip
Erik Done .... first assistant camera: second unit
Harris Done .... director of photography: second unit
Scott Edelstein .... gaffer: second unit
Anne Gentling .... second assistant camera
Martin Hall .... gaffer: second unit
Jerry Hill .... Steadicam operator
Joe Hill .... key grip: second unit
Brad Knopf .... best boy electric
Sheri Lane .... still photographer
Carlos Montaner .... gaffer: second unit
Ben Ormand .... camera loader
Anthony Q. Palmer .... grip
Eric 'Jetson' Pfoutz .... first assistant camera
Alan M. Rowe .... gaffer: second unit
Lou Rubsamen .... dolly grip
Anthony 'Spike' Simms .... gaffer
Eric Zudak .... electrician
Steve Zvorsky .... electrician
Casting Department
Janiene Kuri .... casting assistant
Debe Waisman .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina Mongini .... wardrobe supervisor
Damita J. Roldan .... wardrobe supervisor (as Damita Roldan)
Editorial Department
Carrie Ansell .... assistant editor
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer
Kirk M. Morri .... assistant editor
Music Department
Melanie Miller .... music clearance coordinator
Transportation Department
Dan O. Wiseman .... transportation captain
Other crew
Chad Ferrin .... production assistant
Howard Flaherty .... stand-in
Jennifer Getzinger .... script supervisor
Andrew Mark Leary .... set production assistant
Dennis Sager .... head engineer
Ron Schmidt .... production coordinator
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... assistant production coordinator
Matthew Woody .... location manager

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Rated R for strong violence
86 min | Argentina:97 min
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TV movies are sometimes bland, this one is well worth seeing, 8 April 2001
Author: blue hermit from Gateshead, England

"Back to Back" didn't stun the world with its market impact when released. Watching it five years later there doesn't seem to be much wrong with it, there's sufficient action and plot to stop most people falling asleep on the sofa. It has an "R" rating, but for me the violence is in context and doesn't detract from the entertainment value of the movie.

The director, Roger Nygard, obviously knows his job. As a piece of film making, "Back to Back" is well put together. The cast and crew do a good job with a neat script. Admittedly, coincidence does have a field day in the story line. The script boasts two yakuza hit men (one a disciple of Elvis), suitably evil mafiosi, a disgraced ex-cop, his much exasperated daughter, a mad bomber bank robber and, last but not least, an obnoxious, corrupt detective who you just know has been responsible for everything that has gone wrong for years.

The cast is definitely above average. Some of the names are regulars among the ranks of supporting players featuring in bigger budget movies. There's Michael Rooker (Bob Malone), who I last saw making a fair job of Stan Zedkov in "The Replacement Killers" (1998). Sci-Fi enthusiasts will I'm sure be pleased to spot Stephen Furst, Vir Cotto from "Babylon 5", in the minor role of Jimmy, one of two no-accounts planning to sell Hideo back to the Mob. Also, a real inspiration in the casting of "Back to Back" has to be offering Bobcat Goldthwait the part of the psycho bank robber. Villainous and comic, he's great!

Danielle Harris is much more than eye candy as daughter Chelsea Malone: wayward fathers need a firm hand! It is entertaining to see the changes brought about by advancing years (at least in this young lady's case it is!). I remember DH as little Melissa, the younger daughter of the Crandell family in "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" (1991). By 1996 she certainly had looks and screen presence aplenty. I recently spotted her again in "Urban Legend", dating from 1998, a movie in which costume and make up render her almost unrecognizable.

I have not seen the two Japanese actors before who play Koji and Hideo. The mentor and his pupil scenario is nicely done. If I didn't know from experience how difficult it is to find the work of Japanese actors, it would be interesting to see other things they've done. Look out too for the enjoyable cameo from Leland Orser as the Wheelchair Guy. His brief screen appearance is a realistic peek into the precarious existence of someone surviving on the street.

TV movies are sometimes bland, this one is well worth seeing.

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