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Switchback (1997)

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An FBI agent tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.

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Missy, the Babysitter
Ian Nelson ...
Andy LaCrosse
Brent Hinkley ...
Man on Porch
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Bud (as Walt Goggins)
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Deputy Nate Booker
Louis Schaefer ...
Sim
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Lane Dixon
Robert L. Somers ...
Rancher
Lexie Stuart ...
Ranchers Daughter
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Bob Goodall
Ted Markland ...
Bartender
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Rick
Tommy Puett ...
Ben
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F.B.I. agent Frank LaCrosse returns home to find his home has been broken into, his son is missing and Missy the babysitter is lying in a pool of her own insides. Her murder being the hallmarks of a elusive enigmatic serial killer whose slaughter spree...stretches nearly two years. Frank's desperate pursuit leads to Amarillo, Texas, where two more victims matching the killers M.O. have been found slashed to death. As Frank searches for his suspect the local Sheriff Buck Olmstead and his Deputy Nate Booker investigate the killings in-between a heated election feud, with his competition police chief Jack McGinnis. All the while drifting former doctor Lane Dixon is picked up by ex-railroad man, Bob Goodall. As a local Mechanic, Clyde 'Shorty' Callahan becomes the latest victim. Frank hopes and prays to find this sociopath before he disappears perhaps forever into the rocky mountains Written by Suspicious

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The hunter is tracking the killer. But the killer is setting the trap. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and several views of nude pin-ups | See all certifications »

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31 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Going West  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,704,568 (USA) (31 October 1997)

Gross:

$6,482,195 (USA) (12 December 1997)
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Trivia

Jared Leto has a bare-chest scene in this movie. See more »

Goofs

After the accident Frank is climbing the hill towards the train. There are several paths of footprints thru the fresh snow. One to the left and another up the path he is climbing. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Buck Olmstead: Cause he told the truth, and once you've heard the truth, everything else is just cheap whiskey.
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Remake of Kidnapped (1994) See more »

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Feel Alright
Written by Steve Earle
Performed by Steve Earle
Produced by Richard Bennett
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Keepin' it real
21 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not something that Quaid or Glover would want to buy back and destroy every copy but it's not very good either.

Quaid has one constipated expression all through the film as does Leto. They obviously needed the paycheck. Glover, to be fair, hammed it up, had fun and it kept me from changing to something else.

But the entire plot was bad - and even the chases were dull lacking any excitement, the contrived "surprise" was revealed too early - and nothing makes much sense. Just a bunch of scenes strung together to fill the time. No humor or decent FX/explosions ala Lethal Weapon to distract from a boring story either.

Very meh - Predator 2 was better...


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