Backflash (2002)

R  |  Video  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  21 January 2002 (UK)
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A woman is released from prison and heads home to help outwit a local mob boss and pull off the scam of a lifetime.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Bennett
Olive Dee 'Harley' Klintucker
Gin O'Malley
Motel manager
Vinnie 'Pipe' Pipolino
Brian Abercrombie ...
Lenny / 'Charlie Friendly'
Jimmy (bank teller)
Mr. Jones
Brenda Nowatka ...


Ray Bennett, a lonely video-store owner in the middle of nowhere decides to take some days off his work to think about his future. On the road, he comes across Harley, a very attractive, mysterious woman and ex-prisoner. Having been lonely for some time, he seems charmed and willing to spend some time with her, while she needs a man to help her finish a pretty well-paying job, left in the middle when she was busted for drug money distribution. Intentions differ, plans change and "trust" is a dangerous word as they make their way into the local cartel boss's business, with $2 million and maybe a new life as a compass. Written by Aristoteles "IronBruce" Kostoulas

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There's Nothing Real In This... But The Money.

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

21 January 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Backflash Blues  »

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When Robert Patrick's character checks into the motel, he's told that all the rooms are for smoking. But when the "hit man" comes out of his room at about 1:05, there is a "No Smoking" sign on the door. See more »


References Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) See more »


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Melissa stands out (and alone)
5 August 2002 | by (Franklin, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

In this film, Melissa Joan Hart leaves Sabrina behind and gives a hilariously sarcastic and sexy performance as a wise-ass, hard-drinking, prostitute-turned-back room mortician. Unfortunately, Melissa's screen time is limited and the viewer is left with a film that mostly comes across as an edited-for-television version of itself. Think Wild Things with all the sex removed and Bill Murray's screen time cut dramatically. My recommendation is to use scene select to watch Melissa prove she can really deliver as an actress, then go watch Body Heat.

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