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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

21 January 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Backflash Blues  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Olive Dee 'Harley' Klintucker: It I can't smoke, you can't talk.
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References Ride a Wild Pony (1975) See more »


I Ain't Gonna Take Your Lyin'-Lyin' Down
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Lacking juice
4 April 2004 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

For a low-budget movie, BACKFLASH looks pretty good. The cinematography is crisp and bright, and while some scenes look a little sparse at times, it never looks really cheap. The problem instead is with the screenplay. It plays like a first draft - scenes go by v-e-r-y slowly, when the story should play out quicker and tighter. There's no spark, and that includes the various twists and turns - you'll most likely have seen most of them before, so they aren't a surprise. The movie tries to jerk us around more near the end, but the twists in this part aren't believable and/or just lead to plot holes. And while Robert Patrick isn't a bad actor, he's wrong for a role that more belongs to someone who can convincingly play a little dim and not totally sure of things. And sadly, Michael J. Pollard is wasted in a role that just gives him two minutes of screen time at most.

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