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Backflash (2001)

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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Ray Bennett
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Olive Dee 'Harley' Klintucker
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Tono
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C.J.
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Red
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Don
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Gin O'Malley
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Motel manager
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Vinnie 'Pipe' Pipolino
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Skull
Brian Abercrombie ...
Lenny / 'Charlie Friendly'
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Pez
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Jimmy (bank teller)
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Mr. Jones
Brenda Nowatka ...
Waitress

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Storyline

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 »
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5 December 2001 (Greece)  »

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Backflash Blues  »

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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Olive Dee 'Harley' Klintucker: It I can't smoke, you can't talk.
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Referenced in Lost in Translation (2003) See more »

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Virtual Beat Ritual
Written by Scott Nickoley, Mickey Andrade and Jamie Dunlap
Performed by Meeks
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Die-hard Robert Patrick Fans only
5 October 2003 | by (Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm barely ten minutes into this movie when I start thinking, "This is one of those movies where some naive bulb (Patrick) shacks up with the wrong person (Esposito) and gets burned in the process". Well after twenty minutes that's definitely the road this movie was heading down with Patrick playing the everyday joe who's fearful of being a failure and the sexy ex-con Esposito who tries to twist him around her little finger to fulfill her plans.

Patrick and Esposito's chemistry works fine enough and the film features a couple of funny bits, but the story gets pretty convoluted as it reaches into the third act and by the end it has only gotten worse. So when it's all said and done, Backflash has played out like any number of typical straight to video quickies. There's adequate atmosphere and it features some recognizable faces in the supporting cast, but there's little freshness in the story department. As a movie on it's own merits, it's average, but Robert Patrick fans will probably want to check it out.


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