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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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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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Also Known As:

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 »

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References Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) See more »

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Two Wheels on a Two Lane Highway
Written by Bob McGilpin and John Strider
Performed by Bob McGilpin
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Cool old-fashioned B-movie
10 February 2005 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

Gritty business. Very entertaining.

Low Budget. No flashy stuff. Sexy leading lady, good character actors. Parched-out desert locales. Cryptic but effective script with plenty of good twists.

This is the kind of movie John Payne made when he switched from playing handsome singing A-leads to laconic tough guys back in the 1950s. Kansas City Confidential, for example.

Later on Lance Hendricksen did a lot of good stuff like this. Maybe Robert Patrick is the new LH.

What more could you ask for?


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