Several characters who are each at critical stages of their lives are strangely impelled towards an uncharted lake in the middle of the desert where they all have the opportunity to save each other.

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Jeff Swarthout ...
School Principal
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Claire (voice)
James LaGrappe ...
Brad
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Jamie
Catherine Carmichael ...
Jamie's Mother
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Waitress (as Ana Paula Lopes)
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Sandy
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Several characters who are each at critical stages of their lives are strangely impelled towards an uncharted lake in the middle of the desert where they all have the opportunity to save each other. Written by Anonymous

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The "Old Farmer" is driving a 1958 Mercury M-100 pick-up truck. See more »

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Claire: [speaking on cell phone] What I mean is, that he jumped into the lake, drowned, and woke up trying to save Jennifer.
Matt: Isn't Jennifer dead at this point?
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References A Canção de Lisboa (1933) See more »

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Brilliant script transformed into a great film!
7 August 2010 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Backlight is a brilliant script: A great story, with nicely shaped characters whom, one way or another, got me thinking "Sometimes, life is so full of coincidences that it's almost unreal.". Obviously, it doesn't matter how strong the script is, if it's transformation to the big screen is sloppy, but with Backlight, everything works in perfection. The multi layered story has been excellently transferred to the screen and the final product is like a perfectly tuned symphony: No note is false, and as the band plays, you get swept away by their music. One of the reasons for this, is a great cast, of whom I think, no one deserves more credit than others... and then again: I really loved Joaquim De Almeida, but above all the memorable character of Lucy, played by the young actress Skyler Day. She will always shine brightly in my mind. A definitely must see movie!


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