5.2/10
173
3 user 3 critic

Backstreet Dreams (1990)

Backstreet Dreams is the story of a man, who has a disturbed child. He and his wife take their son to a clinic, where he is diagnosed by a talented psychologist (Stevie), as being autistic.... See full summary »

Writer:

Jason O'Malley
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Right after Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California, in 1955, a toy salesman in town for a convention brings his wife with him so they can both go to Disneyland. They stay at a rundown ... See full summary »

Director: Alien Castle
Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Whip Hubley, David Hewlett
Wet Gold (TV Movie 1984)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Wet Gold is the story of a young woman (Laura), who works as a waitress in a cafe. Laura stumbles across a drunk elderly man (Sampson), who fills her with exciting stories of a boat that ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry
Stars: Brooke Shields, Burgess Meredith, Thomas Byrd
Brenda Starr (1989)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Mike is a struggling artist who draws the "Brenda Starr" strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Stars: Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton, Tony Peck
An American Love (TV Movie 1994)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Piero Schivazappa
Stars: Brooke Shields, Carlo Delle Piane, Memè Perlini
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Kate is devastated when her rich husband dies. She thinks she has found someone to ease the pain but he is not what he seems. Kate must now fight for her life!

Director: Ian Barry
Stars: Brooke Shields, Masaya Katô, Craig Pearce
I Can Make You Love Me (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A beautiful young computer technician starting off her career in Silicon Valley during the Eighties, is stalked and harassed by a nerdy, dangerous and mentally-unstable colleague with a twisted obsession.

Director: Michael Switzer
Stars: Richard Thomas, Brooke Shields, Viveka Davis
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

George Burns stars as a former vaudevillian who befriends a young runaway, played by fourteen-year-old Brooke Shields, who is being chased by drug dealers.

Director: Leonard Stern
Stars: George Burns, Brooke Shields, Lorraine Gary
Running Wild (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A filmmaker determines to document the story of a conservationist who is struggling to save wild leopards in Africa from extinction.

Director: Dee McLachlan
Stars: John Varty, Elmon Mhlongo, Brooke Shields
The Diamond Trap (TV Movie 1988)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The Diamond Trap is the story of a New York City cop (Detective Rollings) and his partner (Brendan). Detective Rollings, a cop on the verge of retirement and in the waiting for a big case, ... See full summary »

Director: Don Taylor
Stars: Howard Hesseman, Brooke Shields, Darren McGavin
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waver. The longer he takes to do the job, the more difficult it becomes.

Director: Roy London
Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Sharon Stone, Forest Whitaker
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Upon graduation from high school eight teens take a seaplane trip, intending to celebrate on Keith's parents' private island. Stormy weather causes the plane to crash and they end up on a ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Holzman
Stars: Martin Hewitt, Betsy Russell, Claudia Udy
Sahara (1983)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

After her father dies, young Dale takes his place in a trans-African auto race, but ends up being abducted by a desert sheik.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Brooke Shields, Lambert Wilson, Horst Buchholz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Shields ... Stevie
Jason O'Malley Jason O'Malley ... Dean
Anthony Franciosa ... Angelo
Burt Young ... Luca
John Vizzi John Vizzi ... Shane
Joseph Vizzi Joseph Vizzi ... Shane
Sherilyn Fenn ... Lucy
Tony Fields ... Manny
Nick Cassavetes ... Mikey
Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini ... Aldo
Elias Koteas ... Wizard
Meg Register Meg Register ... Candy
Vinnie Curto Vinnie Curto ... Gus
Frank Collison ... Spider
Michael Bofshever ... Dr. Sinclair
Edit

Storyline

Backstreet Dreams is the story of a man, who has a disturbed child. He and his wife take their son to a clinic, where he is diagnosed by a talented psychologist (Stevie), as being autistic. After catching his unfaithful wife with another man, Dean tells Lucy to leave, and is faced with the task of raising Shane on his own. Stevie believes that she can improve Shane's condition, going back to Dean's apartment and later convincing him that he can provide a better world for his son. Angelo, who lives in the same apartment building and is like a father to Dean, urges on the relationship, sensing that Stevie is luring Dean away from backstreet dealings, and giving him courage to face life in a positive way. Together, they build a foundation for a better life outside of the violence and danger of the backstreets where they live. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He wouldn't give up on his son. She wouldn't give up on him.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 1990 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Backstreet Strays See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Trimark Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Who's Making Love
Written by Homer Banks, Bettye Crutcher, Don Davis & Raymond Jackson
Performed by Johnnie Taylor
Irving Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Stax Records/Fantasy, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Well made street drama
13 September 2001 | by akhilles84See all my reviews

I watched this movie in 1992 on video.It is quite good drama with a strong and engaging story of a dysfunctional family where mother is a slut,father a local gang thug and son is autistic.Never heard of the lead actor Jason O'Malley before and it seems he didn't do awful a lot after this.

Nevertheless, its a good achievement by an unknown guy to write and produce and head the cast of such a movie.I have always been a fan of "street story" films and this is one of the better I have seen. 8 out of 10


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed