F.B.I. agent Frank LaCrosse returns home to find his home has been broken into, his son is missing and Missy the babysitter is lying in a pool of her own insides. Her murder being the hallmarks of a elusive enigmatic serial killer whose slaughter spree...stretches nearly two years. Frank's desperate pursuit leads to Amarillo, Texas, where two more victims matching the killers M.O. have been found slashed to death. As Frank searches for his suspect the local Sheriff Buck Olmstead and his Deputy Nate Booker investigate the killings in-between a heated election feud, with his competition police chief Jack McGinnis. All the while drifting former doctor Lane Dixon is picked up by ex-railroad man, Bob Goodall. As a local Mechanic, Clyde 'Shorty' Callahan becomes the latest victim. Frank hopes and prays to find this sociopath before he disappears perhaps forever into the rocky mountainsWritten by
The film was originally intended to be released during Christmas 1996, under the films' original title, "Going West In America". But, because it wasn't ready in time for a release, the studio pushed it out to 1997 for a summer release, then delayed it again until Halloween 1997, due to the abundance in action-thrillers. See more »
At the car garage, we see a calendar for February 1996. Every day on the calendar is listed as falling on the wrong weekday to what they really did. For example, February 5 1996 was a Monday, on the calendar it is listed as falling on a Tuesday. See more »
Missy, the Babysitter:
Whoo! There. Your folks are going to be home soon, and they're going to get me if they see you're still up.
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All for the Love of Sunshine
Written by Mike Curb, Lalo Schifrin, and Harley Hatcher
Performed by Hank Williams Jr. (as Hank Williams, Jr.) with The Mike Curb Congregation
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
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I was surprised by this film quite a bit. I thought it would be another mediocre paint-by-the-number genre piece. To my amazement Switchback is a taut and suspenseful film. Its fun to see Danny Glover cast against type. By no means a masterpiece, but well worth watching by thriller fans
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