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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.

Director:

Philip J. Jones (as Phil Jones)

Writers:

Philip J. Jones (as Phil Jones), Lillian A. Jackson | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Patrick ... Ray Bennett
Jennifer Esposito ... Olive Dee 'Harley' Klintucker
Mike Starr ... Tono
Melissa Joan Hart ... C.J.
Mike Hagerty ... Red
Michael J. Pollard ... Don
Colm Meaney ... Gin O'Malley
Vyto Ruginis ... Motel manager
Kyle T. Heffner ... Vinnie 'Pipe' Pipolino
Robert Deacon ... Skull
Brian Abercrombie Brian Abercrombie ... Lenny / 'Charlie Friendly'
Val Lauren ... Pez
Kenneth Moskow ... Jimmy (bank teller)
David Jean Thomas ... Mr. Jones
Brenda Nowatka 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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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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Connections

Referenced in Lost in Translation (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

I Ain't Gonna Take Your Lyin'-Lyin' Down
Written by Bob McGilpin and Ruth Feeley
Performed by Jo Anne Montana
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Missed Opportunity
19 December 2002 | by weasel23See all my reviews

A massive missed opportunity by the makers of this movie. What should have been a sizzling tale of betrayal and intrigue is turned into a by the numbers 3a.m TV slot filler. Robert Patrick coasts his way through the movie, putting in a bare minimum effort to draw his paycheck. Jennifer Esposito is shockingly under-used by the director, when she should have been setting the screen alight as the sultry temptress. Colm Meaney is reduced to comic relief when he could have been much more sinister.

At the end of the day, with a spring clean of the script to tighten up the dialogue and a decent director, you could remake this movie with exactly the same cast and turn a rating of '3' into a '9'. Sorry Mr Philip J Jones (Producer/ Writer/ Director), trying to do it all yourself was a wrong move.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 2001 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Backflash Blues See more »

Filming Locations:

Apple Valley, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paragon Film Group See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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