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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.

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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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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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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

References The Crow (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Go Home
Written by Steve Bauman
Performed by Steve Bauman
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Reminds me a little of "Red Rock West" .........
12 October 2013 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Although "Backflash" does remind me a little of a superior film, "Red Rock West", with fine desert locations and plenty of guitar strums, the constant flash backs or should I say "backflashes" are both confusing and annoying. This is the type of twisty story that begs for a re-watch simply to determine if the outcome makes any sense, or is indeed playing games with the audience. The presence of actors Mike Starr and Michael J. Pollard is a nice touch, but the leads, Jennifer Esposito and Robert Patrick are difficult to embrace because of their generic characters. Special mention must be made of the soundtrack, which seems to have a strong Native American influence, and is quite good. - MERK


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