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Back Fork (2019)

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When the strain of tragedy was too much for a young couple in Appalachia, prescription pills became the medicine to ease the pain.


Josh Stewart


Josh Stewart





Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Stewart ... Waylon
Agnes Bruckner ... Raylene
A.J. Cook ... Nida
David Selby ... Bill
Dorothy Lyman ... Susie
Wade Williams ... Cotton
Eden Brolin ... Nona
Ronnie Gene Blevins ... Jimmy
Rebecca Gruss ... Anne
Gant Montgomery ... Charlie
Doug Bradley ... Sheriff
Cathy O'Dell ... Janet
Sloane Coombs ... Justine
Jason Young Jason Young ... Charlie's Brother
Phillip Rush Phillip Rush ... Enoch


BACK FORK is the story of an everyman, WAYLON, struggling to hold his life and family together after a heartbreaking tragedy. He and his wife, NIDA, barely recognize themselves, let alone each other. Their inability to continue on and to heal, leaves them hopeless. With the growing burden of the unanswered questions of why, and a heavy dose of self-blame, It's only a matter of time before Waylon turns to the magic of the pills to make the problems disappear. He finds a kindred spirit in his sister, RAYLENE, as he sleep walks through life with addiction. It's only a matter of time until Waylon finds himself at a crossroads. He learns that he's been asking the wrong question all along. The question isn't why, rather, where do I go from here? He's then able to see that we're all wounded animals. Sometimes we die, but sometimes we live. Written by Josh Stewart

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A.J Cook & Josh Stewart play a married couple on Criminal Minds. See more »


Towards the end of the film when Waylon's father is trying to get him to go to rehab, Waylon is seen smoking a cigarette that is nearly burned to the filter. When the camera switches to the other side and Waylon takes another draw, the cigarette is now only halfway burned. See more »

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Josh Stewart is an extremely underrated actor.
2 April 2020 | by darkmanj26104See all my reviews

This movie is not for anyone having a not so great day. It really is pretty real and about real problems. It's hard to say I understand this movie because I really don't when it comes to its content. I've never had drug issues personally. However, that being said if you want a very real drama about very real issues, this is one to watch. Again Josh Stewart and A.J. Cook are great and both shine in this.

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9 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Morgantown, West Virginia, USA See more »

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