Backtrack (Catchfire) (Do it the Hard Way) (1990)
Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 4
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Release Date: Dec 31, 1990 Wide
Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 3,446
Originally prepared for European release under the title Catchfire, Backtrack wasn't given a wide distribution until 1991, and then only to capitalize on the Oscar win of Silence of the Lambs star Jodie Foster. In Backtrack, Foster plays a youngish innocent who witnesses a mob hit. Professional assassin Dennis Hopper is contracted to silence Foster for keeps. Instead, he falls in love with her. Directed by star Hopper, Backtrack has some of the feel of his earlier, better Easy Rider: the cast is
Dec 31, 1990 Wide
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Foster's scenes where she is utterly surprised by Hopper's lack of knowledge of the world, are so inviting without being condescending, eerily reminiscent of how she responded to De Niro in Taxi Driver.
If you cherish the idea of Joe Pesci, John Turturro (wearing a cowboy hat), Dean Stockwell, and Dennis Hopper in the same room, you won't be able to resist Backtrack.
One of film's greatest dissapointments.
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