Backfire (1987)





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When a wealthy Vietnam veteran suffering from flashbacks withdraws into a catatonic state, his promiscuous white-trash wife picks up a man in a bar, moves him into the family mansion, and conspires with him to regain access to the riches she feels is hers.
R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Jeff Fahey
as Donnie McAndrew
Karen Allen
as Mara McAndrew
Bernie Casey
as Clinton James
Philip Sterling
as Dr. Creason
Kim Kondrashoff
as Searcher
Antony Holland
as Judge Hardin
Dwight McFee
as Searcher
Dwight Ross
as Deputy `Buzz'
Gordon McIntosh
as Big George
Eric Schneider
as Dr. Cooper
Enid Saunders
as Aunt Elizabeth
Jay Banzeau
as Junior
Lesley Ewen
as Dispatcher
Jay Brazeau
as Junior
Robert Metcalfe
as Deputy No. 2
Tom McBeath
as Man in Bar
Eric Schneider
as Dr. Cooper
Ewen Leslie
as Dispatcher
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Audience Reviews for Backfire


Gloria says: Excellent script, fantastic acting, interesting plot and there are more twists in this movie than there is on the dance floor. Backfire was an unpredictable movie and it kept me interested from the beginning to the very end. It is still a very good movie even till this day. I highly recommend it. Michael says: This 1980''s B-movie actually surprised me. From Jeff Fahey to Keith Carridine to Karen Allen, the acting was superb. I did end up falling asleep before the film ended, so I guess I cannot give it a proper review, but from I saw, I definitely liked it. And I agree on the 7 rating because I fought really hard to stay awake.

Michael Tremonti
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