Backstab (1990)

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Backstab an erotic, mystery thriller made in Canada, and directed by Jim Kaufman, is the story of an architect Cliff Murphy (James Brolin), who spends the night with a beautiful woman only to find his murdered boss next to him in bed. Cliff is framed for the murder, and he must prove his innocence. This average thriller, with a lackluster performance by James Brolin never really takes off. The pace is too leisurely and the courtroom finale and plot twists are not convincing. The cast also includes Meg Foster who gives a convincing performance and some beautiful color photography by Rodney Gibbons. Despite some good moments and good production values, Backstab fails to either thrill or entertain.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Media Home Entertainment

Cast

James Brolin
as Cliff Murphy
Meg Foster
as Sara Rodrick
Dorothée Berryman
as Juliet Powell
Bronwen Mantel
as The Judge
Tom Berry
as Recorder
June Chadwick
as Mrs. Chambers
Brett Halsey
as Ken Updike
Richard Zeman
as Policeman #2
Robert Morelli
as Steve Howe
Dorian Joe Clark
as Policeman #1 in the Court
Brian Dooley
as The Guard
Michael McGill
as Medical Expert
James Rae
as Head of Publicity
Perry Schneiderman
as Policeman # 1
Isabelle Truchon
as Jennifer
Terence Labrosse
as Mr. Chambers
Luiz Saraiva
as Dish-washer
Robert Ozores
as Prisoner
Charles S. Doucet
as Policeman at the Station
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