Backtrack (1990)




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Psychologist Peter Bower's life is thrown into turmoil when he discovers that the patients he has been seeing are the ghosts of people who died twenty years ago. Risking his own sanity, Peter delves into his past to uncover a terrifying secret which only he can put right
R (for violence, disturbing images and language)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
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Vestron Video

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Jodie Foster
as Anne Benton
John Turturro
as Pinella
Joe Pesci
as Leo Carelli
Fred Ward
as Pauling
Julie Adams
as Martha
Sy Richardson
as Captain Walker
Frank Gio
as Frankie
Helena Kalianiotes
as Grace Carelli
John Apicella
as Man at Refinery
Tony Sirico
as Greek
Helena Kallianiotes
as Garace Carelli
Kevin Bourland
as Ad Agency Man
Carl David Burks
as Ad Agency Man
Grand L. Bush
as Bank Teller
Tod Davies
as Hit Woman
Alex Cox
as D.H. Lawrence
Ayres Donno
as Girl in Restaurant
Bob Dylan
as Artist
Tomas Goros
as Golf Course Fed
Ted Markland
as Man in Van
Catherine Keener
as Trucker's Girl
Katherine LaNasa
as Waitress
Jerry Summers
as Rianetti
Lauren Lloyd
as Margaret Mason
Anthony Pena
as Taos Sheriff
Robert Rothwell
as Ad Agency Executive
Gary Wills
as Police Sergeant
Michael Yama
as Technician
John Zenda
as Trucker
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Critic Reviews for Backtrack

All Critics (8)

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.

Full Review… | September 30, 2011

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.

Full Review… | July 23, 2007

One of film's greatest dissapointments.

September 18, 2002

A terrific cast does not necessarily make for a good pic.

Full Review… | September 11, 2001
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Audience Reviews for Backtrack

Just terrible nonsensical garbage that somehow managed to attract a decent cast, most of whom give terrible performances.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Well this film has a hell of a cast, these old films always seem to and its a pretty good film too. Its starts kinda slow and you get the feeling of dread that this will be really dull but after Charlie Sheen bites the dust and Dennis Hopper the hitman comes along it does start to move. Foster looks cute n sexy as the girl on the run and Pesci, Stockwell and Turturro are good as the mobsters after her blood (all led by Vincent Price as the mob chief I might add), its not too original, rather predictable (witness to mob hit goes on the run) but the cast are really good and keep you interested. Its not a serious bloody film but more of a road movie with some Humorous moments and a twist love plot too, the most important thing being you want the two leads to escape and live happily ever after :) the film draws you in.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

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Really well paced and enjoyable thriller.Hopper at his usual baddy best.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

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