Catchfire (Backtrack)

1990

Catchfire (Backtrack)

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An innocent young woman is witnesses to a mob hit, and soon a professional hitman is sent to silence her for good. Instead of carrying out the job, he discovers that he has fallen in love with his target.

Cast

Jodie Foster
as Anne Benton
Joe Pesci
as Leo Carelli
Fred Ward
as Pauling
Sy Richardson
as Captain Walker
Frank Gio
as Frankie
Helena Kalianiotes
as Grace Carelli
John Apicella
as Man at Refinery
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
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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Audience Reviews for Catchfire (Backtrack)

  • Aug 18, 2010
    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 H Super Reviewer
  • May 04, 2009
    Just terrible nonsensical garbage that somehow managed to attract a decent cast, most of whom give terrible performances.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Mar 06, 2009
    Really well paced and enjoyable thriller.Hopper at his usual baddy best.
    Barry L Super Reviewer

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