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Backtrack (1991)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40159313
UPC: 012236118770
UPC 14: 00012236118770
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A young woman goes on the lam after witnessing a mob assassination, only to have the hitman fall in love with her.
Editor's Note
Dennis Hopper has long been passionately involved with the art world, both as a painter and a collector, and his eye for composition makes even his lesser films worth a look. Occasionally, his interest seeps into films like Wim Wenders's THE AMERICAN FRIEND, or the film under consideration, BACKTRACK. It stars Jodie Foster as Ann Benton, a self-possessed artist who stumbles across a mob hit in progress. She manages to escape and report the crime to the police but recognizes Mafia soldier John Luponi (Dean Stockwell) at the station and takes off, becoming a fugitive. Meanwhile, mob boss Lino Avoca (Vincent Price) has put out a contract on the artist with hit man Milo (Dennis Hopper). While Ann does her own informal witness relocation, Milo begins to research the artist's life, looking for clues that might help him find her, and he becomes increasingly fascinated with her. When the hit man finally runs Ann down, stealing her out from under the nose of Detective Pauling (Fred Ward), he offers her a deal that anybody could refuse: Be killed or become his private chattel. Familiar Hopper cronies such as Bob Dylan, Sam Fuller, Julie Adams, Alex Cox, and Helen Kallianotes make appearances.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Lions Gate
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/24/2001
Video Play Time Running Time: 102 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1991
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 11877
Video UPC UPC: 00012236118770
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.77:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info John Turturro
Video Cast Info Dean Stockwell
Video Cast Info Vincent Price
Video Cast Info Joe Pesci
Video Cast Info Charlie Sheen
Video Cast Info Jodie Foster
Video Cast Info Fred Ward
Video Cast Info Dennis Hopper
Video Cast Info Bob Dylan - Cameo
Video Cast Info Alex Cox - Cameo
Video Cast Info Dennis Hopper - Director
Plot Summary
Fueled by Dennis Hopper's fascination with the art world, the film stars Jodie Foster as artist Ann Benton. When she happens to witness a mob assassination, capo Lino Avoca (Vincent Price) hires hit man Milo (Dennis Hopper) to take care of her. As Milo researches Ann's life in his efforts to locate the fugitive--who is also sought by the cops--he becomes increasingly interested in her. When he finds her, he makes an offer: either die or become his property.

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...A great, goofy sleeper..." -- Rating: B 08/05/1994 pp.56-7

Sight and Sound
"...The film proves to be one of Hopper's more persuasive efforts..." 03/01/2002 p.62-3

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Foster,Jodie
Product attributeLabel:   Artisan Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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