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Product Overview

A young woman goes on the lam after witnessing a mob assassination, only to have the hitman fall in love with her.

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Studio Lions Gate
SKU 40159313
UPC 012236118770
UPC 14 00012236118770
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Love Story
Recommended
Scams And Cons
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Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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.
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
Actors
Jodie Foster
Dennis Hopper
Cast & Crew
John Turturro - Star
Dean Stockwell - Star
Vincent Price - Star
Joe Pesci - Star
Charlie Sheen - Star
Jodie Foster - Star
Fred Ward - Star
Dennis Hopper - Star
Bob Dylan - Cameo
Alex Cox - Cameo
Dennis Hopper - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 11877
UPC 00012236118770
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 102 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.77:1
Features
DVD, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Foster,Jodie
Label Artisan Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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