Backfire (1988)

Before the night is over... someone will be rich, someone will be dead, someone will be avenged.

  • Genre: Thriller, Drama, Mystery
  • Release Date: 1988-06-21
  • User Rating: 5.1/10 from 9 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: ITC Entertainment
  • Production Country: Canada, United States of America
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Mara McAndrew's marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie, a Vietnam veteran, suffers troubling flashbacks about the war, leaving him unresponsive to her needs. Mara wants out, but she also wants Donnie's money. When Mara meets a mysterious stranger, Reed, at a local bar, she believes she has found the right person to help her out of her predicament. But Mara worries that Donnie's sister, Jill, is on to her.

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Editing Melvin Shapiro Editor
Writing Larry Brand Writer
Production Danton Rissner Producer
Writing Rebecca Reynolds Writer
Directing Gilbert Cates Director
Crew J.J. Makaro Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Anna Hill Johnstone Costume Design
Sound Ken Dufva Foley Artist
Costume & Make-Up Andrew Brown Costume Design
Art Sandy Arthur Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up John Inzerella Makeup Artist
Art Daniel A. Lomino Production Design
Camera Tak Fujimoto Director of Photography
Sound David Shire Original Music Composer
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Production Jane Feinberg Casting
Crew Jacob Rupp Stunt Coordinator
Crew Betty Thomas Quee Stunt Double
Crew David Jacox Stunt Double
Directing Donald Hauer First Assistant Director
Production Bob Gray Production Manager
Directing Wendy A. Ross Second Assistant Director
Directing Richard Coleman Third Assistant Director
Camera Cyrus Block Camera Operator
Camera John Sprungman Camera Trainee
Directing Cynnie Troup Script Supervisor
Camera Dillard Brinson Key Grip
Lighting John S. Bartley Gaffer
Lighting Rick Buckmaster Genetator Operator
Sound Larry Sutton Sound Mixer
Sound Graham Crowell Boom Operator
Art Mark Prior Assistant Set Decoration
Art Bill Thumm Property Master
Crew Roy Aborgast Special Effects Coordinator
Art Garry R. Brolley Construction Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Lola Kemp Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Jayne Dancose Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Michael Westmore Special Effects Makeup Artist
Crew Robert Weinberger Unit Publicist
Camera Jack Rowand Still Photographer
Production Eleanor Spencer Extras Casting
Crew Tink Ten Eyck Production Controller
Production Karen Ann Stewart Production Coordinator
Production Diana J. Austin Production Accountant
Crew Tim Myers Post Production Supervisor
Editing Charles V. Coleman Assistant Editor
Editing Michael Smith Assistant Editor
Sound James J. Klinger Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Jack Kirschner Sound Editor
Sound Richard Adams Sound Editor
Sound Horace Manzanares Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Erma E. Levin Music Editor
Sound Gregory H. Watkins Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Bill W. Benton Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound William L. McCaughey Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Dean Paul Martin In Memory Of