Backtrack


1h 38m 1990

Brief Synopsis

After accidentally witnessing a mafia murder, a Los Angeles artist is hunted down by the killers, the police and a lovestruck hit-man.

Film Details

Also Known As
Back Track, Catch Fire, Catchfire
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
1990
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA; Taos, New Mexico, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

After accidentally witnessing a mafia murder, a Los Angeles artist is hunted down by the killers, the police and a lovestruck hit-man.

Film Details

Also Known As
Back Track, Catch Fire, Catchfire
MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
1990
Location
Seattle, Washington, USA; Taos, New Mexico, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

After post-production trouble, reportedly over Hopper's three-hour cut, he opted for the Director's Guild of America moniker "Alan Smithee." The film was subsequently recut and rescored.

Began shooting May 16, 1988.

Bob Dylan has an uncredited walk-on.

Joe Pesci has an uncredited supporting role.

The conceptual artworks by character Anne Benton (Jodie Foster) are actually by reknowned artist Jenny Holzer.

Televised over Showtime December 14, 1991.

Released in United States on Video March 11, 1992 (director's cut)

Released in United States August 1990 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 11-26, 1990.)

Released in United States November 1990 (Shown at London Film Festival November 8-25, 1990.)

Released in United States 1990

Released in United States August 1990

Released in United States November 1990

Released in United States on Video March 11, 1992

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 11-26, 1990.

Shown at London Film Festival November 8-25, 1990.

Shown at the Seattle International Film Festival May 28 & June 1, 1990.

Formerly distributed by Vestron Video.

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at the Seattle International Film Festival May 28 & June 1, 1990.)