Backfire Poster

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2002

R|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Mara McAndrew's (Karen Allen) marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie (Jeff Fahey), 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 (Keith Carradine), 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 (Dinah Manoff), is on to her.

Cast: Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey, Bernie Casey, Dinah Manoff, Dean-Paul Martin, Virginia Capers, Philip Sterling

Director: Gilbert Cates

Genres: Thriller

Keywords: Rivalry, Tense, Wife, Bar, 1980s, Sister, Dark, Temptation, Suspenseful