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21st June 1988
1h 33m
Gilbert Cates

Backfire is a Drama Mystery film released on 21st June 1988; Gilbert Cates directed the film which stars Bernie Casey, Jeff Fahey, and Keith Carradine.


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.

Cast (22)

Bernie Casey's profile
Bernie Casey
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 47
Jeff Fahey's profile
Jeff Fahey
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 34
Keith Carradine's profile
Keith Carradine
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 37
Jay Brazeau's profile
Jay Brazeau
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 33
Karen Allen's profile
Karen Allen
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 35
Philip Sterling's profile
Philip Sterling
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 64
Virginia Capers's profile
Virginia Capers
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 61
Dinah Manoff's profile
Dinah Manoff
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 28
Antony Holland's profile
Antony Holland
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 66
Dean Paul Martin
Age WhileAt Filming ≈ 29

Production Companies

ITC Entertainment Group

Backfire Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

9% 20-29
18% 30-39
5% 40-49
14% 60-69
55% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

32% Female
68% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Neutral/Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Backfire FAQ

When was Backfire released?

Backfire was released 36 years ago, on Tuesday June 21st, 1988.