Backtrack [DVD] [English] [1991]

Dennis Hopper's 1991 made-for-cable thriller Backtrack (aka Catchfire) comes to DVD from Artisan with a widescreen transfer and Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo sound. The disc includes biographies and filmographies for Jodie Foster, Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price, John Turturro, and other members of the cast and crew. Other special features include production notes and a photo gallery.
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Special Features

  • 16 x 9 widescreen image
  • Photo gallery
  • English 2.0 Dolby Surround audio
  • Cast and crew information
  • Production notes
  • Digitally mastered
  • Scene access
  • Interactive menus
  • Closed Captioned


Originally prepared for European release under the title Catchfire, Backtrack wasn't given a wide distribution until 1991, and then only to capitalize on the Oscar win of Silence of the Lambs star Jodie Foster. In Backtrack, Foster plays a youngish innocent who witnesses a mob hit. Professional assassin Dennis Hopper is contracted to silence Foster for keeps. Instead, he falls in love with her. Directed by star Hopper, Backtrack has some of the feel of his earlier, better Easy Rider: the cast is populated by such old Hopper chums as Dean Stockwell, Charlie Sheen, Joe Pesci, Bob Dylan, Vincent Price and Julie Adams; and, like Easy Rider, it looks as though the story was improvised during filming. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Dennis Hopper
    Dennis Hopper - Milo
  • Jodie Foster
    Jodie Foster - Anne Benton
  • Dean Stockwell
    Dean Stockwell - John Luponi
  • Vincent Price
    Vincent Price - Mr. Lino Avoca
  • Fred Ward
    Fred Ward - Pauling
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