Backstab (1990)

Genres - Mystery, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Erotic Thriller  |   Release Date - Oct 3, 1990 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Canada, United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Linda Rasmussen

Backstab an erotic, mystery thriller made in Canada, and directed by Jim Kaufman, is the story of an architect Cliff Murphy (James Brolin), who spends the night with a beautiful woman only to find his murdered boss next to him in bed. Cliff is framed for the murder, and he must prove his innocence. This average thriller, with a lackluster performance by James Brolin never really takes off. The pace is too leisurely and the courtroom finale and plot twists are not convincing. The cast also includes Meg Foster who gives a convincing performance and some beautiful color photography by Rodney Gibbons. Despite some good moments and good production values, Backstab fails to either thrill or entertain.



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