After suffering a brain injury from a bank robbery that went wrong, MacDonald develops amnesia and is interned in a psychiatric ward. After his seventh year of imprisonment, he is pressured by an inmate and a doctor on duty to get out of prison, and they inject him with a serum that forces him to relive the life he has forgotten. MacDonald must now elude a local detective, a hardened FBI agent and the dangerous side effects of the drug to recover the stolen money.
Initial release: December 14, 2018 (USA)
Director: Brian A. Miller
Cinematography: Peter Holland
Executive producer: Noel Ashman
I never thought I would see the day when Sylvester Stallone would charge second place behind actor Ryan Guzman of The Boy Next Door, but here we are. Guzmán is the protagonist of this thriller (I guess?), But the focus of this trailer focuses mainly on Stallone and Matthew Modine. Modine plays a suspect who suffers a brain injury during a robbery. The injury leaves him with amnesia and takes him to a psychiatric ward in the prison, which inspires a roommate of psychiatry (Guzman) and a doctor (Meadow Williams) to get him out in the hope of tracking down the loot. lost. On his way are a policeman (Stallone) and an FBI agent (Christopher McDonald).
This trailer makes Backtrace look like a cross between the Heat Thieves’ Den and Scott Frank’s long-forgotten thriller The Lookout. Stallone is still able to get a good performance (Creed II shows it), and it’s always nice to see Modine pop up from time to time. Still, I’m not so sure about this. It looks like a Z-grade movie that was lucky to get some recognizable names. But maybe it becomes a funny surprise. Despite all its derivation, I enjoyed the trashy chaos of the mentioned Den of Thieves. If Backtrace can capture some of that, it might be worth watching.
Backtrace opens in theaters and at the request of Lionsgate Premiere on December 14, 2018.