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Back to Back (1996)





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An explosive situation erupts when a mob war thrusts a yakuza, an ex-cop, and his adolescent daughter into a deadly, no-win situation. Booted in disgrace from the L.A. police force Bob Malone (Michael Rooker) suffers a seemingly endless unlucky streak. Matters don't improve when a robbery led by a crazed criminal (Bob Goldthwait) transpires at the bank where Malone is filling out foreclosure papers. Witnessing the crime, something inside Malone snaps and he single-handedly wipes out most of the robber gang. Unfortunately, the ringleader escapes and Malone ends up jailed by his corrupt former colleague Lt. Tony Dussecq (Tom Laughlin). At the same time, two Japanese yakuza arrive in L.A. to deliver a special message to L.A.'s most prominent Mafia don. The yakuza are in a restaurant when the bank robber (wearing a vest covered with explosives) bursts in and threatens to blow the place up. One of the Japanese, Koji (Ryo Ishibashi), intervenes in an explosive sequence. He too ends up at the police station just as Malone's feisty teen daughter Chelsea (Danielle Harris) arrives with bail money. The yakuza suddenly escapes, taking Chelsea and Malone with him as hostages. Now pursued by the crooked coppers and the mob, the unlikely threesome have no choice but to team up to survive.


Fred Willard
as Loan Officer
Frank D'Amico
as Delorenzo
Leland Orser
as Wheelchair Guy
Jake Johannsen
as Officer James
Yasushi Kojima
as Joe Snapper
John Hammil
as Maitre D'
Bob Delegall
as Sergeant Donahue
Scott Leva
as Officer Williams
Steve Akahoshi
as Officer Tamsoka
Jonathan Ross
as Officer Tucker
Ken Lesco
as Getaway Driver
Geoff Bolt
as Limo Driver
Randall Huber
as Officer Bryant
Ron MacLachlan
as Officer Ross
Peter Mele
as Lafayette
Tom Linka
as Tape Operator Officer
Hi Border
as Waitress
Christy Harrell
as Snapper Girl
Dawn Morgan
as Snapper Girl
Peggy Vesperman
as Snapper Girl
Eddie Frierson
as Memphis DJ
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I had no idea this was a sequel. It's also not like I felt as if I were missing somethin coming in late. Just seems to be another run of the mill buddy cop flick. Rooker plays the kind of guy he always does. It's nothing new or unique. Not horrible but there are better things to watch out there.

Aurelius Duchtius
Aurelius Duchtius

Super Reviewer

Ok follow up to an ok movie. Not much special but a straight man performance by Bobcat Goldthwait is almost worth watching for lol.

Nicky Mo
Nicky Mo

Super Reviewer

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