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Overview

Scripter Jeb Stuart Die Hard made his directorial debut with this thriller about an FBI agent in pursuit of a serial killer. Politically ambitious Amarillo police chief Jack McGinnis William Fichtner uses a local murder to gain votes in his campaign, a setback for Sheriff Buck Olmstead R. Lee Ermey, up for re-election. The situation looks better for Olmstead after FBI agent Frank LaCrosse Dennis Quaid arrives to track the killer. LaCrosse has a personal agenda: he's convinced this killer is the man who kidnapped ...
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Overview

Scripter Jeb Stuart Die Hard made his directorial debut with this thriller about an FBI agent in pursuit of a serial killer. Politically ambitious Amarillo police chief Jack McGinnis William Fichtner uses a local murder to gain votes in his campaign, a setback for Sheriff Buck Olmstead R. Lee Ermey, up for re-election. The situation looks better for Olmstead after FBI agent Frank LaCrosse Dennis Quaid arrives to track the killer. LaCrosse has a personal agenda: he's convinced this killer is the man who kidnapped his son. Meanwhile, ex-medical student Lane Dixon Jared Leto, hitchhiking across New Mexico, gets a lift from friendly Bob Goodall Danny Glover, a former rail worker who later rescues Dixon from menacing miners in a bar. Red herrings throughout conceal the true identity of the killer. Some scenes were filmed at an altitude of 10,000 feet in Red Cliff, Colorado. Working titles include: Going West in America, Going West. Shown at the 1997 Denver Film Festival.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Theatrical trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
Switchback's lead character is a serial killer. Of course, he's a "movie serial killer," which means that he doesn't kill for sexual pleasure and he's sane enough to out-think the entire cast. Jared Leto plays one of the dumbest characters ever put on screen, but R. Lee Ermey is watchable as always and there's an exciting climax set on a moving train speeding through the snowy wilderness. The screenplay is needlessly complicated, with too many subplots that dilute the intensity of the action scenes (Die Hard was far more pure in comparison) but it's entertaining nonetheless.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929305117
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Color / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:58:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 27,797

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Quaid Frank LaCrosse
Danny Glover Bob Goodall
Jared Leto Lane Dixon
R. Lee Ermey Sheriff Buck Olmstead
Ted Levine Dep. Nate Booker
William Fichtner Chief Jack McGinnis
Leo Burmeister Shorty
Merle Kennedy Betty
Julio Oscar Mechoso Jorge Martinez
Orville Stoeber Saldez
Ted Markland Bartender
Technical Credits
Jeb Stuart Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Conrad Buff Editor
Pam Dixon Casting
Mel Efros Executive Producer
Betsy Heimann Costumes/Costume Designer
Jeffrey Howard Production Designer
Gale Anne Hurd Producer
David Kelson Sound Mixer
Vincent Lascoumes Asst. Director
Basil Poledouris Score Composer
Keith Samples Executive Producer
Carl Stensel Art Director
Oliver Wood Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Switchback
1. Chapter 1
2. Chapter 2
3. Chapter 3
4. Chapter 4
5. Chapter 5
6. Chapter 6
7. Chapter 7
8. Chapter 8
9. Chapter 9
10. Chapter 10
11. Chapter 11
12. Chapter 12
13. Chapter 13
14. Chapter 14
15. Chapter 15
16. Chapter 16
17. Chapter 17
18. Chapter 18
19. Chapter 19
20. Chapter 20
21. Chapter 21
22. Chapter 22
23. Chapter 23
24. Chapter 24
25. Chapter 25
26. Chapter 26
27. Chapter 27
28. Chapter 28
29. Chapter 29
30. Chapter 30
31. Chapter 31
32. Chapter 32
33. Chapter 33
34. Chapter 34
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Disc #1 -- Switchback
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  • Posted July 1, 2014

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

    Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!

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