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Directed by Alan Smithee, and written by Rachel Kronstadt Mann (screenplay), "Catchfire" (also known as "Ore contate", "Backtrack", "Do It the Hard Way") is an Action/Drama/Romance/Thriller film, released on April 03 of 1990 in the USA , starring Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price, John Turturro and Fred Ward.

When murder is your business, you'd better not fall in love with your work.

Who directed "Catchfire":

Catchfire was directed by Alan Smithee, a director, writer, and actor.

Before Catchfire, Alan Smithee had directed Ganheddo, released in 1989, Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987), Death of a Gunfighter (1969). Since, he directed Solar Crisis, released in 1990, The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990), The Birds II: Land's End (1994), Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996), Dilemma (1997), and Picture of Priority (1998).

What was the release date of "Catchfire":

Catchfire was first released on Tuesday, April 03, 1990, in the United States.. This was twenty-nine (29) years ago.

What is the casting of "Catchfire":

At the casting of Catchfire we find Dennis Hopper, previously seen in Flashback (1990) and Blood Red (1989); Jodie Foster (The Accused (1988), Stealing Home (1988)); Dean Stockwell (Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), The Blue Iguana (1988)) [ more... ]

  • Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell and Julie Adams also appeared in The Last Movie, released in 1971.
  • Dennis Hopper and John Turturro also appeared together in Search and Destroy, released in 1995.
  • Dennis Hopper and Dean Stockwell can be seen in Chasers, released in 1994.
  • Dennis Hopper and Frank Gio also worked together in The Pick-up Artist, released in 1987.

What is the Storyline of "Catchfire":

Conceptual artist Anne Benton (Jodie Foster) creates electronic pieces that flash glib but superficially significant statements, and her work has begun to attract major media attention.

Driving home one night, Anne suffers a blowout on a deserted road and, while looking for help, witnesses a mafia hit supervised by Leo Carelli (Joe Pesci). Leo spots Anne, but she escapes and goes to the police.

They offer her a place in the federal witness protection program, but mob boss Lino Avoca (Vincent [...]

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