The Dark Backward (1991)

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A man pursues stand-up comedy encouraged by his fellow garbage man. Though his friend, who accompanies him on accordion, continues to tell him how great he is, he actually stinks. When the ... See full summary »




  • Judd Nelson in The Dark Backward (1991)
  • Johnny Mask in The Dark Backward (1991)
  • Judd Nelson in The Dark Backward (1991)
  • Bill Paxton, Judd Nelson, and Claudia Christian in The Dark Backward (1991)
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  • Bill Paxton, Judd Nelson, and Wayne Newton in The Dark Backward (1991)

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14 February 2004 | CaptainChunk
Creepy Stuff
This movie is creepy and amazing. It's like an overlong Liquid Television sketch. The actors, the sets, everything looks dirty and depressing. Bil Paxton is never clean, Jud Nelson never stops sweating, Laura Flynn Boyle never looks happy, and the town never has sunlight. It'll throw you off if not prepared, but honestly, it's a great movie. It makes no sense, except in the world it created, and that's the beauty of it. This movie is great.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,917 28 July 1991

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