F.B.I. agent Frank LaCrosse returns home to find his home has been broken into, his son is missing and Missy the babysitter is lying in a pool of her own insides. Her murder being the hallmarks of a elusive enigmatic serial killer whose slaughter spree...stretches nearly two years. Frank's desperate pursuit leads to Amarillo, Texas, where two more victims matching the killers M.O. have been found slashed to death. As Frank searches for his suspect the local Sheriff Buck Olmstead and his Deputy Nate Booker investigate the killings in-between a heated election feud, with his competition police chief Jack McGinnis. All the while drifting former doctor Lane Dixon is picked up by ex-railroad man, Bob Goodall. As a local Mechanic, Clyde 'Shorty' Callahan becomes the latest victim. Frank hopes and prays to find this sociopath before he disappears perhaps forever into the rocky mountainsWritten by
In the beginning of the movie, the killer straightens a picture/painting, and when Dr and Bob are visiting shorty and fixing the Cadillac, Bob is walking around the room looking at photos. Bob straightens a photo, much like the killer. See more »
After the accident Frank is climbing the hill towards the train. There are several paths of footprints thru the fresh snow. One to the left and another up the path he is climbing. See more »
Missy, the Babysitter:
Whoo! There. Your folks are going to be home soon, and they're going to get me if they see you're still up.
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I was surprised by this film quite a bit. I thought it would be another mediocre paint-by-the-number genre piece. To my amazement Switchback is a taut and suspenseful film. Its fun to see Danny Glover cast against type. By no means a masterpiece, but well worth watching by thriller fans
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