Backwards Movie

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Who's Involved:

Sarah Megan Thomas, Glenn Morshower, Ben Hickernell, Wynn Everett, James Van Der Beek, Margaret Colin

Release Date:

Friday, September 21, 2012 (New York / Los Angeles)

some mild language

Runtime: 1 hr, 29 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Abigail Brooks (Sarah Megan Thomas) has spent her lifetime trying to win an Olympic rowing medal, sacrificing friendship, love, and a "normal life" along the way. When she is named an alternate on the Olympic team she quits in haste. Defeated, Abi moves back home with her widowed, workaholic mother (Margaret Colin). Tension builds as Abi's mother urges her to "move on" from the rowing life that Abi's father, a coach, introduced her to. Unable to do so, but needing an immediate job, Abi seizes an open crew coach position at her alma mater, Union High. There, the head of athletics is her old boyfriend, Geoff (James Van Der Beek). Abi trains her high school rowers in an obsessive fashion, taking two girls, Hannah (Alexandra Metz) and Susan (Meredith Apfelbaum), under her wing. After the girls lose an important regional race, Abi reinvents herself as a coach, and, in the process, learns to have fun again both on the water and off.

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Who stars in Backwards: Cast List

... Abi Brooks

"Equity" , "A Call to Spy"  

... Geoff

"Standing Still" , "Labor Day"  

... Coach Spriklin

"Under the Stadium Lights" , "All the King's Men"  

... Mrs. Brooks

"Equity" , "First Daughter"  

... Reba


Who's making Backwards: Crew List

A look at the Backwards behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ben Hickernell last directed What We Found and Lebanon, Pa.. The film's writer Sarah Megan Thomas last wrote A Call to Spy.


Dada Films

Production Companies

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Production: What we know about Backwards?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

Backwards Release Date: When was the film released?

Backwards was released in 2012 on Friday, September 21, 2012 (New York / Los Angeles release). There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including Dredd, House at the End of the Street and Trouble With the Curve.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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