Scripter Jeb Stuart (Die Hard) made his directorial debut with this thri ller about an FBI agent in pursuit of a serial killer. Polit ically ambi tious Amarillo police chief Jack McGinnis (William Fichtner) uses a loca l murder to gain votes in his campaign, a setback for Sheriff Buck Olms tead (R. Lee Ermey), up for re-election. The situation looks better for Olmstead after FBI agent Frank LaCross e (Dennis Quaid) arrives to track the killer. LaCrosse has a personal agenda: he's convinced this killer is the man who kidnapped hi s son. Meanwhile, ex-medical student Lane Di xon (Jared Leto), hitchhiking across New Mexico, gets a lift from friend ly Bob Goodall ( Danny Glover), a former rail worker who later rescues D ixon from menacing miners in a bar. Red herrings throughout conceal the true identity of the killer. Some scenes were filmed at an altitude of 1 0,000 feet in Red Cliff, Colorado. Working titles include: Going West in America, Going West. Shown at the 1997 Denver Film Festival.
- Run Time: 127:00
- Street Date: 1/1/2013
- Rated: R
- Dimensions: 7.0 inches (H) x 0.5 inches (W) x 5.5 inches (L)
- Weight: 1.0 pounds
- Included in the box: Switchback (DVD)
- Made in United States