The Dark Backward (1991)

07/26/1991 (US) Comedy 1h 41m

It's the world inside out.


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 "comedian" grows a third arm out of his back, the friend uses this twist to get him signed up with a sleazy talent agent, and it begins to look like his career is on the move, even though his girlfriend has left him.

  1. Adam Rifkin

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Judd Nelson

    Judd Nelson

    Marty Malt

  2. Bill Paxton

    Bill Paxton


  3. Wayne Newton

    Wayne Newton

    Jackie Chrome

  4. Lara Flynn Boyle

    Lara Flynn Boyle


  5. James Caan

    James Caan

    Dr. Scurvy

  6. Rob Lowe

    Rob Lowe

    Dirk Delta

  7. Claudia Christian

    Claudia Christian


  8. Billy Bob Thornton

    Billy Bob Thornton

    Patron at Sloppy's

  9. King Moody

    Twinkee Doodle

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The Dark Backward
The Dark Backward

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -


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