Sarah Megan Thomas
Director: Ben Hickernell Cast: Sarah Megan Thomas
Sarah Megan Thomas
, James Van Der Beek
James Van Der Beek
, Glenn Morshower
Glenn Morshower
Ben Hickernell


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A would-be Olympic rower named Abi (Sarah Megan Thomas) is disillusioned when she doesn't make the U.S. team, and she soon decides to become a high-school coach. In the process, she reconnects with an old flame (James Van Der Beek) and gets her life together.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/11/2012
UPC: 0625828615726
Original Release: 2012
Rating: PG
Source: Peace Arch Trinity
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:29:00

Special Features

cc The making of Backwards Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sarah Megan Thomas Abigail Brooks
James Van Der Beek Geoff
Glenn Morshower Coach Spriklin
Margaret Colin Dianne Brooks
David Alan Basche Cox
Alexandra Metz Hannah
Meredith Apfelbaum Susan
Alysia Reiner Meghan
Wynn Everett Reba
Ellis Walding Preston
Kiandra Wilshire Coxswain
Liz Holtan Beth
Marceline Hugot Mrs. Atkinson
Alexa Salame Vanessa
Reema Zaman Ticket Agent
Jeanette Daily Kelsey
Mauri Honickman Jill
Peter Pryor Abi's Dad
Margo Shoenberg Young Abi
Nicole Colina Rude Waitress
Brian Cheng Loud Cashier
April Yvette Thompson Airport Worker
Christopher Mann Man
Brea Bee Giselle

Technical Credits
Ben Hickernell Director
Phillip J. Bartell Editor
Sarah Beers Costumes/Costume Designer
Harlan Bosmajian Cinematographer
Brian David Cange Co-producer
David A. Hoffman Co-producer
Alex Brook Lynn Production Designer
Katie McNabb Co-producer
Alysia Reiner Associate Producer
Tony Schneider Co-producer
Frank Thomas Associate Producer
Sarah Megan Thomas Executive Producer
David Torn Score Composer
James Van Der Beek Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Backwards
1. Chapter 1 [5:05]
2. Chapter 2 [5:15]
3. Chapter 3 [5:42]
4. Chapter 4 [5:50]
5. Chapter 5 [5:07]
6. Chapter 6 [6:18]
7. Chapter 7 [7:55]
8. Chapter 8 [5:53]
9. Chapter 9 [5:31]
10. Chapter 10 [5:55]
11. Chapter 11 [5:12]
12. Chapter 12 [5:04]
13. Chapter 13 [6:34]
14. Chapter 14 [3:58]
15. Chapter 15 [5:59]
16. Chapter 16 [3:19]

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Backwards 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
michelledavis More than 1 year ago
BACKWARDS is  a great film - so much more than a sports film or romantic comedy. Its a really wonderful exploration of following a dream and what happens when it doesn't look just the way you imagined. I loved this film so much, from the leads  to the supporting roles ( Alysia Reiner is hysterical in a cameo as Sarah Megan Thomas'  best friend)  Its a great film to watch with your kids (aged 7-37)  and to talk about life, dreams and happiness. I couldn't recommend it more.
ShannonRT More than 1 year ago
Backwards is a charming, upbeat story with heart and substance. Whether you're a sports aficionado, a fan of romantic comedy or a devotee of James Van Der Beek, you'll find something to love. I found it so refreshing to see such a solid female cast - led by the talented Sarah Megan Thomas in her big screen debut. ¿¿Backwards is "Bend it Like Beckham" for rowing. It brings excitement and dramatic tension to the often unappreciated rigors of this sport. After watching the exquisitely filmed racing scenes I now have a much deeper appreciation for the passion and commitment rowing inspires for so many young athletes. Coming so soon after the Olympics, this film reminds us of the sacrifices behind athletic accomplishment and the rewards of true sportsmanship.¿¿The sports theme is only one of several draws. Abi and Geoff (Thomas and Van Der Beek) have great charisma in the movie. The coaching scenes between Abi and "her girls" bring you back to high school and the relationships there formed. Some of the best scenes put in stark relief how competition can strain even the strongest of friendships - and how teamwork can overcome even major setbacks. Do see this movie!