The Dark Backwards (1991)

Film details

Alternative titles

  • The Dark Backward Original

Synopsis

The story of Martie, a nerdish, simple-minded garbage collector with a burning desire to be a professional stand-up comic and to win his dream girl. When an extra arm sprouts from his back, his once indifferent audiences become more attentive, and a smarmy talent scout promises Martie a big future in Hollywood.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top