Backflash is the comedic story of bored video store owner, Ray (Robert Patrick), who gets more adventure than he bargained for when he embarks on a road trip and picks up a hitchhiker, Harley (Jennifer Esposito). Harley, released from prison, seeks to take care of some unfinished business. Two million dollars of stolen money is sitting in a bank in a safe deposit box. She convinces Ray to impersonate her husband to retrieve the money so she can smuggle it from the country. The bank manager realizes that Ray is not Harley's husband and gets the FBI involved. What Ray doesn't know is that Harley is also being pursued by a mobster (Colm Meaney), who feels he is the rightful owner of the money. Ray, chased by the FBI and mobsters, is sure that Harley is not telling him everything, but his new life on the run is anything but boring.