Switchback is a 1997 western thriller starring Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, Jared Leto, Ted Levine, William Fichtner and R. Lee Ermey, set in Amarillo, Texas and moving through New Mexico & Southern Colorado. It was written and directed by Jeb Stuart. A woman is killed while babysitting a young boy; the killer takes him when he leaves the house. A few months later a man and cleaning woman are killed at a motel in Amarillo, Texas. Amarillo's longtime sheriff, Buck Olmstead (R. Lee Ermey), is up for reelection. Both he and opponent Jack McGinnis (William Fichtner) are eager to be the one to solve a big murder case before Election Day. Meanwhile, a hitchhiker named Lane Dixon (Jared Leto) is picked up by Bob Goodall (Danny Glover), an affable drifter. FBI agent Frank LaCrosse (Dennis Quaid) turns up in Amarillo and tells Olmstead he is in charge of tracking down an elusive serial killer, the person he suspects is responsible for the murders.