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Flashback (1990)

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In 1989, clean-cut FBI man John Buckner is detailed to escort heavily-bearded Huey Walker back to jail for offences dating back to his days as a celebrated hippy radical. After Walker dupes... See full summary »

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Huey Walker
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Maggie
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Stark
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Sheriff Hightower
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Barry
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Hal
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Sparkle
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Phil Prager
Eric Lorentz ...
Prison Guard
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Prison Guard
Jack Casperson ...
Man in Dining Car
Dwayne Carrington ...
Waiter in Dining Car
David Underwood ...
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Deputy
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In 1989, clean-cut FBI man John Buckner is detailed to escort heavily-bearded Huey Walker back to jail for offences dating back to his days as a celebrated hippy radical. After Walker dupes Buckner on the train and himself falls into the hands of a couple of well-meaning refugees from the 60's, the two men with apparently nothing in common find themselves on the run together. But appearances can be deceptive. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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train | fbi | handcuffs | prison | hippie | See All (29) »

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The yippie and yuppie. Only a vowel stands between them. See more »


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2 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Migawka z przeszlosci  »

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$6,488,144 (USA)
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The first American film by Franco Amurri, the Italian director who worked as one of Federico Fellini's assistants on _City of Women (1980)_. See more »

Goofs

When Buckner and Walker board the train (in Oregon), Stark asks Sheriff Hightower where the next stop is. Hightower replies, "It's across the border into Canada." Washington State lies between Oregon and Canada; it's very unlikely that the train would bypass Washington state. See more »

Quotes

Huey Walker: Honestly, how many of you are here for the free sex?
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References The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Road Again
By Alan Wilson and Floyd Jones
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of EMI Records
Published by EMI Unart Music, Inc./Fredrick Music Company
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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A Fun Period Or The Beginning Of The End?
14 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For the most part, this is an enjoyable "flashback" for most folks, a look back at the wild and crazy late 1960s. I would have enjoyed it more without all the blasphemous exclamations out of Keifer Sutherland's mouth.

For those who loved the '60s and its hippie-far Left political and cultural stances, this will be a nostalgic remembrance of those days. For those who think that period was the beginning of the end, morally and culturally for the U.S., this film will demonstrate that, too.

Regardless of where one is politically, the film moves very fast, is very entertaining, and has almost no credibility. In parts, it's just embarrassing it is so ludicrous.

Dennis Hopper is very believable as the ex-"hippie" and Carol Kane is a hoot as the "flower child." The rest of the cast, led by Sutherland, is nothing but irritating.

Also, the soundtrack of '60s songs is excellent.


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