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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
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Man in Dining Car
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Waiter in Dining Car
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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 more »

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Time isn't the only thing getting warped. 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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Trivia

Huey (Dennis Hopper) says, "You can't just go to your local video store and rent Easy Rider (1969) to be a rebel." Hopper directed and starred in "Easy Rider". See more »

Goofs

During the shootout on the train near the end of the movie, John's wristwatch is there, then it's gone, then it's back again. See more »

Quotes

John Buckner: You want to know why, Mr. Walker? Because from here to Spokane, you and I are joined at the hip. You do what I say when I say it. You don't even take a piss without me watching. If you try to escape, I'm authorized to stop you any way I see fit. Do I make myself clear?
Huey Walker: Don't worry, kid. I won't give you no exuse to blow me away.
John Buckner: That's good.
Huey Walker: Hey, do you want to watch me piss now?
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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The Bottom Line
By Mick Jones
Performed by Big Audio Dynamite
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
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Second that emotion
14 November 2000 | by (Falls Church, VA USA) – See all my reviews

Second that emotion

`Flashback' is not a great film. It has a good plot with some nice twists along the way, and top-notch performances by Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland (perhaps his best work yet), Carol Kane, Paul Dooley, Richard Masur and Michael McKean. But there is too much violence and profanity for this type of film, and the ending seems unbelievable and wrong.

What makes me recommend "Flashback" is that it did something that only one other film has done for me. It took me back in time emotionally. `American Graffiti" made me feel like I felt when I was in high school in the early 1960s, cruising the local drive-in restaurant with friends and trying to navigate unfamiliar romantic waters.

There is a scene in `Flashback' when the Masur and McKean characters are listening to a tape of a speech delivered 20 years earlier by Hopper. At that moment I was transformed back to the late 1960s, a recent college grad trying to find my way in a confusing and rapidly-changing culture. It was a chilling moment for me, one I don't know if I'll ever feel again. And I'm grateful to Director Franco Amurri and the actors for giving it to me.


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