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Flashback (1990)

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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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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 ...
Deputy
Bobby Price ...
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 offenses dating back to his days as a celebrated hippie radical. After Walker dupes Buckner on the train he 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Whilst in the dining car of the train, Dennis Hopper's character refers to Kiefer Sutherland's character as a 'rebel without applause' which is an obvious reference to Rebel Without A Cause, the famous 1955 film starring James Dean which co-starred Dennis Hopper. 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

Barry: [disguising his voice] We're very desperate men.
Huey Walker: Well, you sound like very desperate women.
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References Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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All Along the Watchtower
By Bob Dylan
Performed by Jimi Hendrix
Courtesy of A.R.M.N.V.
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A great film
1 March 2003 | by (Cincinnati Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is one of those all around great films that anyone can enjoy. When I was young I thought it was really funny. Now I get all the deeper messages and plot details, and like the movie all the more for it. This is also one of the two movies that can make me cry. The other is Grave of the Fireflies. The other aspects of the film, besides plot, are great too. The characters play off each other really well. The filming is good, and the comedy doesn't compromise the more serious nature of the film.


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