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


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2 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Migawka z przeszlosci  »

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$6,488,144 (USA)
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Trivia

The ending was filmed at an old beatnik hangout, City Lights Bookstore that is run by Lawrence Ferlinghetti who published Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Diane DiPrima, Jack Hirschman, and Allen Ginsberg which City Light's published his most famous poem, "Howl". See more »

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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 »

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Huey Walker: If you guys ever thought about brightening this place up, like, you know, a few plants, some flowers, you'd attract a better class of criminal. And man, if I can say one other thing, the room service sucks, and so do some of the customers.
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References The Jazz Singer (1927) See more »

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All Down the Line
Written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Published by ABKCO Music, Inc.
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of Promotone B.V.
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12 October 2000 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

Huey Walker(Hopper) is an hysterical character to watch in this film as a hippie who is very Abby Hoffman like. He is arrested by John Buckner (Sutherland), a tight-assed, republican, FBI agent. What is supposed to be a simple task of transporting a prisoner turns out a harder job than expected for Buckner. As they make their way from San Francisco to Spokane, they encounter many obstacles. From a kind hearted prostitute to a crooked sheriff to a Haight Ashbury leftover played brilliantly by the ever wonderful Carol Kane (Scrooged, Taxi). Watching Walker and Buckner try to out smart each other is fuuny as hell, and chemistry between Sutherland and Hopper is great. You see the geninue friendship between them. The funniest scene, of which there are many, is when Walker is down on his knees, covering his face in mud. Buckner instucts him to then put one hand in the air and one on his heart and sing "Mammy". The humor however is nothing more than a vehicle for the true meaning of this film : You Can't Change Who You Are or Where You Come From. That message is perhaps best expressed in the lines:

Buckner:So you're a phony? Walker:Yeah so? Buckner:Just like me.

I give this movie my highest rating: 10 stars!

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