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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
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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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A fed from the 80s is taking a fugitive from the 60s on a little trip - and vice versa. 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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In the (Denver) train depot, Dennis Hopper made fast friends with the two Chinese children (seen in the film, waving at his character). He spent his off time, playing with the kids, during set up and their reactions to him in the film are authentic. See more »

Goofs

John Buckner tells Huey that his mother spun silk on a wooden loom. A loom is for weaving yarn not spinning it. She could have "woven" silk on a wooden loom. Silk is spun on a spindle or a spinning wheel. Both a spindle and a spinning wheel can be made of wood. See more »

Quotes

Huey Walker: You know what your problem is?
John Buckner: What?
Huey Walker: You like me. You just won't admit it.
John Buckner: Let me tell you something, Mr. Walker...
Huey Walker: What happened to "Huey?"
John Buckner: When you were riding around on your Indian and wiping your ass with the American flag, my father was in Vietnam. He fought there, and he died there too. So don't tell me I like you, because I hate your fucking guts, okay?
Huey Walker: I'm sorry about your dad. (Buckner shrugs) Yeah, I wiped my ass with the flag, I did. Gave me a rash.
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References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

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People Get Ready
By Curtis Mayfield
Performed by Bob Dylan
Produced by Barry Goldberg
Bob Dylan performs courtesy of CBS Records Inc.
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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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