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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
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Man in Dining Car
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Waiter in Dining Car
David Underwood ...
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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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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)  »

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

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 Easy Rider (1969) See more »

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Walk on the Wild Side
By Lou Reed
Performed by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Published by Screen Gems/EMI Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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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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