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Writer (WGA):
David Loughery (written by)
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Release Date:
2 February 1990 (USA) See more »
A fed from the 80s is taking a fugitive from the 60s on a little trip - and vice versa. See more »
In 1989, clean-cut FBI man John Buckner is detailed to escort heavily-bearded Huey Walker back to jail... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dennis Hopper ... Huey Walker

Kiefer Sutherland ... John Buckner

Carol Kane ... Maggie

Paul Dooley ... Stark

Cliff De Young ... Sheriff Hightower

Richard Masur ... Barry

Michael McKean ... Hal

Kathleen York ... Sparkle

Tom O'Brien ... Phil Prager
Eric Lorentz ... Prison Guard

Jan Van Sickle ... Prison Guard
Jack Casperson ... Man in Dining Car
Dwayne Carrington ... Waiter in Dining Car
David Underwood ... Deputy
Bobby Price ... Deputy
Timothy G. Riley ... Deputy
Liz Jury ... Barmaid
Kelli Van Londersele ... Girl in Bar

Allan Graf ... Studie
Kenneth Jensen Bryan ... Buckner's Father
Donna McMullen ... Buckner's Mother
Adam Seils ... Young Buckner
Alan August ... Hal's Son
Jason Iselin ... Barry's Son
Norm Silver ... Conductor
Jason Campbell ... Kid on Train
Wendelin Harston ... Woman on Train
Steve Spencer ... Man on Train
Delbert Highlands ... Loomis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

David Zambrano ... FBI Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Franco Amurri 
Writing credits
David Loughery (written by)

Produced by
David Loughery .... co-producer
Richard Stenta .... executive producer
Marvin Worth .... producer
Original Music by
Barry Goldberg 
Cinematography by
Stefan Czapsky (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Carroll Timothy O'Meara  (as C. Timothy O'Meara)
Casting by
Nancy Foy 
Production Design by
Vincent M. Cresciman  (as Vincent Cresciman)
Art Direction by
James Terry Welden 
Set Decoration by
Cecilia Rodarte 
Costume Design by
Eileen Kennedy 
Makeup Department
Karoly Balazs .... makeup artist (as Charles Balasz)
Candace Neal .... hair stylist
Production Management
Richard Stenta .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Greg Babcock .... second second assistant director (as Gregory Lynn Babcock)
Frank Bueno .... first assistant director
Randy Fife .... second unit director
Shannon Wilson .... second second assistant director
Wendy Yorkshire .... second assistant director
Art Department
Jamie Archer .... assistant construction coordinator
James Buckley .... property person (as James D. Buckley)
Donna J. Hattin .... scenic artist (as Donna Hattin)
Loy Hopkins .... property person
Nikita Knatz .... storyboard artist
Mary Ellen McPadden .... assistant property master
Karin Mirick .... scenic artist (as Karin D. Mirick)
John Philpotts .... lead person
William Pomeroy .... construction foreperson
C.P. 'Cass' Quitan .... property master
Ric Rawlins .... scenic artist
Arthur Riddle .... construction coordinator (as Art Riddle)
Greg Sanger .... property person
Ray Schelgunov .... property person
Don Stuber .... construction foreperson
Mya Vernon .... assistant art director
Christopher Windisch .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Boyd .... re-recording mixer
Fred J. Brown .... sound editor
Shelley Brown .... assistant sound editor
Linda Corbin .... foley mixer
Susan Dudeck .... sound editor
Thom 'Coach' Ehle .... sound consultant: Dolby (as Thom Ehle)
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Doug Hemphill .... re-recording mixer
Sarah Jacobs .... foley artist
Constance A. Kazmer .... sound editor
Nicholas Vincent Korda .... adr editor (as Nick Korda)
Rudy J. Lara .... machine room operator (as Rudy Lara)
Andy Nelson .... re-recording mixer
Margie O'Malley .... foley artist
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
John Pritchett .... production sound mixer
Carolann Sanchez-Shapiro .... assistant sound editor (as Carolann Sanchez Shapiro)
Michele Sharp .... supervising sound editor
Joel Shryack .... boom operator
Stan Siegel .... sound editor
Emily Strong Smith .... sound production assistant
Mark Smith .... re-recording mixer
Jack Snyder .... sound engineer
James S. Stewart .... sound recordist
Jay Wilkinson .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Jack Sessums .... miniature crew
Peter Slagle .... miniature crew
Shelley S. Boyle .... stunts
Randy Fife .... stunt coordinator (as Randy 'Fife')
Ben Loggins .... stunts
Cliff McLaughlin .... stunts
Gene McLaughlin .... stunts
Russell Towery .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Beascoechea .... director of photography: second unit
Thomas Browne .... second company grip (as Thomas V. Browne)
Philippe Carr-Forster .... camera operator: "a"camera (as Phil Carr-Forster)
John F. Cassidy .... first company grip
David Drewry .... electrician
David E. Duncan .... second assistant photographer
Cheddy D. Hart .... additional photographer (as Cheddy Hart)
David James .... still photographer
Charlie McNamara .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Charles Andrew McNamara)
Kevin Murphy .... chief rigging electrician
Felix Rivera .... chief lighting technician (as Felix A. Rivera)
Steven H. Smith .... camera operator: second unit
Daniel E. Teaze .... second assistant photographer
Zoran Veselic .... first assistant photographer
Ronald Vidor .... additional photography: second unit
Ronald Vidor .... panaglide operator
Wayne Baker .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Darwin Montana Browne .... grip (uncredited)
Billy Holdson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dave Schaaf .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond .... casting associate (as Cathy Sandrich)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dayna Cussler .... costumer
Leslie Weir .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Timothy Alverson .... assistant film editor
Mark Eggenweiler .... assistant film editor
Steve Mirkovich .... film editor
Julie Offer .... apprentice film editor (as Julie Karen Offer)
Bob Putynkowski .... color timer
Susan L. Vovsi .... apprentice film editor (as Susan Vovsi)
Location Management
Sherry Erickson .... assistant location manager (as Sherry Erickson-Babcock)
Greg Lazzaro .... location manager (as Gregory M. Lazzaro)
Music Department
Christopher Brooks .... supervising music editor (as Christopher S. Brooks)
Barry Goldberg .... orchestrator
Larold Rebhun .... music recording consultant
Sterling Smith .... orchestrator
Jody Worth .... music supervisor (as Jody Taylor Worth)
Don Sanders .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Lonnie Sill .... music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Ray Appel .... transportation co-captain (as Raymond L. Appel)
Michael Allen Bennett .... honeywagon driver
Andrew De Nicholas .... transportation coordinator (as Andrew DeNicholas)
Kevin Holland .... transportation captain
Ed Ramos .... transportation captain: San Francisco (uncredited)
Arte Shelton .... camera car driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Nyna Cravens .... assistant: Mr. Worth
Tony Criscione .... assistant production accountant
Chris Fisher .... production assistant
Bill Hansard Jr. .... rear screen projectionist (as William Hansard Jr.)
Bill Hansard .... rear screen projectionist (as Bill Hansard Sr.)
Don Hansard .... rear screen projectionist (as Donald R. Hansard Jr.)
Bob Havice .... extras wrangler
Pamela Hoffman .... production coordinator (as Pamela H. Hoffman)
Randall LaFollette .... production assistant (as Randall S. LaFollette)
Heidi McGuire .... production assistant
Denise A. Miller .... production assistant
Susana Preston .... script supervisor
Jay Roberts .... assistant accountant
Peter H. Saisselin .... production assistant
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator
Lauren Beth Strogoff .... unit publicist
Neal Thompson .... title designer
Susan Towner .... production accountant
Clarise Wood .... assistant production coordinator (as Clarice Wood)
Bill Greene .... production assistant (uncredited)

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108 min
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Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: 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 »
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.See more »
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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Peace, love, understanding and Humor!, 12 October 2000

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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