Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race-car driver to New York in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.

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McCandless
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Auto racer Alex Furlong is snatched by time travel, a split second before a fatal explosion, by Vasendak's 21st-century team of techies, who plan to sell his healthy body to an ailing rich man at McCandless Corporation, for a mind transfer. He escapes, but has no rights in this nightmare future of violence and sleaze. The story concerns his survival, and his attempt to revive his relationship with his fiancée Julie, now 15 years older and an executive at McCandless. Written by Will Briggs <wbriggs@sirius.uta.edu>

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Time flies. But to survive the year 2009, he'll need to move a lot faster. See more »


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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »
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17 January 1992 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,129,000 (USA)
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According to reports at the time of the production and interviews with some members of cast and crew, original version of the movie had disastrous test screening, so producer Ronald Shusett was brought in to re-shoot around 40% of the movie and add more character scenes and humor. Emilio Estevez also mentioned how director Geoff Murphy let them down by focusing too much on action in his original cut of the film. See more »

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In the warehouse Alex drops his weapon after he gets disarmed by a soldier and raises both his hands. When he escapes 3 seconds later, he is using his pistol but wasn't seen bending over picking it up off the ground. See more »

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Alex Furlong: Man, if it's come down to this. What's the point?
Eagle Man: He Riddles me. The ancient riddle: "What's the point?" Have you ever seen an eagle flying back to his home with dinner for the Mrs. and all the little eagle babies. And he's flying against the wind and he's flying in the rain and he's flying through bullets and all kinds of hell, and then right at that moment when he's about to get back to his nest, he says, "What the fuck, it's a drag being an eagle" and right then two little x'es comes across ...
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Down in Flames
Written by Bill Payne (as B. Payne), Martin Kibbee (as M. Kibbee), Craig Fuller (as C. Fuller),
Paul Barrere (as P. Barrere) and Neon Park (as N. Park)
Performed by Little Feat
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Records
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Comparative values
29 August 2005 | by (Montreal, QC) – See all my reviews

It may well be that this movie deserves the low praise it got from the IMDb voters, but then how many newer sci-fi movies getting higher scores have really done better? This 1992 flick has been sitting on my DVD shelf for some time now and I've decided to re-watch it after seeing the new sci-fi blockbuster "The Island" (I've seen some parallels between the two that brought "Freejack" back to my mind). Special effects notwithstanding, I still believe that the older movie comes out a winner. There is just that much of a better story telling, coherence, actor play and a general ambiance that makes "Freejack" a movie one would want to watch over and over again. The movie is WELL-DONE. It's driven by a simple plot yet its imagery is clear and consistent and the characters have enough development for the audience to care for. A definite must for any sci-fi movie collection.


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