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Freejack (1992)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Sci-Fi  |  17 January 1992 (USA)
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Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race-car driver to 2009 New York, 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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Corrida Contra o Futuro  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$17,129,000 (USA)
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In the note on Albert Einstien's picture in the diner is a quote, "Imagination is more Important than Knowledge" attributed to Kia Ora. "Kia ora" is actually a phrase used as an informal greeting in Maori, the indigenous language of New Zealand. Director Geoff Murphy was born in New Zealand and in this particular instance, most Maori people would regard the greeting as very tongue-in-cheek. See more »

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During the chase scene and after he goes under the trailer, Alex's vehicle changes from a full-sized Chevy truck to a smaller S10 truck. See more »

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[after watching Furlong jumping to the river]
Victor Vacendak: you drink any of that, I'll be out of a job
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Written by Al Jourgensen (as A. Jourgensen), Paul Barker (as P. Barker),
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Derivative, fun movie for B movie fans.
7 December 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The plot: In the near future, the rich and powerful kidnap people from the past, in order to transfer their consciousness into them. Escapees are called "Freejacks", and hunted down mercilessly by bounty hunters. Our protagonist must now survive this cyberpunk dystopia, avoid recapture, and topple the evil system.

Objectively, Freejack is not a good movie. However, it's so cheesy, fun, and entertaining that I can forgive it when it degenerates into derivative, B-movie clichés, bad acting, and bad dialogue. I remember being quite skeptical about Mick Jagger, back when this this movie was released, but he was actually pretty tolerable. Plus, unlike some other people, I've always liked Emilio Estevez. Granted, Estevez is not exactly at the top of his game here, but in glorified B movies like Freejack, I'm extremely forgiving of acting and special effects.

Maybe this movie works better if you were a teenager when it came out, but I've always thought it got unfairly savaged by critics and audiences who took it entirely way too seriously. Of COURSE the plot is ridiculous and over-the-top. It's got Mick Jagger and David Johansen in it, for God's sake! How can you take that seriously? However, if you can find entertainment in even the worst B movies, then I can't recommend Freejack more highly.


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