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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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Alex Furlong died today. Eighteen years from now, he'll be running for his life. 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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On VHS copies of the film, the music video for Scorpions "Hit between the Eyes" is included. The video contains concert footage and scenes from the movie. See more »

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When Julie is driving the red armored personnel carrier, exterior shots have her in the right seat. Interior shots have her sitting in the left seat. See more »

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Alex Furlong: How the hell do you eat river rat?
Eagle Man: Well, first you gotta cut off the head and the tail, and then you gut it. Then it's all a matter of the sauce. You don't just plop down a rodent on a plate and say here's your river rat would you like red wine or white with 'em. Not that there's any wine around here anyway.
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Hit Between the Eyes
Written by Klaus Meine (as K. Meine), Rudolf Schenker (as R. Schenker), Herman Rarebell (as H. Rarebell) and Jim Vallance (as J. Vallence)
Performed by Scorpions
Courtesy of Mercury/PolyGram Records Inc.
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Novel Concept
26 February 1999 | by (Rolla, MO) – See all my reviews

"Freejack" has one of the more unique twists on time travel, with people of the present being snatched away from a certain death to the future. It also begins to develop a unique feel and look to it. However, it's slow in several spots and doesn't develop the imagery as well as it could.

Emilio Estevez didn't seem right for the part, he looked and came across as a kid playing in a role meant for someone older and wiser. Rene Russo is wonderful as always, and Anthony Hopkins does the best he can with his limited character, but both of them are spent on the sidelines.

The real surprise was Mick Jagger, who made a wicked villain. I wonder why he hasn't tried acting in more movies. "Freejack" has largely been forgotten, but it's still worth a look.


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