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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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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In the note on Albert Einstein'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 the language of New Zealand's Maori people. 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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Before Alex is 'freejacked' his fire suit does not have 'Champion' spark plugs patches on it. After he is 'freejacked' they appear on his suit. See more »

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Newswoman: So how do you like it here?
Alex Furlong: [drunk] I don't. Everybody's chasing me.
Newswoman: What is it they all want?
Alex Furlong: My body.
Newswoman: Mmmm...
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Newswoman: self-absorbed type.
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Furlong on the run from a rolling stone!
18 August 2003 | by (Minneapolis, MN, USA) – See all my reviews

Emilio Estevez is on the run in this not-too-futuristic movie about a Gran Prix driver who dies in a crash out on the race course....or did he? Turns out people can be transported into the future where even Coppertone with UVA sunblock 2,000,000 won't save your skin and it's everyone for themselves. Mick Jagger is the man being paid to deliver him to the man who wants Emilio's body.

The first thing I ask myself is whether this movie is believable or not. The answer is possibly. The way our society is going, we are headed for those kind of planetary results. The movie, from the enjoyment side, is not bad (they could have had a better bad guy than Jagger). But it DOES get me to think: "Is this what we're headed for?" Man! I really hope not!


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