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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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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The racing footage was filmed at Road Atlanta using Formula Atlantic cars. See more »

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When the 2 motorcycles start to chase Alex, both of the motorbike starts as Honda 750 VFR and, when on crash, they are suddenly Kawasaki 500 Ninja. 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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International Bright Young Thing
Written by Mike Edwards (as M. Edwards)
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Courtesy of Food Records/SBK Records
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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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