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Freejack (1992)

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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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Julie Redlund
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McCandless
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Boone
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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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Corrida Contra o Futuro  »

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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 »

Goofs

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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Victor Vacendak: Box him in and run him down, but be gentle... I want him WITHOUT A SCRATCH.
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Featured in 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) See more »

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International Bright Young Thing
Written by Mike Edwards (as M. Edwards)
Performed by Jesus Jones
Courtesy of Food Records/SBK Records
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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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