Four friends on their way to a boxing match get caught in heavy traffic, so they take a shortcut in order to get there faster, unfortunately it leads to them witnessing a murder which leaves them running for their lives.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
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
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According to reports at the time of the production and interviews with some members of cast and crew, the original version of the movie had a disastrous test screening, so Producer Ronald Shusett was brought in to re-shoot around forty percent of the movie, and add more character scenes and humor. Emilio Estevez also mentioned how Director Geoff Murphy let them down by focusing too much on action, in his original cut of the film. See more »
When Alex escapes his "freejack"-ing, just after his visit to Julie's old apartment, the "Welcome to New-York" digital billboard shows Thursday, November 23rd, 2009. Nov. 23, 2009 is a Monday. See more »
It may well be that this movie deserves the low praise it got from the
IMDb voters, but then how many newer sci-fi movies getting higher
scores have really done better? This 1992 flick has been sitting on my
DVD shelf for some time now and I've decided to re-watch it after
seeing the new sci-fi blockbuster "The Island" (I've seen some
parallels between the two that brought "Freejack" back to my mind).
Special effects notwithstanding, I still believe that the older movie
comes out a winner. There is just that much of a better story telling,
coherence, actor play and a general ambiance that makes "Freejack" a
movie one would want to watch over and over again. The movie is
WELL-DONE. It's driven by a simple plot yet its imagery is clear and
consistent and the characters have enough development for the audience
to care for. A definite must for any sci-fi movie collection.
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