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Freejack (1992)

Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race car driver to New York City in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.



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Time Travel Technician #2


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 »




Release Date:

17 January 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corrida Contra o Futuro  »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,814,000, 19 January 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Alex Furlong: [Discussing the future of their relationship] What about us?
Julie Redlund: "Us" was eighteen years ago.
Alex Furlong: It's two days for me. Two days, Julie.
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Written by Mike Edwards (as M. Edwards)
Performed by Jesus Jones
Courtesy of Food Records/SBK Records
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Comparative values
29 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

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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