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Flashback (1990)

In 1989, clean-cut FBI man John Buckner is detailed to escort heavily-bearded Huey Walker back to jail for offenses dating back to his days as a celebrated hippie radical. After Walker ... See full summary »

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... Huey Walker
... John Buckner
... Maggie
... Stark
... Sheriff Hightower
... Barry
... Hal
... Sparkle
... Phil Prager
Eric Lorentz ... Prison Guard
... Prison Guard
Jack Casperson ... Man in Dining Car
Dwayne Carrington ... Waiter in Dining Car
David Underwood ... Deputy
Bobby Price ... Deputy
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In 1989, clean-cut FBI man John Buckner is detailed to escort heavily-bearded Huey Walker back to jail for offenses dating back to his days as a celebrated hippie radical. After Walker dupes Buckner on the train he falls into the hands of a couple of well-meaning refugees from the 60's, the two men with apparently nothing in common find themselves on the run together. But appearances can be deceptive. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Time isn't the only thing getting warped. See more »


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2 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Migawka z przeszlosci  »

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$6,488,144
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Kiefer Sutherland and Dennis Hopper later reunited in the first season of 24 (2001), where Sutherland once again played a federal agent turning to Hopper's veteran criminal for help. See more »

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During the shootout on the train near the end of the movie, John's wristwatch is there, then it's gone, then it's back again. See more »

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Hal: We've gotta keep drinking. If we sober up, we'll never go through with this.
Barry: Hal, how are we supposed to keep drinking when there's nothing in the bottle?
Hal: You called me Hal! Now he knows my name, BARRY!
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References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

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Walk on the Wild Side
By Lou Reed
Performed by Edie Brickell & New Bohemians
Published by Screen Gems/EMI Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Geffen Records
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A Fun Period Or The Beginning Of The End?
14 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

For the most part, this is an enjoyable "flashback" for most folks, a look back at the wild and crazy late 1960s. I would have enjoyed it more without all the blasphemous exclamations out of Keifer Sutherland's mouth.

For those who loved the '60s and its hippie-far Left political and cultural stances, this will be a nostalgic remembrance of those days. For those who think that period was the beginning of the end, morally and culturally for the U.S., this film will demonstrate that, too.

Regardless of where one is politically, the film moves very fast, is very entertaining, and has almost no credibility. In parts, it's just embarrassing it is so ludicrous.

Dennis Hopper is very believable as the ex-"hippie" and Carol Kane is a hoot as the "flower child." The rest of the cast, led by Sutherland, is nothing but irritating.

Also, the soundtrack of '60s songs is excellent.


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