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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Huey Walker
Kiefer Sutherland ... John Buckner
Carol Kane ... Maggie
Paul Dooley ... Stark
Cliff De Young ... Sheriff Hightower
Richard Masur ... Barry
Michael McKean ... Hal
Kathleen York ... Sparkle
Tom O'Brien ... Phil Prager
Eric Lorentz Eric Lorentz ... Prison Guard
Jan Van Sickle ... Prison Guard
Jack Casperson Jack Casperson ... Man in Dining Car
Dwayne Carrington Dwayne Carrington ... Waiter in Dining Car
David Underwood David Underwood ... Deputy
Bobby Price 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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A fed from the 80s is taking a fugitive from the 60s on a little trip - and vice versa. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Migawka z przeszlosci See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$6,488,144
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scheduled for a fall 1989 release, but was bumped to February 1990 to accommodate Paramount's heavy fall slate that year. Because of this, the music video for "Free," Big Audio Dynamite's theme song for the film, aired over a month before the film's theatrical release. See more »

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When Buckner and Walker board the train (in Oregon), Stark asks Sheriff Hightower where the next stop is. Hightower replies, "It's across the border into Canada." Washington State lies between Oregon and Canada; it's very unlikely that the train would bypass Washington state. See more »

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Huey Walker: Mandatory AIDS testing for all government employees. I guess that means you, Buckner. I wouldn't worry though, you look like a practitioner of safe sex. As a matter of fact, you look like a practitioner of no sex.
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Connections

References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
By Bill Berry (as William Berry), Peter Buck, Mike Mills (as Michael Mills) & Michael Stipe (as John Stipe)
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of I.R.S. Records
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"You know what your problem is? You like me but you won't admit it."
10 August 2001 | by cocaine_rodeoSee all my reviews

This was a great movie. Dennis Hopper brought to life Huey Walker, an outdated hippy who came out of hiding from the feds for over twenty years. Kiefer Sutherland also did a great job as the strict, stick up the rear fed John Buckner, but has a buried secret of from his past.

This is a very funny movie, but at the same time keeps a solid plot, making this a very enjoyable movie. This is the first movie that Hopper has both played a hippy that isn't stoned on and off the screen. I really liked this movie. It's not for everyone, but for those of us who don't mind a comedy with dirty cops, foul mouthed aging hippies, a surly fed with a secret, and a whole lot of plot twists, than this is the movie for you. Also, Carol Kane was hilarious as Buckner's aunt. 10/10


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