6.2/10
4,483
26 user 17 critic

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 »

Director:

Franco Amurri

Writer:

David Loughery
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

1969 (1988)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two friends living in a small town during the 1960s, run away to enjoy their freedom during the Vietnam War, thus disappointing the father of one of them. When they return to town, they realize the importance of family unity.

Director: Ernest Thompson
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern
Renegades (1989)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An undercover cop forms an alliance with a Native American to help him hunt down the criminals who stole an ancient Lakota tribal lance.

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jami Gertz
Crazy Moon (1987)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A rich young kleptomaniac and a deaf store worker form a relationship after an ordeal with a stolen mannequin.

Director: Allan Eastman
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Vanessa Vaughan, Peter Spence
Flashback (2000)
Horror | Thriller | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

As a young child, Jeanette witnessed her parents brutal murder. After years in a mental institution, the 22 year old is finally strong enough to leave the asylum and begin a life on her own... See full summary »

Director: Michael Karen
Stars: Valerie Niehaus, Xaver Hutter, Alexandra Neldel
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A group of crooks, an ex con, his friend and a gun crazy gangster plan a drug heist, but not everything goes as planned.

Director: Kiefer Sutherland
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Dickens, Vincent Gallo
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

As they visit New York City, a pair of cowboys have to become unlikely heroes when their friend is kidnapped.

Director: Gregg Champion
Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A murderer who assumes the identity of a new deputy is unbeknownst to the sheriff planning to pin seperate murder on him.

Director: Rick King
Stars: Beau Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Wayne Rogers
Edit

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
Edit

Storyline

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 {J-26}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The yippie and yuppie. Only a vowel stands between them. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$6,488,144
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Cliff De Young checks the passenger manifest for the train, Huey Walker's date of birth is shown as 17th October. This is Michael McKean's Birthday. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Huey Walker: I'll do it! I blow the FBI agent's brains out!
John Buckner: He doesn't mean that folks, really.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Fallen Angels (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bottom Line
By Mick Jones
Performed by Big Audio Dynamite
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Second that emotion
14 November 2000 | by MinofedSee all my reviews

Second that emotion

`Flashback' is not a great film. It has a good plot with some nice twists along the way, and top-notch performances by Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland (perhaps his best work yet), Carol Kane, Paul Dooley, Richard Masur and Michael McKean. But there is too much violence and profanity for this type of film, and the ending seems unbelievable and wrong.

What makes me recommend "Flashback" is that it did something that only one other film has done for me. It took me back in time emotionally. `American Graffiti" made me feel like I felt when I was in high school in the early 1960s, cruising the local drive-in restaurant with friends and trying to navigate unfamiliar romantic waters.

There is a scene in `Flashback' when the Masur and McKean characters are listening to a tape of a speech delivered 20 years earlier by Hopper. At that moment I was transformed back to the late 1960s, a recent college grad trying to find my way in a confusing and rapidly-changing culture. It was a chilling moment for me, one I don't know if I'll ever feel again. And I'm grateful to Director Franco Amurri and the actors for giving it to me.


16 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Check Out What's Playing on IMDb Freedive

See what movies and TV series you can watch for free today, and visit IMDb Freedive for even more. Select any poster below to play the movie!

Find more things to watch

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed