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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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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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The yippie and yuppie. Only a vowel stands between them. 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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Impressed with David Loughery's spec script, Paramount hired him to help write the screenplay for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989). Flashback was Loughery's first screenplay outside of the sci-fi genre, the first being Dreamscape (1984). 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: Honestly, how many of you are here for the free sex?
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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White Rabbit
By Grace Slick
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"You know what your problem is? You like me but you won't admit it."
10 August 2001 | by See 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 Dennis Hopper brought to life Huey Walker, an outdated hippy who came out of hiding from the feds for over twenty years.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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