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(1990)

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The first American film by Franco Amurri, the Italian director who worked as one of Federico Fellini's assistants on _City of Women (1980)_.
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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.
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At the Union Station train depot in Oakland, Dennis Hopper made fast friends with the two Asian children seen in the film waving at his character as he departs the waiting area. He spent his off time playing with the kids during set up. Their reactions to him in the film are genuine.
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Huey (Dennis Hopper) says, "You can't just go to your local video store and rent Easy Rider (1969) to be a rebel." Hopper directed and starred in "Easy Rider".
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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).
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The ending was filmed at an old beatnik hangout, City Lights Bookstore that is run by Lawrence Ferlinghetti who published Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, Diane DiPrima, Jack Hirschman, and Allen Ginsberg which City Light's published his most famous poem, "Howl".
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The song 'Born to be Wild' by Steppenwolf is heard on the soundtrack which is an obvious reference to 'Easy Rider', the infamous 1969 film directed by and starring Dennis Hopper.
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The motorcycle which Sutherland rides off on at the end of the film is a Honda VF1000R. It was a homologation race bike with only approximately 15,000 made from 1984-1986.
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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.
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Dennis Hopper and Paul Dooley previously starred together in O.C. and Stiggs (1985). Hopper plays a countercultural figure in both films.
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Whilst in the dining car of the train, Dennis Hopper's character refers to Kiefer Sutherland's character as a 'rebel without applause' which is an obvious reference to Rebel Without A Cause, the famous 1955 film starring James Dean which co-starred Dennis Hopper.
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Keifer Sutherland stars in 2 movies -- this and 1969 (1988) -- whose plot and soundtrack is '60s hippie centric. Both movies have a song by the 60s hippie group Canned Heat.
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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.
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