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Freejack (1992)

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Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race car driver to New York City in 2009, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.

Director:

Geoff Murphy

Writers:

Robert Sheckley (novel), Steven Pressfield (screen story) | 4 more credits »
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emilio Estevez ... Alex Furlong
Mick Jagger ... Vacendak
Rene Russo ... Julie Redlund
Anthony Hopkins ... McCandless
Jonathan Banks ... Michelette
David Johansen ... Brad
Amanda Plummer ... Nun
Grand L. Bush ... Boone
Frankie Faison ... Eagle Man
John Shea ... Morgan
Esai Morales ... Ripper
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Earnhart
Jerry Hall ... Newswoman
Glen Trotiner Glen Trotiner ... Time Travel Technician #1
Jody Waddell Jody Waddell ... Time Travel Technician #2
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Storyline

Auto racer Alex Furlong is snatched by time travel, a split second before a fatal explosion, by Vasendak's 21st-century team of techies, who plan to sell his healthy body to an ailing rich man at McCandless Corporation, for a mind transfer. He escapes, but has no rights in this nightmare future of violence and sleaze. The story concerns his survival, and his attempt to revive his relationship with his fiancée Julie, now 15 years older and an executive at McCandless. Written by Will Briggs <wbriggs@sirius.uta.edu>

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Time flies. But to survive the year 2009, he'll need to move a lot faster. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corrida Contra o Futuro See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,814,000, 19 January 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,129,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Rene Russo (Julie Redlund) met her husband, co-writer Dan Gilroy, during production. They have been married since 1992. See more »

Goofs

When Alex escapes his "freejack"-ing, just after his visit to Julie's old apartment, the "Welcome to New-York" digital billboard shows Thursday, November 23rd, 2009. Nov. 23, 2009 is a Monday. See more »

Quotes

Michelette: Why, Victor, who do you think you're talking to?
Victor Vacendak: I know who I'm talking to Mark...
[Tosses Michelette's expensive Faberge Egg to him; it breaks]
Victor Vacendak: ... an asshole.
Michelette: [Slams broken egg onto desk]
[Barks]
Michelette: Get out!
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Down in Flames
Written by Bill Payne (as B. Payne), Martin Kibbee (as M. Kibbee), Craig Fuller (as C. Fuller),
Paul Barrere (as P. Barrere) and Neon Park (as N. Park)
Performed by Little Feat
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Records
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Relaax
22 February 2003 | by bdx2005See all my reviews

You know, one thing that really bothers me is the amount of people who just refuse to relax and watch a move without having to consider whether it should win an Oscar. I don't think Freejack was ever intended to be made for serious viewing - I think every actor in it at one time during the movie has got their tongue in their cheek.

What you do get in this movie are some spectacular effects, and I'm not talking about the end when you could just as soon go get a sandwich rather than watch the 2001-type slideshow.

It's just downright funny. Mick Jagger as the villain giving Emilio Estevez a "headstart" by counting 1-Mississippi, 2-Mississippi is priceless. David Johanson shines as the shyster in any timeframe. Rene Russo gives us an early indication of screen presence. So just relax and have fun with it.


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