Auto racer Alex Furlong (Emilio Estevez) is snatched by time travel, a split second before a fatal explosion, by Vasendak's (Mick Jagger's) twenty-first 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 (Rene Russo), now fifteen years older and an executive at McCandless.Written by
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In one scene, Alex (Emilio Estevez) impersonates Arnold Schwarzenegger's most famous character The Terminator (1984) by quoting "Fu-ck you, ass-hole!" See more »
When Alex is fleeing from Vacendak right after Julie Redlun first encounters Alex in the year 2009, Alex rams a car chasing him and then turns sharply to throw a random bad guy from the hood. As he makes the turn, the camera shows him shifting using a manual transmission in the center console and engaging the clutch, but when he throws the car back into gear it shows a shot of an vehicle with an automatic transmission with the shifter on the side of the steering column. See more »
Listen, things have changed. There's people at the top. There's people at the bottom. There's no one in between.
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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
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"Freejack" has one of the more unique twists on time travel, with people of the present being snatched away from a certain death to the future. It also begins to develop a unique feel and look to it. However, it's slow in several spots and doesn't develop the imagery as well as it could.
Emilio Estevez didn't seem right for the part, he looked and came across as a kid playing in a role meant for someone older and wiser. Rene Russo is wonderful as always, and Anthony Hopkins does the best he can with his limited character, but both of them are spent on the sidelines.
The real surprise was Mick Jagger, who made a wicked villain. I wonder why he hasn't tried acting in more movies. "Freejack" has largely been forgotten, but it's still worth a look.
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