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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.

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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Furlong
... Vacendak
... Julie Redlund
... McCandless
... Michelette
... Brad
... Nun
... Boone
... Eagle Man
... Morgan
... Ripper
... Earnhart
... Newswoman
Glen Trotiner ... Time Travel Technician #1
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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Alex Furlong died today. Eighteen years from now, he'll be running for his life. See more »


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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »
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17 January 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corrida Contra o Futuro  »

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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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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In the note on Albert Einstein's picture in the diner is a quote, "Imagination is more Important than Knowledge" attributed to Kia Ora. "Kia ora" is actually a phrase used as an informal greeting in the language of New Zealand's Maori people. Geoff Murphy was born in New Zealand and in this particular instance, most Maori people would regard the greeting as very tongue-in-cheek. See more »

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During the chase scene and after he goes under the trailer, Alex's vehicle changes from a full-sized Chevy truck to a smaller S10 truck. See more »

Quotes

Nun: [Aims shotgun at Alex] What are you and what are you doing here?
Alex Furlong: I don't know what I am... or where.
[Whispers to himself]
Alex Furlong: Maybe I died. What was it they called me?
Nun: Pathetic?
Alex Furlong: No.
[Looks up to her]
Alex Furlong: A freejack.
Nun: [Gasps] Holy shit.
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Connections

Featured in 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Comparative values
29 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

It may well be that this movie deserves the low praise it got from the IMDb voters, but then how many newer sci-fi movies getting higher scores have really done better? This 1992 flick has been sitting on my DVD shelf for some time now and I've decided to re-watch it after seeing the new sci-fi blockbuster "The Island" (I've seen some parallels between the two that brought "Freejack" back to my mind). Special effects notwithstanding, I still believe that the older movie comes out a winner. There is just that much of a better story telling, coherence, actor play and a general ambiance that makes "Freejack" a movie one would want to watch over and over again. The movie is WELL-DONE. It's driven by a simple plot yet its imagery is clear and consistent and the characters have enough development for the audience to care for. A definite must for any sci-fi movie collection.


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