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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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Geoff Murphy

Writers:

Robert Sheckley (novel), Steven Pressfield (screen story) | 4 more credits »
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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 (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 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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Živý po smrti See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,736,243, 20 January 1992

Gross USA:

$17,129,026

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,129,026
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This movie takes place in November 2009. 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: How would you feel if you'd been dead a day and a half and someone brought your more bad news?
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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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Poor Sci fi
16 July 2001 | by gjack33See all my reviews

If Nothing else, This film certainly deserves points for its Ambitiousness. Director Geoff Murphy seems to be trying to make this a Good film, despite the fact that he has to work with a Poor story and awful performances.

This is the Kind of film you forget about the moment you walk out of the theatre.And in the Case of this film, It would be amazing if you ever thought about it again.

The Story goes like this...In 1991 race car driver Estevez is taken from a Race car moments before a blazing Crash and is hauled into the Year 2009.The Idea is a Businessman who is already dead????...wants to get into his body cause Estevez's ex love rene russo who now works for the Businessman still mops about her Ex Boyfriend

Firstly Estevez and Jagger give awful performances...Jagger is so bad that he comes off as more amusing than terrifying...and Estevez is all wrong for this film,He simply cant do a Dramatic role,(and the scene where He trys to pretend he is Anthony Hopkins left me in Stitches).Rene russo isnt to bad,although her and Estevez are so mismatched in this film,that I can hardly imagine her spending 18 Years crying over him.

Anthony Hopkins certainly made a Mistake doing this film,He gets a Huge demerit for this one.And some of the Effects in this film look downright cheesy.And a Lot of the Direction is poor.The Film have some Funny moments,But it is all a letdown.

When it was release in early 1992...I rushed out to see it...Mostly at the prospect of seeing Jagger play a baddie...that was a Mistake..I didnt mind the Film,But I expected much Better

I give this....3 out of 10


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