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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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Don't let the future pass you by. 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is loosely based on the 1959 science fiction novel Immortality, Inc. by Robert Sheckley. See more »

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When the 2 motorcycles start to chase Alex, both of the motorbike starts as Honda 750 VFR and, when on crash, they are suddenly Kawasaki 500 Ninja. See more »

Quotes

Alex Furlong: How the hell do you eat river rat?
Eagle Man: Well, first you gotta cut off the head and the tail, and then you gut it. Then it's all a matter of the sauce. You don't just plop down a rodent on a plate and say here's your river rat would you like red wine or white with 'em. Not that there's any wine around here anyway.
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Version of Out of the Unknown: Immortality Inc (1969) See more »

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Break the Spell
Written by Alain Johannes (as A. Johannes) and Natasha Shneider (as N. Shneider)
Performed by Eleven
Courtesy of Morgan Creek Records
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cheesy 90s sci-fi
1 February 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Auto racer Alex Furlong (Emilio Estevez) has a horrible crash in front of his girlfriend Julie Redlund (Rene Russo). He is kidnapped by Victor Vacendak (Mick Jagger) at the moment of impact and transported into the future known as a Freejack. The US is a dystopian crime-ridden world with McCandless Corp as the biggest and most powerful company. The head of the corporation Ian McCandless (Anthony Hopkins) had died and transferred his mind into a vast computer called the Spiritual Switchboard. Julie Redlund is now a high-power executive in McCandless. When criminals attack Victor's convoy, Alex manages to escape. Victor must hunt down Alex for Ian McCandless who has 36 more hours to transfer his mind into a body.

This is one of those cheesy 90s sci-fi movies. Lots of money and effort had been spent on making the cars look futuristic. It mostly leaves them looking cheesy. The whole thing is a bit of cheese fest. Mick Jagger is interesting as a villain but he never stops being Mick Jagger. There is plenty of action and some car chases. It all adds up to something that isn't quite up to par but has some memorable cheese.


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