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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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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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Alex Furlong died today. Eighteen years from now, he'll be running for his life. 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 TV reporter is played by Jerry Hall, then wife of Mick Jagger (Vacendak). See more »

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When Julie is driving the red armored personnel carrier, exterior shots have her in the right seat. Interior shots have her sitting in the left seat. See more »

Quotes

Victor Vacendak: Box him in and run him down, but be gentle... I want him WITHOUT A SCRATCH.
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Hit Between the Eyes
Written by Klaus Meine (as K. Meine), Rudolf Schenker (as R. Schenker), Herman Rarebell (as H. Rarebell) and Jim Vallance (as J. Vallence)
Performed by Scorpions
Courtesy of Mercury/PolyGram Records Inc.
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Far from great, but not as bad as its reputation....
17 April 2015 | by callanvassSee all my reviews

I lap up anything with Emilio Estevez. I've always thought he was extremely underrated. Sometimes, he picks the silliest scripts. I did have some fun with this movie, but It's far from a good movie. The futuristic storyline has been done to death, and nothing really stands out about it. It has some entertaining action, good humor, and a great cast to keep you watching. As much as I love Emilio, he's not really the action star type. That being said, he managed to pull it off with his natural charisma. He borders on cockiness at times, but his charisma manages to keep him likable and easy to root for. Mick Jagger is terrible as the villain. He should have kept his day job, in lieu of dabbling into acting. Anthony Hopkins is here for a paycheck, nothing more. Rene Russo is classy as usual. She takes a one-dimensional part and makes it worthwhile. That's what genuine talent is able to do.

I enjoy it for what it is! Then again, I dig anything that is enjoyably cheesy. This movie falls under that category. They were obviously aiming for much more, but they weren't able to pull it off. Keep your expectations low, and you'll have a decent time

5.5/10


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