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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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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:

$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

Rene Russo (Julie Redlund) met her husband, co-writer Dan Gilroy, during production. They have been married since 1992. See more »

Goofs

Before Alex crashes the truck (and just as he's jumping from the truck into the river, it is clear that he's not really driving, it was all shot against a green screen. Some of the giveaways to this are:

1) There is no wind blowing Alex's hair

2) The lighting changes from the action shot, to the over the shoulder shot of Alex.

3) There are no reflections of the passing bridge structures and cables. See more »

Quotes

Alex Furlong: Man, if it's come down to this. What's the point?
Eagle Man: He Riddles me. The ancient riddle: "What's the point?" Have you ever seen an eagle flying back to his home with dinner for the Mrs. and all the little eagle babies. And he's flying against the wind and he's flying in the rain and he's flying through bullets and all kinds of hell, and then right at that moment when he's about to get back to his nest, he says, "What the fuck, it's a drag being an eagle" and right then two little x'es comes across ...
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Mona Lisa Smiles
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Doesn't make much sense but what a cast!
25 August 2011 | by estreet-evaSee all my reviews

In 1991's "Freejack", 2009 is a dystopian future where nearly all-powerful corporations rule a ruined environment and a wrecked economy. OK, they got that correct but then again so did the equally cheesy "Robocop". By 2009, humans have mastered the ability to control the space-time continuum to the extent they can draw people forward and replace their minds with another being held in electronic stasis. OK, we haven't really mastered those things yet but damn our telephones have gotten pretty cool. Against this shaky premise "Freejack" puts together a cast that includes the less lunatic of the Sheen brothers, the criminally underused David Johansen, the peerless Anthony Hopkins and, yes, in the Boba Fett role, Mick Jagger. And despite the compelling screen stars, it is Jagger who maintains the audience's eye despite the ridiculous headgear he wears in most scenes and the equally ludicrous haircut beneath. Jagger's charisma nearly carries the film but given that it consists of one extended car (or motorcycle or champagne truck or tricked-out golf car) chase after another after another eventually even his power to charm cannot keep the mind from drifting. During this drifting one wonders why a man with the foresight to run the world's most powerful corporation wouldn't have had a back-up plan to pluck some other body from the past if things didn't work out with the first particularly given that any screw-ups would have meant his death? Anyway, in short, people who like their sci-fi cheap and cheesy or anyone who wishes Mick Jagger and David Johansen had done more movie work will be all-jacked-up by this film.


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