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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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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 »


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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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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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According to reports at the time of the production and interviews with some members of cast and crew, the original version of the movie had a disastrous test screening, so Producer Ronald Shusett was brought in to re-shoot around forty percent of the movie, and add more character scenes and humor. Emilio Estevez also mentioned how Director Geoff Murphy let them down by focusing too much on action, in his original cut of the film. See more »

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The locker that Alex knocks over when being chased in the building is not there a moment later. See more »

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[after watching Furlong jumping to the river]
Victor Vacendak: you drink any of that, I'll be out of a job
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International Bright Young Thing
Written by Mike Edwards (as M. Edwards)
Performed by Jesus Jones
Courtesy of Food Records/SBK Records
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cheesy 90s sci-fi
1 February 2016 | by See 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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