Flashback (1990)




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A yuppie and a hippie are the offbeat pairing of this character comedy in the tradition of earlier mismatched buddy films such as Midnight Run (1988). Kiefer Sutherland is uptight, 26-year-old FBI agent John Buckner, who's been assigned to escort an aging counterculture radical named Huey Walker (Dennis Hopper) to Oregon for trial on a charge that's decades old. Buckner finds Huey's lifestyle and beliefs irresponsible. Once the two are bound for their Pacific Northwest destination, Huey begins … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Loughery
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 24, 2002


as John Buckner

as Huey Walker

as Maggie

as Sheriff Hightower

as Sparkle

as Phil Prager

as Man in Dining Car

as Waiter in Dining Car

as Barmaid

as Studie

as Buckner's Father

as Buckner's Mother

as Young Buckner

as Hal's Son

as Barry's Son

as Conductor

as Kid on Train

as Woman on Train

as Man on Train

as Prison Guard

as Prison Guard

as Deputy
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Critic Reviews for Flashback

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

A lot more entertaining than first looks would indicate. Plus it's always fun to laugh at the 1980s.

Full Review… | March 6, 2003
Apollo Guide

Sweet-tempered little film.

October 2, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Flashback

No cliche is left unturned in this film-making by numbers chalk and cheese buddy movie. Not completely dreadful, but you know exactly what's going to happen, life lesson by life lesson, every step of the way to the inevitable conclusion.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


Dennis Hopper! I really could leave the review at that but I must say that this movie is fun as hell to watch. Sutherland and Hopper work very well together, and an appearance by Carol Kane makes the film that much better.
The plot alone is worth watching the movie! A former child-hippie turned FBI agent is forced to look at his past when he is put in charge of escorting a 60's counterculture icon across state lines to authorities in Washington.
Great movie, great acting! Also look for Richard Masur and Michael McKean who steal a bit of the spotlight from the the two leads, they are hilarious.
Flashback showcases Dennis Hopper's talent very nicely and the film makes me miss him that much more. See this movie, now!

Jason Reneau
Jason Reneau

Super Reviewer

Underrated film that had good acting, good story, some really funny moments. Hopper was great as always.

pat wood

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