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Flashback (1990)




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When a former 1960s radical emerges from hiding, a straight-laced federal agent is assigned to escort him back to his trial in this comedy. During the long, eventful train ride, the radical, who faithfully maintains his hippie ways, befriends the uptight lawman and encourages him to finally loosen up.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Loughery
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 24, 2002


Kiefer Sutherland
as John Buckner
Dennis Hopper
as Huey Walker
Carol Kane
as Maggie
Cliff De Young
as Sheriff Hightower
Tom O'Brien
as Phil Prager
Jack Casperson
as Man in Dining Car
Dwayne Carrington
as Waiter in Dining Car
Liz Jury
as Barmaid
Allan Graf
as Studie
Kenneth Jensen Bryan
as Buckner's Father
Donna McMullen
as Buckner's Mother
Adam Seils
as Young Buckner
Alan August
as Hal's Son
Jason Iselin
as Barry's Son
Norm Silver
as Conductor
Jason Campbell
as Kid on Train
Wendelin Harston
as Woman on Train
Steve Spencer
as Man on Train
Eric Lorentz
as Prison Guard
Jan Van Sickle
as Prison Guard
Tim Riley
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

They really tried hard in the late 80s to make a star out of Kiefer but this was a called third strike.

bill s.
bill secor

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