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Freejack (1992)

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Geoff Murphy directed this time-travel chase movie. Emilio Estevez stars as Alex Furlong, a racecar driver from 1991, who is just about to experience a deadly crash in his Formula Atlantic. But at the last moment Alex finds himself transported to the streets of New York in 2009. He is saved from certain death and zapped into the future by 21st-century bounty hunter Vacendak (Mick Jagger), who wants to take over Alex's body. Alex escapes Vacendak's clutches and decides to look up an old girlfriend. When he locates Julie (Rene Russo), he enlists her support to help him from being captured by Vacendak. Much to Alex's surprise, he discovers that Julie now works as a top executive for a giant corporation presided over by McCandless (Anthony Hopkins). Julie, separated from Alex for almost twenty years, must decide whether to renew their relationship. But there is not much time for thought by either party, since Vacendak is still coming after Alex.more
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Dan Gilroy, Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2001
Runtime:
Warner Home Video

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Cast

Emilio Estevez
as Alex Furlong
Mick Jagger
as Vacendak
Rene Russo
as Julie Redlund
Anthony Hopkins
as Ian McCandless
Jonathan Banks
as Michelette
Frankie Faison
as Eagle Man
John Shea
as Morgan
Tom Barnes
as Mr. Plugs
Jerry Hall
as Newswoman
Glen Trotiner
as Time Travel Technici...
James Mayberry
as Bonejacker #1
Jimmy Ortega
as Bonejacker #4
Harsh Nayyar
as Cab Driver
Johnny Popwell Sr.
as Man in Apartment
Myrna White
as Woman in Apartment
Daryl Wilcher
as Youth Gangmember
Tony Epper
as Hungry Diner
Jeff Lewis
as Checkpoint Officer
Joshua Patton
as Bartender
Mike Starr
as Shaggy Man
David Dwyer
as Squad Leader
Carl Ciarfalio
as Bonejacker #3
Mary Ann Hagen
as Girl Gangmember
Jon Kohler
as Pickup Man
Mark Gordon
as Spiritual Switchboar...
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Critic Reviews for Freejack

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 17, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Freejack

Loosely adapted from the sci-fi novel 'Immortality, Inc.' back in 1959 but failing to match the original source and instead opting for a more cyber punk/neo distopian future mix which almost always tends to fail in films for some reason, accept for 'Blade Runner'.

A few films spring to mind like 'Johnny Mnemonic' and 'Lawnmower Man' when watching this as all are the same kind of future based flop, over the top with terrible effects, sets, costume and acting, all as if no one actually attempted to make the films appear realistic or coherent. 'Freejack' is slightly better than the others with a more stable plot and a half decent style and look but the casting was horrendously bad and ruined any chance of even the smallest kudos.

Estevez simply isn't a good actor and that's it, he can't play the action man and proves it here. Russo in my opinion is like a piece of wood and not much better looking whilst Jagger is in there as a gimmick to try and gain more interest simply because its Mick Jagger playing a villain, plus he looked ridiculous wearing that fighter pilot helmet thing. Hopkins is obviously there to try and gain some respect for the film and add a touch of sci-fi class but he can't save it and comes across rather flat.

Uninspiring.

phubbs1
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

I saw this a long time ago, I need to watch it again. I remember that Emilio Estevez and Mick Jagger were really cool in this movie, and it had an interesting futuristic story.

ajv2688
Aj V

Super Reviewer

A pretty good time travelish movie. I liked the action and the fish out of water vibe we have with Estevez running around the future not knowing who to trust. It's fun.

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Jason Spencer

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