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Freejack
Directed by Geoff Murphy
Produced by Stuart Oken
Ronald Shusett
Written by Robert Sheckley (original novel)
Steven Pressfield
Ronald Shusett (story and screenplay)
Dan Gilroy (screenplay)
Starring Emilio Estevez
Mick Jagger,
Rene Russo
Jonathan Banks
and Anthony Hopkins
Music by Trevor Jones
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) January 17, 1992
Running time 110 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Freejack is a 1992 science fiction film directed by Geoff Murphy. It stars Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Jonathan Banks, and Anthony Hopkins. The film was R-rated in the United States and received disappointing reviews despite an acclaimed cast and the novel concept. The story was adapted from a 1959 novel titled Immortality, Inc. by Robert Sheckley. However, other than the very basic premise, the movie bears little resemblance to the book. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Geoff Murphy directed some significant New Zealand movies in the late 20th century. ... Robert Sheckley (July 16, 1928 – December 9, 2005) was an American author. ... Steven Pressfield is an American author, predominatedly of military historical fiction set in classical antiquity. ... Dan Gilroy is an American screenwriter. ... Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962) is an American actor, director and writer. ... Michael Phillip Mick Jagger CBE (born July 26, 1943) is an English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ... Rene Russo Rene Russo (born February 17, 1954 in Burbank, California, USA) is an American film actress and model. ... Jonathan Banks was born on January 31, 1947 in Washington, D.C. He is a Veteran character actor who has had some small roles and some big roles in film and in television. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... Trevor Alfred Charles Jones (born March 23, 1949 in Cape Town, South Africa) is a South African orchestral film score composer. ... “WB” redirects here. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Geoff Murphy directed some significant New Zealand movies in the late 20th century. ... Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962) is an American actor, director and writer. ... Michael Phillip Mick Jagger CBE (born July 26, 1943) is an English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ... Rene Russo Rene Russo (born February 17, 1954 in Burbank, California, USA) is an American film actress and model. ... Jonathan Banks was born on January 31, 1947 in Washington, D.C. He is a Veteran character actor who has had some small roles and some big roles in film and in television. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... A motion picture rating system categorizes films with regard to suitability for children and/or adults in terms of issues such as sex, violence and profanity. ... Immortality, Inc. ... Robert Sheckley (July 16, 1928 – December 9, 2005) was an American author. ...


In the 21st century, time travel technology allows people to be snatched from the past just prior to the time of their certain demise. The live bodies, called "freejacks," are then sold to the highest bidder as a host for his/her consciousness, as they are considered already dead and thus have no human rights. Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ...


Alex Furlong, played by Emilio Estevez, is a formula car racer who is apparently killed during a race in 1991. However, his body is brought 18 years into the future to 2009, where he manages to escape prior to a mind transfer into his body. Victor Vacendak, played by Mick Jagger, is a hardened security officer contracting for the McCandless Corporation who tries to recapture Furlong. Alex's former fiancée Julie, played by Rene Russo, is now an executive at McCandless. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Phillip Mick Jagger CBE (born July 26, 1943) is an English rock musician, actor, songwriter, record and film producer and businessman. ... Rene Russo Rene Russo (born February 17, 1954 in Burbank, California, USA) is an American film actress and model. ...


The remainder of the film concerns Alex's survival in the world of the future, eluding capture by the persistent Victor, and his attempt to revive his relationship with Julie. Ian McCandless, Julie's boss, played by Anthony Hopkins, is revealed to be the dying man trying to steal Furlong's body. For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ...


Taglines

  • Alex Furlong died today. Eighteen years from now, he'll be running for his life.
  • Don't let the future pass you by.
  • Time flies. But to survive in the year 2009, he'll need to move a lot faster.

Trivia

  • Furlong's crash was eerily similar to that of Japanese F3 driver Takashi Yokoyama, who died in a horrific crash at the Fuji Speedway five years after, unaware of the safety car being on the track, crashed into traffic at over 160 mph, which sent his car into a bridge above the track, destroying the car.

Formula Three, also called Formula 3 or, in abbreviated form, F3, is a type of formula racing and a class of open-wheeler motor racing. ... Takashi Yokoyama (1972-19 October 1997) was a Japanese racing driver. ... Fuji Speedway is a race track standing in the foothills of the Mount Fuji, in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. ...

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deseretnews.com - Movie review: Freejack | Deseret Morning News Web edition (419 words)
"Freejack" is all over the map, a chase picture that steals liberally from dozens of other sci-fi epics - from "Frankenstein" to "Terminator 2" - and is kept afloat purely by non-stop motion.
Soon, he discovers he's a "Freejack," someone plucked from the past just before the moment of death so a futuristic person can transfer his mind into a fresh body.
"Freejack" is rated R for considerable mayhem, along with some profanity, vulgarity, brief nudity and sex.
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