Freejack

Film, Science fiction

Time Out says

Catapulted into the future a split second before a motor-racing accident, Alex Furlong (Estevez) wakes up in 2009, just in time to avoid a lobotomy. Dazed and confused, he flees across a polluted New York divided between the rich, powerful executives of the McCandless Corporation and the poor who live on the streets. Monosyllabic 'Bonejacker' Vacendak (Jagger) is despatched to capture Alex, a 'Freejack' intended for a mind-transplant that will allow an ailing client to transfer to his youthful body. The central idea is never explored, despite the obvious potential of a scenario in which Alex is confronted with old flame Julie (Russo), now a high-flying executive with the Corporation owned by her love-struck but unrequited boss (Hopkins). Whenever things get boring, which is often, the double-crossing factor is increased, which complicates the plot without adding substance to the two-dimensional characters or to the mechanical suspense.

Details

Release details

Duration:
109 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Geoff Murphy
Screenwriter:
Ronald Shusett, Steven Pressfield, Dan Gilroy
Cast:
Emilio Estevez
Mick Jagger
Rene Russo
Anthony Hopkins
Jonathan Banks
David Johansen
Amanda Plummer