Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Banks, David Johansen
(Buster Poindexter), Amanda Plummer, Grand L. Bush, Frankie Faison, Esai Morales, John
1992, 108 Minutes, Directed by: Geoff Murphy
Description: Bounty hunters from the future raid the present to
provide new bodies for the super rich. Prior to a crash, race car driver
Alex Furlong (Estevez) is snatched from his cockpit and hurled into the
future world of 2009. He's dead. And running for his life. He's a "freejack,"
a stranger in the strangest of lands. And a relentless "bonejacker" (Jagger)
can collect millions bringing him in.
Action movie based on
novel (Immortality Inc.) by sci-fi's underappreciated funny man Robert Sheckley.
A motor car racer (Emelio
Estevez) is miraculously teleported to the future shortly before he is due to die in an
automobile accident where his body is to be used as the host for a rich guy (played by
Anthony Hopkins). See, all the people of the future's bodies are so polluted that they
need somebody with an uncontaminated body from our time to use for these transplants.
Estevez escapes and the movie degenerates into a standard chase movie. He is pursued by
Mick Jagger who shows that maybe he can maybe sing, but definitely can't act.
Sheckley fans will be
disappointed to note that little of the great man's wit and humor makes it to the big
screen. This would be an otherwise easily forgettable affair if it wasn't for the songs by
then flavor-of-the-month rock group Jesus Jones and the 2001-type
trip effects at the end.
By the way, if the people
of the future want fresh and uncontaminated bodies to use as hosts (and don't want them to
be missed) why don't they grab a few medieval peasants instead?