Freejack

FREEJACK (15)
D: Geoff Murphy
Warner Bros./Morgan Creek (Ronald Shusett & Stuart Oken)
USA 🇺🇸 1992
108 mins
 
Science Fiction/Action
 
W: Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett & Dan Gilroy [based on the novel "Immortality, Inc." by Robert Sheckley]
DP: Amir Mokri
Ed: Dennis Virkler
Mus: Trevor Jones
PD: Joe Alves
 
Emilio Estevez (Alex Furlong), Rene Russo (Julie Redlund), Mick Jagger (Victor Vacendak), Anthony Hopkins (Ian McCandless), Jonathan Banks (Mark Michelette)
 
Alex Furlong, a racecar driver, is whisked 18 years into the future a split second before a deadly motor racing accident, and finds himself pursued by agents working for a terminally ill billionaire who plans to use Alex's body to house his own mind.
There's some interesting ideas in this film, with New York now a divided society between the poor, who live on the streets, and the rich, who are all executives of the billionaire's corporation, including Alex's old flame- which explains why it is Alex's body which the lovestruck boss seeks.
Unfortunately, the end result is incredibly predictable and doesn't really enjoy it's central idea, instead settling on a formulaic chase movie where Emilio Estevez outruns hammy Mick Jagger and his cohorts. The acting is well below standard and the visual effects are incredibly poor. A better script, better actors and a bigger budget might have helped make a better film.
4/10

Anthony Hopkins, Emilio Estevez & Mick Jagger in Freejack
Anthony Hopkins, Emilio Estevez & Mick Jagger in Freejack