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Story

Inspired casting puts sparks in this comedy of counterculture clash between an aging 1960s radical and a buttoned-down FBI agent. Dennis Hopper plays an Abbie Hoffman-esque sixties activist and prankster who lands in the custody of a conservative young agent (a suitably uptight Kiefer Sutherland) and proceeds to literally unravel the agent's carefully constructed front through a series of slippery mind games. Hopper has a blast as the unreformed sixties relic, and Carol Kane is delightful as a hippie holdout who puts both men back in touch with their identities. There are few surprises, plenty of heart, and even a little sentiment in this story of rebellion and the legacy of the counterculture. The soundtrack is gilded with well-chosen 1960s anthems. --Sean Axmaker

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Dennis HopperHuey Walker
Kiefer SutherlandJohn Buckner
Carol KaneMaggie
Paul DooleyStark
Cliff De YoungSheriff Hightower
Richard MasurBarry
Michael McKeanHal
Kathleen YorkSparkle
Tom O'BrienPhil Prager

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Franco Amurri
  • Producer: Paramount
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaFeb 2, 1990
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaAug 19, 2003
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