Which film is about a future where the rich extend their lives by stealing the lives of others?
"Freejack" is a 1992 science fiction cyberpunk action movie where early in the 21st century technological advances have made it possible for aging, wealthy people to pay crooks like Vacendak (Mick Jagger) to go back in time and kidnap young victims like race car driver Alex Furlong (Emilio Estevez). The crooks deliver the victims to the elderly clients, who then have their brains transplanted into the young healthy bodies. Furlong manages to break free from his captors. He becomes a fugitive and finds that the world of the future is a bleak, dangerous place.
"Freejack" was directed by Geoff Murphy and stars Estevez, Jagger, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins. It was produced by Ronald Shusett and Stuart Oken. The film's screenplay was written by Shusett, Steven Pressfield, and Dan Gilroy. They loosely adapted a plot from the 1959 science fiction novel "Immortality, Inc." by Robert Sheckley. Cinematography was by Amir Mokri, editing by Dennis Virkler, and the music score by Trevor Jones. Morgan Creek Productions handled the film's production while Warner Bros. conducted box office distribution.
The film received mostly negative reviews from critics and viewers. "Freejack" only made a small profit; it grossed a worldwide total of $37 million US dollars against a budget of $30 million.