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The Jacket (2005)

A Gulf war veteran is wrongly sent to a mental institution for insane criminals, where he becomes the object of a Doctor's experiments, and his life is completely affected by them.

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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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The film centers on a wounded Gulf war veteran who returns to his native Vermont suffering from bouts of amnesia. He is hitching and gets picked up by a stranger, things go pear shaped when a cop pulls them over and is murdered by the stranger. The vet. is wrongly accused of killing the cop and lands up in an asylum. A quack doctor prescribes a course of experimental therapy, restraining him in a heavy duty straight jacket-like device, and locks him away in a body drawer of the basement morgue. During course of his treatment he gets flashbacks and visions of his future , where he can foresee he is to die in four days time. The catch is he doesn't know how. Thus commences the classic race against time. Written by Austin4577@aol.com

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Terror has a new name. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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4 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Regresiones de un hombre muerto  »

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Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,723,682 (USA) (4 March 2005)

Gross:

$6,301,131 (USA) (20 May 2005)
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The scenes in the mental hospital were shot in the former Bangour Village Hospital, a disused insane asylum, in West Lothian, Scotland, near Edinburgh. As The Jacket was released, several other film scouts expressed an interest in the hospital building as a location, but the area had already been earmarked for housing development. Since then, the housing development has been scrapped, and Bangour Village Hospital still stands as it did at the time of filming, and continues to attract ghost-hunters as certain of the patient villas are believed to be haunted. See more »

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After Jack is looking out the side-view mirror of Jackie's car to find Dr. Becker, he opens the door, and as he does so you can clearly see the cameraman. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack Starks: [Walking over to Iraqi child who's breathing hard] How's it going little man? You all right?
[Babak pulls out gun. Jack puts his hand up in a stop gesture but Babak shoots Jack in the head. Jack falls to the ground]
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Featured in The Jacket: Project History and Deleted Scenes (2005) See more »

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Unbelievable
Written by Dench / Atkin / Decloedt / Brownson / Foley
Performed by EMF (as E.M.F.)
Courtesy of E.M.F.
Under license from Warner/Chappell Music
Produced by Ian Dench and Ollie Jacobs
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Profound Performance!
27 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Adrian Brody deserves at least, an academy award nomination for his performance in this film. Sadly I fear this film won't be recognized because of it improper marketing and poor performance in the theaters. This film was promoted as a horror film, just look at the tag- line, "Terror has a new name!" What kind of crap is that? Anyway I don't think he will be recognized for this role even though I believe he should. Also, Kiera did a stunning job! I was totally surprised by her performance as well. I mean she hasn't been terrible in her past films, just no where near as deep or real as her role in this film. All in all I really enjoyed this film. The direction, cinematography, compositing (effects in his eyes) and Editing were superb. I will watch this one again and I would recommend it any day.


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