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The Jacket (2005)

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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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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 USA:

$2,723,682, 6 March 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,303,762, 18 December 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,046,858, 18 June 2006
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According to John Maybury, the love scene between Adrien Brody (Jack Starks) and Keira Knightley (Jackie Price) was longer, but was cut, because American test audiences did not like the scene, which included nudity. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie the female Corpsman/Medic says, referring to Jack, "This Soldier is alive." In modern US military language, a "Soldier" is a member of the US Army (just as a "Sailor" would be in the Navy, an "Airman" in the Air Force, or a "Marine" in the Marine Corps). Yet Jack Stark is clearly a Marine, as his dog tags show, reading "USMC" for US Marine Corps. US Marines are never called "Soldiers." Also, the other Corpsman mentions that Jack's fuller biographical details will be sorted out later at the "Naval Hospital," the place well out of the combat zone where wounded or dead Marines and Sailors would be sent but not Soldiers or Airmen. See more »

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[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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Auld Lang Syne
Traditional tune, lyrics by Robert Burns (uncredited)
[Incorrectly credited as written by D. Walter]
Arranged by D. Walter
Courtesy of KPM Music Ltd.
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An excellent movie if you can take wanting more when it's over.
13 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

I just finished the movie and it really is a great piece of work. No futuristic crap mixed up though you might expect it. Miss Knightley really does a great job playing the part, though her role seems to have been kept a bit too far in the background.

The whole idea of changing the future has been brought up before, but this time instead of changing the future by altering the past it brings new perspective by altering the present by adding new info from the future. At first it reminded me very much of Butterfly Effect. If you like that one, you'll love this one.

It also shines new light on the subject whether or not you can change your own destiny which hasn't been brought up in a while.

It surely is a "must-see".


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