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The Jacket -- Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody, a veteran of the first Gulf War who, once home, finds himself in an asylum with no memory of the crime he allegedly committed that put him there.
The Jacket -- A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.


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4 March 2005 (USA) See more »
the first one is hard, then comes easy See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Adrien Brody ... Jack Starks

Keira Knightley ... Jackie Price

Kris Kristofferson ... Dr. Thomas Becker

Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Dr. Beth Lorenson

Kelly Lynch ... Jean Price

Brad Renfro ... The Stranger

Daniel Craig ... Rudy Mackenzie

Steven Mackintosh ... Dr. Hopkins

Brendan Coyle ... Damon

Mackenzie Phillips ... Nurse Harding

Laura Marano ... Young Jackie

Jason Lewis ... Officer Harrison

Richard Dillane ... Captain Medley
Jonah Lotan ... Intern #1

Angel Coulby ... Intern #2
Paul Birchard ... Doctor

Nigel Whitmey ... Lieutenant

Ian Porter ... Major

Anthony Edridge ... Dr. Morgan (as Antony Edridge)

Kerry Shale ... Prosecutor

Angus MacInnes ... Judge

Richard Durden ... Dr. Hale

Tristan Gemmill ... Officer Nash

Colin Stinton ... Jury Foreman

Tara Summers ... Nurse Nina
Angelo Andreou ... Babak / Iraqi Boy
Teresa Gallagher ... Nurse Sally
Anne Kidd ... State Representative
Charneh Demir ... Jamille / Iranian Mother
Frances Brady-Stewart ... Woman with Dog
Lolly Susi ... Nurse

Garrick Hagon ... Defense Lawyer
Fish ... Jimmy Fleischer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alan Marsh ... Extra (uncredited)
Scott Peden ... Wounded US Marine (uncredited)
Nik Weir ... Patient (uncredited)

Directed by
John Maybury 
Writing credits
Tom Bleecker (story) and
Marc Rocco (story)

Massy Tadjedin (screenplay)

Produced by
George Clooney .... producer
Ben Cosgrove .... executive producer
Mark Cuban .... executive producer
Jennifer Fox .... executive producer
Marc Frydman .... co-producer
Andreas Grosch .... executive producer (as Andy Grosch)
Peter Guber .... producer
Kia Jam .... co-producer
Ori Marmur .... executive producer
Peter McAleese .... co-executive producer
Donald C. McKeon .... co-producer
Philip McKeon .... co-producer (as Philip A. McKeon)
Timothy J. Nicholas .... executive producer
Chris Roberts .... executive producer
Marc Rocco .... co-producer
Andreas Schmid .... co-producer
Steven Soderbergh .... producer
Peter E. Strauss .... executive producer
Todd Wagner .... executive producer
Original Music by
Brian Eno 
Cinematography by
Peter Deming 
Film Editing by
Emma E. Hickox 
Casting by
Laray Mayfield 
Production Design by
Alan MacDonald 
Art Direction by
Isabelle Guay (supervising art director)
Margaret Horspool (supervising art director)
Jean-Pierre Paquet 
Caireen Todd 
Set Decoration by
Liz Griffiths 
Costume Design by
Doug Hall  (as Douglas Hall)
Makeup Department
Tahira Herold .... hair stylist: Canada
Tomoko Hidaka .... makeup artist: Canada
Ashley Johnson .... makeup artist
Veronica McAleer .... hair designer (as Veronica Brebner)
Veronica McAleer .... makeup designer (as Veronica Brebner)
Heather Millington .... makeup artist
Production Management
Pierre Guay .... assistant unit manager
Pierre Guay .... production manager: second unit
Jeanette Haley .... post-production supervisor
Jacky Lavoie .... production manager: Montreal
Shellie Smith .... production supervisor: Scotland
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Luciana Burcheri .... trainee assistant director
Marc Julien .... third assistant director: Montreal
Ray Kenny .... second second assistant director: Scotland
Raymond Kirk .... second assistant director
Fiona MacMillan .... second second assistant director: Scotland
Bethan Mowat .... second assistant director: Montreal
Karen Richards .... first assistant director
Jonathan Strauss .... third assistant director
Art Department
Serge Archambault .... head scenic artist: Canada
Muir Balfour .... supervising carpenter
Mat Bergel .... stand-by propman
Michel Brochu .... construction supervisor
Stephen Campbell .... stand-by art director
Stephen Craig .... set painter
Isabelle Côté .... graphic designer
Jaeson Finn .... storyboard artist
Gordon Fitzgerald .... property master
Colin H. Fraser .... construction manager
Fiona Gavin .... assistant art director
Martin Handfield .... on-set property master
Margaret Horspool .... supervising art director: UK & Canada
Piero Jamieson .... dressing props
Caroline Lachance .... art department assistant
Brent Lambert .... set designer
Jim McCallum .... stand-by props
Tim Monroe .... draughtsperson
Steve Patterson .... carpenter
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... sound re-recording mixer
Ron Bedrosian .... adr mixer
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Ricky Butt .... foley artist
Paul Davies .... sound designer
Paul Davies .... supervising sound editor
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Colin Gregory .... sound assistant
Vincent Hazard .... sound effects editor
Nigel Heath .... foley mixer
Alex Joseph .... foley editor
Keith Marriner .... adr editor
Keith Marriner .... dialogue editor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Brendan Nicholson .... preview re-recording mixer
Colin Nicolson .... sound mixer
Louis Piche .... boom operator: Canada
Alexandra Raveane .... assistant dialogue editor
Jamie Roden .... adr mixer
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Jessie Taylor .... assistant dubbing mixer
Jessie Taylor .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
Glen Gathard .... post-production sound (uncredited)
Richard Kondal .... assistant foley editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Jean-François Aubin .... special effects technician: Canada
Marc Bienvenu .... special effects coordinator: Canada
Darcy Callaghan .... special effects technician: Canada
Francis Choquette .... special effects technician: Canada
Garry Cooper .... special effects technician
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor: Canada
Neil Davies .... special effects technician
François Dion .... special effects technician: Canada
Mario Dumont .... special effects senior technician
Stephen Gilbert .... special effects technician: Canada
David Harris .... special effects supervisor
Jude Harris .... special effects technician
Graham Hills .... senior special effects technician
Éric Hébert .... special effects technician: Canada (as Erik Hebert)
Michael Innanen .... special effects technician
David Johns .... snow effects technician
Pierre L'Heureux .... special effects technician: Canada
Denis Lavigne .... special effects coordinator: Canada
Francis Marleau .... special effects technician: Canada
Louis Pedneault .... special effects technician: Canada
Delroy Reid .... snow effects technician (as Del Reid)
Philippe Roberge .... special effects best boy: Canada
Matthew Roberts .... special effects technician (as Matt Roberts)
Steve Simard .... special effects technician: Canada
David 'Pinkie' Thomas .... snow effects supervisor
Andrew Thompson .... special effects technician (as Andy Thompson)
Ian Thompson .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Holly Acton .... digital artist: Double Negative
Andy Burrow .... scanning and recording manager
Edward Xi Chen .... data operator
Frazer Churchill .... visual effects supervisor (as Fraser Churchill)
James Clarke .... visual effects
Kate Coggins .... data operator: Framestore CFC
Jerome Dewhurst .... di engineer
Paul Doogan .... digital scanning and recording
Michael Bruce Ellis .... lead digital artist: Double Negative (as Michael B. Ellis)
Rohit Gill .... digital artist: Double Negative
Adam Glasman .... DI colourist
Joe Godfrey .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup
Dianne Gordon .... data operator: Framestore CFC
Gavin Graham .... digital artist: Double Negative
Andy Hague .... visual effects editorial
Pete Hanson .... studio manager
Nic Hodgkinson .... compositor
Jan Hogevold .... production executive: Framestore CFC
Alex Hope .... visual effects executive producer: Double Negative
Alex Ireland .... digital artist: Double Negative
Jesper Kjölsrud .... digital artist: Double Negative
Phillip Leonhardt .... digital compositor: Double Negative (as Phillip Lionheart)
Kevin Lowery .... scanning and recording & digital cleanup
Dan McRae .... digital lab quality control paint artist
Mark Michaels .... lead digital artist: Double Negative
Helen Nesbitt .... rotoscope artist: Framestore CFC
Claire Pegorier .... digital effects artist
Fred Place .... digital artist: Double Negative
Cristina Puente .... digital compositor: Double Negative (as Cristina Puente Raba)
Dave Robinson .... systems engineer
Gavin Round .... digital lab film editor: Framestore CFC
Jeremy Sawyer .... data operator
Matthew Shaw .... digital artist: Double Negative
William Skellorn .... visual effects editorial: Double Negative
Matina Skouteri .... digital lab operator
Jelena Stojanovic .... digital compositor
Andy Taylor .... visual effects producer: Double Negative
Paola Varvaro .... digital cleanup artist
Stephen Willey .... systems engineer
Aubrey Woodiwiss .... digital cleanup artist
Annabel Wright .... digital cleanup coordinator
Steve Lynn .... technical support (uncredited)
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator
Bruce Cain .... stunt double
Charles Jarman .... stunt performer
David McKeown .... stunt coordinator: Canada (as Dave McKeown)
Bruce Cain .... stunt double: Adrien Brody (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-François Abran .... electrician: Montreal
John Adefarasin .... second assistant camera
Sylvain Bernier .... gaffer: Montreal
David Bourke .... best boy
Stuart Bunting .... grip
Luke Coulter .... camera trainee
David Cozens .... first assistant camera
Tim Critchell .... grip
Toby Flesher .... electrician
Julie Garceau .... video assist operator
Tom Gates .... gaffer
Chris Gilbertson .... desk operator
Chris Gilbertson .... lighting console operator
Phil Hurst .... electrician
Stefan Ivanov .... director of photography: second unit, Canada
Pierre Malo .... electrician
Nicolas Marion .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, Canada
Grant McPhee .... video assist operator
Clyde Miller .... aerial director of photography
Clyde Miller .... camera operator: Wescam camera
Jeff Petro .... assistant camera: Wescam camera
Jamie Summers .... electrician
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
Marco Venditto .... electrician
Jonathan Wenk .... still photographer
Tony Wilcock .... electrician
Casting Department
Rosalie Clayton .... casting assistant
Nina Gold .... casting: UK
Mike Migliara .... extras casting
Bruno Rosato .... casting associate
Aldo Tirelli .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Margie Fortune .... assistant costume designer
Anna Lau .... costume supervisor
Jane Marcantonio .... costume assistant
Art Reasonover .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Marcus Alexander .... digital intermediate producer: Framestore CFC
Adam Glasman .... senior colorist: Framestore CFC
Andrew Jadavji .... first assistant editor
David McGroarty .... assistant editor
Anna Mehta .... second assistant film editor
Dave Muscat .... telecine suite operator
Keith Shaw .... colorist: mastering
Steve Wagendorp .... assistant digital colorist: Framestore CFC
Jason Wheeler .... negative cutter
Neil Williams .... film conforming assistant
Music Department
Michael Higham .... music editor (as Mike Higham)
Jill Meyers .... music clearance
Andy Richards .... music supervisor
Andy Richards .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Michel Boulanger .... driver: Kris Kristofferson
Jas Brown .... transportation captain
Aleck Duncan .... driver: Jennifer Jason Leigh
Angus Finlayson .... runner driver
Victor Labelle .... driver: actors
Rod Patterson .... driver: props truck
James Sanchez .... transportation captain
Joe Sanchez .... transportation coordinator
Ted Schambers .... driver: Bruce Willis
Jerome Wheeler .... driver
Other crew
Julie Adams .... dialect coach: Mr. Adrian Brody, Ms. Keira Knightly and Ms. Jennifer Jason Leigh
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Josef Brandmaier .... bank services
Jennifer Bydwell .... product placement/clearances
Henry Camilleri .... military coordinator
Elaine Campbell .... assistant: Mr. Cosgrove and Mr. Strauss
Phaedra Charlton .... first assistant accountant
Guy Cowan .... caterer
Edward Curtin .... military medical advisor
Matt Curtis .... title designer
Kim De Pietro .... consulting location manager
Enfys Dickinson .... creative producer
Lloret Dunn .... location manager: Scotland
Kerstin Dyroff .... production coordinator: VIP Medienfonds
Nicky Earnshaw .... assistant: Mr. McAleese
Shawn Fleming .... payroll accountant
Linda Gamble .... unit publicist
Allen Vee Goss .... assistant to producers
Jean-Francois Hall .... production assistant
Marjorie Hamel .... assistant: Mr. Maybury
Charles Heaphy .... production financing
Isabel Hervieux .... receptionist
Sharon Howat .... assistant production coordinator
Natalie Hume .... assistant: Mr. Maybury (as Natalie Howe)
Ryan R. Johnson .... development associate
Matt Jones .... location scout
George Lakes .... production controller
Joanna Laurie .... stand-in
Scott Leadbetter .... production runner
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
Layla Mall .... assistant: John Maybury
Sylvie Martin .... production coordinator
Sarada McDermott .... production secretary
Satsuki Mitchell .... executive: 2929 Productions
Richard Neale .... 24 frame playback technician: CompuHire
Louise O'Malley .... production accountant
Caroline O'Reilly .... script supervisor
Samantha Porteous .... assistant: Mr. Cosgrove and Mr. Strauss
Bernard Rodrigue .... location manager: Canada
Donald Sabourin .... production coordinator
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Mark Shelley .... weapons armorer
Kerry Smith .... assistant accountant
Yanick Veilleux .... production assistant
Joshua J. Cotten .... second assistant: Ori Marmur (uncredited)
Vladimir Fuentes .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
David Milhous .... studio team (uncredited)
Eva Neufahrt .... production controller (uncredited)
Sandra Reis .... rotoscope artist: Double Negative (uncredited)

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality/nudity
103 min | Turkey:94 min (TV version)
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Did You Know?

During filming of the key flashback scene, where Angelo Andreo playing Babak the Iraqi Boy shoots Adrien Brody in the head, the boy is actually aiming at one of the extras, Tom Burke, who played the Humvee gunner. Adrian Brody, realizing he wouldn't actually be on camera for that shot had escaped to his trailer for a break.See more »
Factual errors: Babak is a Persian name, not Arabic; it is used for Iranian boys not Iraqis.See more »
[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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105 out of 130 people found the following review useful.
Difficult to categorize but, for all its faults, still quite a gripping roller-coaster of a movie, 28 May 2005
Author: Chris_Docker from United Kingdom

Every so often there's a movie that's so hard to describe that it's to picture whether it's your type of movie or not. The Jacket melds about five different genres without falling firmly into any of them. Even to describe it as an 'alternative reality' movie could put off those who think, "Oh, no, not another sci-fi". I wouldn't describe it as sci-fi. There is a love story, but I wouldn't call it that. There's some pretty disturbing shots and dizzying camera work but it's not really a horror film. What can you rely on? A stellar cast for starters: Adrien Brody, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson. All needed as the story is not exactly flawless, but the combined characterisations and sheer ingenuity keep you in suspense and mostly make you want to forgive any shortcomings in this rather ambitious project.

If you like stories nice and simple, stay away. If you like a challenge, The Jacket might fill the bill. It's not quite such a headbanging puzzle as Mulholland Drive, and it doesn't have the cutesiness of Donnie Darko, but it is in the realm of dark, weird and ultimately rather moving experimental film.

Brody is Mr quite nice guy Jack Starks, apparently shot dead at point blank range in the Gulf War - but hang on a minute, his eyelids blink before they pronounce him dead and he recovers - with amnesia but otherwise OK - then he gets committed to an asylum for the criminally insane fro a murder he didn't do, and we're talking 1990s when some pretty strange experimental psychotherapy went on behind closed doors. Enter the old doctor, played by Kris Kristofferson, who looks like he's had one too many acid trips and survived and believes he can think up new treatments for nutters like Jack Starks. During some pretty unconventional (not say unethical by today's standards) solitary 'treatment', Starks sees himself in 2007. The treatment is a combination of drugs and sensory deprivation - a sort of Neanderthal NLP the hard way. Each time he is locked up in 'The Jacket', Starks' projected timeline lets him interact with other characters in his dilemma. It gets continuingly creepier and the tension builds to an ending that leaves you shocked, horrified and filled with warmth at the same time.

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