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 wrong when a cop pulls them over and is murdered by a stranger. The vet is wrongly accused of the killing and lands in an asylum. A disreputable doctor prescribes a course of experimental therapy, restraining him in a modified strength straight jacket-like device, and locks him away in a cadaver drawer in the basement morgue. During the course of his treatment, he gets flashbacks and visions of his future where he can foresee that he is to die in four days time; He just doesn't know how. And thus commences the classic race against time for this tortured veteran with an expiration date.Written by
Keira Knightley credits the food poisoning she had during her audition for landing her the part of a sickly alcoholic. See more »
When Jack is picked up by the Stranger, he speaks to him through the passenger side window, but when he gets into the car, the window is closed. See more »
[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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There are 2 continuations to the last scene where Jackie gives Jack a ride and the sun shines behind them. In one version, we hear Jack screaming as Dr. Becker gets him out of the drawer. In the second Version, we see Jack has really died in Iraq. See more »
Spoken Word Recording of Noam Chomsky
Taken with permission from the Audio CD "American Addiction"
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Awesome movie with interesting plot and outstanding actors.
Reading the plot description one could make the mistake and expect some rather low quality B "action" flick.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Out comes an outstanding movie which will capture you from the beginning to the end, guaranteed.
Its not your typical action-flick or cheaply made horror movie by any means.
Adrien Brody again proves he is probably one of the best actors we have currently, in my opinion he is just phenomenal. He gives the story depth and credibility. Kira's performance was "ok", not much too say here (sexy as always of course) and Daniel Craig and Kris Kristofferson did a great job also.
I watched the movie and it immediately became one of my favorites.
Highly recommended! G.
Kira's performance was "ok"
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