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Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Thriller | 21 December 2012 (USA)
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A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Writers:

Lee Child (based on the book "One Shot" by), Christopher McQuarrie (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cruise ... Reacher
Rosamund Pike ... Helen
Richard Jenkins ... Rodin
David Oyelowo ... Emerson
Werner Herzog ... The Zec
Jai Courtney ... Charlie
Vladimir Sizov Vladimir Sizov ... Vlad
Joseph Sikora ... Barr
Michael Raymond-James ... Linsky
Alexia Fast ... Sandy
Josh Helman ... Jeb
Robert Duvall ... Cash
James Martin Kelly ... Rob Farrior
Dylan Kussman ... Gary
Denver Milord Denver Milord ... Punk
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Storyline

In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But instead of confessing, the accused man writes the words, "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The law has limits. He does not.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Rosamund Pike was pregnant with son Solo during the shooting for this film. See more »

Goofs

When Jack calls Helen's from a payphone, Charlie answers and puts it on speaker. When Jack hangs up and calls again, Charlie keeps the phone to his ear for the "I'm not a hero" speech. However, when Jack finishes, Charlie, Helen and the Zec look as if they all could hear the conversation. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Emerson: It's life or death now, James. By that, I mean you're doing one or the other up in Rockview. This here is District Attorney Rodin. Want to know what he's wondering? Whether you're gonna walk like a man or cry like a pussy on your way to the death house. See, the D.A. likes the needle, whereas me, I like to see a man like you live a long life - with all your teeth knocked out. Passed around till a brother can't tell your fart from a yawn.
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Alternate Versions

In the UK the BBFC originally decided to give the film a '15' rating. Paramount, desiring the '12A' rating, asked them to reconsider the decision. In order for the film to be given a '12A' rating the BBFC requested 2s of cuts, which Paramount subsequently accepted, to two scenes; One cut takes place where Sandy is suffocated near to her apartment and the other when a henchman is hit over the head with a rock in the quarry. The DVD and Blu-ray versions are uncut and rated '15'. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Jump Around
Written by Deejay Muggs (as Larry Muggerud) & Erik Schrody
Performed by House of Pain
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Fast and clever
29 August 2013 | by dave-n-poundsSee all my reviews

After putting off watching this film as I usually don't enjoy Tom Cruise I was pleasantly surprised. The film has a good twisting plot and Jack Reacher is a mix between James Bond and John McLane from Die Hard. There are some memorable characters and the film draws you in and makes you think. The plot is easy to follow but complex enough to keep you interested without giving you brain ache. In short I liked Jack Reacher and look forward to more films with Jack.

The plot has plenty of fast action scenes which are thankfully not too over the top and keep the pace of the film going. The ending was also well thought out despite the slightly cheesy last few lines. But they do leave the character ready for follow up films.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Shot See more »

Filming Locations:

Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,210,156, 23 December 2012

Gross USA:

$80,070,736

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$218,340,595
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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