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What Did Jack Do? (2017)

In a locked down train station, a homicide detective conducts an interview with a tormented monkey.


David Lynch


David Lynch




Cast overview:
Jack Cruz Jack Cruz ... Jack Cruz
David Lynch ... Detective
Toototabon Toototabon ... Toototabon
Emily Stofle Emily Stofle ... Waitress


Dressed up in a formal suit, evoking memories of Twin Peaks (1990)' Special Agent Dale Cooper, David Lynch's hard-boiled, chain-smoking detective probes into the personal life of inscrutable Jack Cruz: a suspect related to a hideous crime of passion. Now, against the backdrop of a gritty, black-and-white railroad station café, and a ceaseless battle of wits, the masterful interrogator presses Jack to confess to the murder of Max Clegg; however, his evasive answers prove that Jack is a hard nut to crack. But, there is an elephant in the room. So, let's dispense with the formalities and start talking turkey. What did Jack do? Written by Nick Riganas

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"What Did Jack Do?" is a Black & White film that David shot back in 2016. It was premiered in Paris at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in November 2017, also screened at Festival of Disruption in New York on May 20th, 2018. It was distributed online by Netflix on January 20th, 2020. See more »


Detective: What happened, Jack?
Jack Cruz: I don't know. It's all like a crazy nightmare to me now.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Spider-Man (2020) See more »


True Love's Flame
by David Lynch and Dean Hurley
Performed by Jack Cruz
Publishing by Bobkind Music & Team Hurley
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I'm so Torn on this Short Film
21 January 2020 | by wvwriterSee all my reviews

This short film is incredibly Lynchian. It's purely a signature of style, and I mean that in the most positive way possible. However, I can't help but wonder, if this short came from anyone else who lacked the renown which Lynch has, would it be viewed as anything more than a peculiar piece that you pass by after five minutes? It's good in its eerie, dream-like quality, truly, but I'm torn as to whether this is noteworthy solely because of what it is in style or simply because of who made it--content aside. I suppose I'm at a stalemate of neutrality on this one. Draw your own conclusions, and I hope you enjoy, either way!

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20 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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