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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  • Adrien Brody at an event for The Jacket (2005)
  • Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley in The Jacket (2005)

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3 March 2005 | ddtac
Based on a Jack London Book, The Star Rover
Just saw this at an advance screening. I liked it. Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley carry this film well. Although I have to admit that i was in the front row and watching a cinemascope film like that has one turning their head from left to right a lot. I recommend the star rover novel to read to anyone who likes this film. It was published in 1913, one of londons last books. it dealt with how the prison system at the time would strap people in straitjackets so tight that it would cause damage. The hero of the book comes to desire the tightening of the straps to the point where the guards have not seen, in order for him to more spiritually transcend his mind and soul into another life. He jaunts into other existences, all past, ie napoleon battle, viking conquest, to free his mind from the pain. The Jacket takes this idea in a way where the hero goes to a place that is involved in the plot running in the present.

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Trivia

The scenes in the mental hospital were shot in the former Bangour Village Hospital, an unused insane asylum, in West Lothian, Scotland, near Edinburgh. As this movie was released, several other film scouts expressed an interest in the hospital building as a location, but the area had already been earmarked for housing development. Since then, the housing development has been scrapped, and Bangour Village Hospital still stands, as it did at the time of filming, and continues to attract ghost hunters, as certain patient villas are believed to be haunted.


Quotes

Jack Starks: How's it going little man? You all right?


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.


Alternate Versions

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.


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Amnesia
Written by Luke Howard
Performed by The Most
Produced by Luke Howard & Princess Julia

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Genres

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,723,682 6 March 2005

Gross USA:

$6,303,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,733,230

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