The Jacket

The Jacket

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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 pear shaped when a cop pulls them over and is murdered by the stranger. The vet. is wrongly accused of killing the cop and lands up in an asylum. A quack doctor prescribes a course of experimental therapy, restraining him in a heavy duty straight jacket-like device, and locks him away in a body drawer of the basement morgue. During course of his treatment he gets flashbacks and visions of his future , where he can foresee he is to die in four days time. The catch is he doesn't know how. Thus commences the classic race against time.

Rated: R, Runtime: 103 min, Released: 2005

Rotten Tomatoes: 44%

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Director: John Maybury
Writer: Tom Bleecker (story), Marc Rocco (story), Massy Tadjedin (screenplay)
Actors: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh