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A gulf vet (Brody) is falsely convicted of murder. Having no memory of the crime, he's sentenced to a mental institution instead of prison. The chief psychiatrist's therapy consists of drugs, a straitjacket, and sensory deprivation in a morgue drawer. Vet's reaction to this is, of course, to time-travel, allowing him to confront the ghosts of his present in the future and effect changes for the general good of all. Interesting premise, but handled with a lead foot and little originality. Think "Jacob's Ladder" meets "Twelve Monkeys" meets "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." Fairly entertaining with good performances by solid cast.

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Available on Running time 102 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Psycho-Thriller, Persian Gulf War, Amnesia, Veterans, The Wrong Man, Homicide, Mental Hospitals, I'm Not Dead, Yet!, Time Travel, Sanity Check
Massy Tadjedin
Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro, Daniel Craig, MacKenzie Phillips
Peter Deming
John Maybury
Brian Eno
Colin Nicolson, Andy Richards, Emma E. Hickox, Doug Hall, Alan Macdonald
Peter Guber, George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh, Peter E. Strauss, Ori Marmur, Ben Cosgrove, Jennifer Fox, Todd Wagner, Warner Independent Pictures, Mandalay Pictures, Warner Independent Pictures

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The Jacket
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This movie is really interesting, and really good. Jack Starks miraculously recovers from a bullet wound to the head when he was in Iraq, suffers from amnesia. He is accused of murdering a police officer, found not guilty by reason of insanity, and is incarcerated in a mental institution. Starks becomes subject to the experiments of Dr. Thomas Becker, a psychiatrist. He is injected with an experimental drug, put into a straitjacket, and is then locked in a morgue drawer.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, but he has to figure out how.