The Jacket (2005)

The Jacket (2005)
  • Time: 103 min
  • Genre: Drama | Horror | Mystery
  • Director: John Maybury
  • Cast: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Daniel Craig


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.

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