Jacknife is a 1989 American film directed by David Jones and starring Robert De Niro, Ed Harris and Kathy Baker. The film focuses on a small, serious story, with emphasis on characterization and the complex tension between people in a close relationship. Stephen Metcalfe, upon whose play Strange Snow (1982) the film was based, wrote the screenplay.
Joseph Megessey (known to most as Megs) is a Vietnam war veteran suffering post-Vietnam stress syndrome who is having trouble fitting in with society. He takes on the responsibility of drawing Dave, a fellow veteran now an alcoholic, out of his shell by coaxing him to enjoy life again, as well as urging him to face up to some of his darker memories.
|director||David Hugh Jones|
|keywords||alcoholic draw fitting in love affair post traumatic stress post-vietnam stress syndrome suffer vietnam war war veteran|
|producer||Carol Baum Robert Schaffel|
|productionCompany||Kings Road Entertainment|
|publisher||Cineplex Odeon Films|
|theme||high school romantic drama war|