The Jacket is a 2005 American psychological thriller/horror film directed by John Maybury and starring Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It is partly based on the 1915 Jack London novel of the same name (published in the US as The Star Rover). Massy Tadjedin wrote the screenplay based on a story by Tom Bleecker and Marc Rocco. The original music score is composed by Brian Eno with Roger Eno and the cinematography is by Peter Deming.
After miraculously recovering from an apparently fatal bullet wound to the head, Gulf War veteran Jack Starks returns to Vermont in 1992, suffering from periods of amnesia. While walking, he sees a young girl, Jackie, and her alcoholic mother in despair beside their broken-down truck. Starks and Jackie quickly form a certain affinity; she asks him to give her his dogtags and he does so. He gets the truck started for them and continues on his way. Shortly after, a man driving along the same highway gives Jack a ride and they get pulled over by a policeman.
|editor||Emma E. Hickox|
|keywords||alcoholic mother amnesia better life bleed bullet wound childhood home deserted road drive experimental drug force gulf war gulf war veteran head wound how to iggy pop jacket meet mental institution morgue murder weapon new year roadside diner run sensory deprivation straitjacket suffer walk war veteran young girl|
|producer||George Clooney Marc Rocco Peter Guber Steven Soderbergh|
|productionCompany||2929 Entertainment Mandalay Pictures Section Eight Productions|
|publisher||Warner Independent Pictures|
|theme||narrative psychological thriller time|