Jack's Back

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  • R
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.8  (4,027)

Jack's Back (1988) is a thriller movie directed by Rowdy Herrington that stars James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, and Jim Haynie in lead roles. The plot of the movie revolves around the murder of two women in Los Angeles, California, ten years apart from each other, which brings an identical killer back in the city to commit more killings.

The movie begins with a series of murders happening in Los Angeles, which are similar to the ones that occurred ten years ago. The murderer is marking his killings with the letter 'J' written in blood, which clues the police investigating the case that the same killer is back in the city. James Spader plays the role of twin brothers Rick and John Wesford, who are both medical students living in Los Angeles. Rick is an aspiring doctor, while John works as a medical assistant in a hospital, with a police record that he got ten years ago for drugs.

One night, John is attacked by an unknown assailant, leaving Rick to take his place while he recovers in the hospital. However, as Rick gets involved in investigating his brother's attack and the murders happening in the city, he discovers some secret truths about his brother's past and the killer's identity.

Cynthia Gibb plays the role of Chris Moscari, a young artist who was abducted and murdered ten years ago. As the killings start again, Chris's brother, Craig Moscari (also played by James Spader), comes to the city to find the killer and avenge his sister's death. As Rick investigates the murders, he meets Chris's roommates and friends, who provide him with clues about the killer's identity.

The movie takes a few twists and turns, as Rick and Craig's investigations lead them to some unexpected places, and they finally realize who the killer really is. The climax of the movie is intense, with some nail-biting scenes that keep the viewer engaged.

Overall, Jack's Back is a well-written thriller that keeps the audience engaged till the end. James Spader's portrayal of the twin brothers is outstanding, with his ability to display the subtle differences between the two characters. Cynthia Gibb and Jim Haynie also deliver exceptional performances, making the movie a must-watch for all thriller fans.

The movie's plotline is engaging, with some unexpected twists and turns that keep the audience guessing till the end. The use of light and darkness in the movie's cinematography is superb, with the director creating a tense atmosphere that keeps the audience on edge.

Overall, Jack's Back is an excellent thriller movie that is worth watching, especially for fans of the genre.

Jack's Back is a 1987 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

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    5.8  (4,027)