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The Jacket is a 2005 psychological thrillers that is based on the Jack London story The Star Rover. The film gets its name from the title that The Star Rover was published under in the United Kingdom. The Jacket follows a Gulf War veteran who returns to his hometown after recovering from a bullet wound sustained to his head. It is quickly apparent that the wounded veteran has little back home, and he runs across a little girl and her drunken mother stranded inside of a broken down truck.

The soldier’s brain injury becomes worse, and he begins to suffer from intermittent periods of amnesia. The soldier interprets this as time travel, and he begins to go on adventures while locked inside of a mental asylum. The film climaxes when he convinces a young woman that his powers are real, just when he himself learns they are in fact part of his injury.

The Jacket stars Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, and Kris Kristofferson. The film was directed by John Maybury.

The Jacket is an Thriller, Mystery, Drama movie that was released in 2005 and has a run time of 1 hr 43 min. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 44.

The Jacket is available to watch and stream, buy on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube VOD online. Some platforms allow you to rent The Jacket for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

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| 2005 | 1 hr 43 min | 7.1/10 | 44/100
Cast
Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Director
John Maybury
Produced By
George Clooney, Peter Guber, Steven Soderbergh, Marc Rocco
Language
English
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Also directed by John Maybury