Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Synopsis: After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer.
Director(s): Edward Zwick
Production: Paramount Pictures
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118 min

Pardon me, excuse me, step aside please.

Jesus Christ!

Lee's Diner.

There are four down. I'll

need two MS vehicles.

What the hell happened here?

Somebody run 'em over?

No, man.

It was a fight.

One guy took them all out in like seconds.

He's still in there.

That's him.

Turn around, mister.

Let me see your hands.


Military ID. Expired.

$38 bucks.

And a toothbrush.

And no home address.

In other words, homeless.

Aggravated assault is a second-degree

felony in this state, Mr...

Reacher. First name Jack. No middle name.

You're looking at 10 to 20 years, once those

boys you beat out there are fit to testify.

Process him. Get him to county.

Two things are gonna happen

in the next 90 seconds.

Excuse me?


that phone over there's gonna ring.

And second...

you're gonna be wearing these cuffs

on your way to prison.

That is one magnificent prophecy,

Mr. Reacher.

That'll be a Major Turner of the 110th CID

Military Police in Alexandria, Virginia.

You and those boys out

there made a mistake,

operating on land owned by the US Army.

What are you talking about?

Kidnapping illegals.

Selling them.

MP's are on the way now.

If it were up to me, I'd just kill you.

It's just gonna keep on ringing.

Sheriff Raymond Wood.

Who the hell are you?

The guy you didn't count on.

Thank you.

United States Army 110,

Sergeant Leach.

Major Turner, please.

One moment please.

This is Turner.

Major S. Turner?

This is she.

Who am I speaking to?

Jack Reacher.

No kidding?

Well it's nice to finally speak.

Thanks for tipping us off to that sheriff.

You know, I...

I wanted to thank you for helping me.

Out of a tight spot, huh?

Isn't that what army folks

do for each other, Major?

Ex Major.

Oh, once a Major always a Major.

Where are you calling from?

Outside Independence I think.

You're not sure?

It doesn't really matter,

I move around a lot.

So I've heard.

What else have you heard?

Oh, come on, you're a legend around here.

Some folks still wonder why you left.

Let's say I...

woke up one morning and

the uniform didn't fit.

United States Army, 110, Sergeant Leach.

Jack Reacher for Major Turner.

Hold on, Major.


How's my office?

I'm sitting here now.

You know, there is this

big dent in the desk.

And people say you made

with someone's head.

Is that true?

It was not my finest hour.

You're not in trouble again, are you?

I'm afraid you have a way of finding it.


looking for it.

You know, I was thinking maybe I

owe you dinner for what you did.

Oh, dinner well it took you a while

to come to that conclusion.

When are you coming to DC?

I'll get there eventually.

Well then I won't hold my breath.

You're not saying anything.

I'm deciding whether I'd

like you in person.

Which way are you leaning.

On the fence.

I'm not sure you can handle me.

I'm not worried.

Oh, worry...

just a little.

Take care of yourself, Reacher.

Jack Reacher, for Major Turner.

Major Reacher.

Sergeant Leach, we've spoken on the phone.

Welcome back.

Just Reacher.

I'm a civilian now.

Yes sir.

I'll take you up.

I'm sorry, I was looking...

Come in, Major.

Sam Morgan.

Please come in.

Come in.

Have a seat.

I've heard a lot about you.

Stopping by to see Major Turner.

Oh, well, that's a problem.

Major Turner has been relieved

of her command.

I spoke with her a few days ago.

She's been arrested.

Court Martial's pending.

On what charge?


I'm assuming her duties

until a replacement is assigned.

Is there something I can help you with?

No. Just a personal visit.

You know each other from back

when you we're C.O. here?

Nope. Never met her.

I'm sorry to give you

the bad news, Major.

Ex Major.

Sir, I wanted to warn you.


Ordered not to.

Colonel Morgan, directly.

Maybe you should warn me now.

Speak freely Sergeant.

Major Turner is an excellent officer, sir.

Has she been assigned an attorney yet?

Ordered not to give out

any information about that, sir.


Always follow orders, Sergeant.

Yes, sir.

Just curious, who was your DI in boot camp?

Sergeant Green, sir.

Well, let's say, if Sergeant Green

were having legal troubles.

Would you be able to recommend

an attorney for him?



Definitely I'd recommend Colonel Moorcroft over at Fort

Dyer, for the highest security person you can find, sir.


You're the assigned counsel

for Major Susan Turner.

I'm Jack Reacher.

Former Commander of the 110th.

I was wondering

when you were gonna show up.

Major Turner requested under no circumstances

are you to be granted visitation privileges.

Why would she say that?

Maybe she read your file.

Anti-authority, anti-social.

- Anti-lawyer. - Deadbeat dad?

Excuse me?

Says here you never paid child support.

I'm not a father.

Well, a woman named

Candice Dutton begs to differ.

She contacted the army

seeking compensation for her daughter.

Samantha Dutton, she's 15 now.

This is a mistake.

They usually are.

Mother's got two

priors, prostitution, possession.

The kid's been in and out

of foster care her whole life.

Any feelings anything about that?

About foster care?

Life sucks.

I meant the kid.

I don't have a kid.

I've never heard of Candice Dutton.

I'm here about Major Turner.

What evidence do they have?

A hard drive.

Containing classified information

found at Major Turner's residence.

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