Jack Reacher

Synopsis: In an innocent heartland city, five are shot dead by an expert sniper. The police quickly identify and arrest the culprit, and build a slam-dunk case. But instead of confessing, the accused man writes the words, "Get Jack Reacher." Reacher himself sees the news report and turns up in the city. The defense is immensely relieved, but Reacher has come to bury the guy. Shocked at the accused's request, Reacher sets out to confirm for himself the absolute certainty of the man's guilt, but comes up with more than he bargained for.
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min

It's life or death now James

and by that I mean you are

doing one or the other

I have been a rock for you. This

here is District Attorney Rodin

Want to know what he is wondering?

Whether you are gonna walk

like a man or cry like a p*ssy

on the way to the death house?

See the DA likes the

needle, where as me... I

like to see a man like

you live a longlife.

With all your teeth knocked

out, passed around

till a brother can't tell

your fart from a yawn

I don't know what kind of

man you are, which of these

two face you prefer, but Rodin

here's a generous fellow

He's wanting to let you take a

pick if, you save us and the city

a long and costly trial,

waive your right to counsel

and confess.

Right now.

kind of record detective

What the hell is this?

Who the hell is Jack Reacher?

Jack Reacher, born Jack.

Not John, no middle name

is a ghost. No driver's license current or

expired, no residence current or former

No credit cards, no credit history

no Po Box, Cellphone, e-mail.

Nothing !

Can you at least tell me who he is?

No, I can tell you who he was

Blood military, born and

raised on bases abroad

Mother was a French national,

father in the court. His

first trip to the United States

was to attend West Point

Four years later he ships out for good,

"Iraq", "Afghanistan", "Balkans"

You name it.

Served with distinction

Silver Star, Bright Star, Legion of merit

"Defence superior service medal"

Have to look that one up !

And a Purple heart. Spend the

bulk of his service in the

military police, by all accounts

a brilliant investigator

Probably a troublemaker too. Demoted to

'captain', vouched his way back to 'Major'

Then two years ago, he must resign.

After a literal

lifetime in the military

he just up and quits

And then for only the

second time in his life

he enters the United States

and simply disappears.

Dead maybe?

Not according to social security,

and a bank account in Virginia

his pension is deposited

monthly and someone

is making the

occasional withdrawal.

all wire transfers

I can't find out where

without a federal warrant

Well, he can't drive or fly,

at least not under his real name

Any warrants?

Record is clean. Oh come on!

Guy this hard

to find got to be

wanted for something !

His record IS CLEAN .

So... How do we find this Reacher ??

Obviously, you don't find this

guy unless he wants to be found.

(Knock on the door)

Excuse me sir, there's a

Jack Reacher here to see you

Can I help you? Reacher:

"James Bar"

Now that you've seen him,

how do you know him?

Why wasn't he in

protective custody?

That was an oversight

More like some correction

monkey threw him to the wolves

just as likely, but it is

done and we can't undo it.

So what happens now?

Well, now he is in a coma

We will try it when he

wakes up, if he wakes up.

OK, now it's your turn Reacher.

Why did he call you as a witness

I don't believe he did

I believe he asked for you by name

Any chance I could

look at the evidence ?

No way, not till you

answer some questions.

Reacher. Nice meeting you

Hey.. hey.. Mr Reacher!!

Mr Reacher, stop right

there we had a deal!!

I take you to Barr, you

tell me what you know.

I know you said he shot five people,

I know he is in a coma, I know there

is a bus station three miles away,

and I can walk there in 24 minutes.

Just gonna walk out on your friend?

He is not my friend.

Why did he ask for you then? for the same

reason he shot five people, He's crazy!

Wait, hold on.

Don't do that!

Well.. this is a new low,

even for both of you.

You do not talk to my client

without me present, you know that.

We weren't talking to your client,

he's in a coma for christ's sakes!

You are Barr's attorney?

Helen Rodin, Jack Reacher.

You Jack Reacher?

Helen Rodin?

Yeah she's the district

attorney's daughter.

It's a good story actually.

I would like to hear it.

How did you find him?

How did they find you?

You can't be talking to this

man, two strikes in one day

It's not what it looks like.

He came to us.

You went to the DA?

Is there a law against that?

None you are currently breaking

Now, before this gets awkward..hey .

.say I see you in court

Goodbye detective.

It's good to meet you.


Let's go.


So you are Jack Reacher?

So you are the DA's daughter.

O Jesus, please.

Is that legal?


How does that happen?

Tell you after deposition

You don't wanna depose me.

Oh you are my only defense witness

I'm not a defense witness.

Your friend James thinks you are !

He's not

my friend, why does

everyone assume that?

Why else would he ask for you? Why

did you come here to help him? ..

I didn't come

here to help him.

I came here to bury him

Linsky... Who the hell is Jack Reacher?

So why are you so hard to find?

I am impossible to find.

Why is that?

Well you could say what

started as an exercise

became an addiction.

Are you on the run?

My bus is leaving, you

better hurry counsellor.

How do you

know James Barr?

Why are you representing him?

I'm a lawyer

So as a public defender just how

much chance is there for clearing Barr

I am not trying to clear him.I'm just

trying to keep him off death row.

By proving he is insane?

Well that is one option.

And sticking it to your

father, because ...?

No, not my father, the office

of the district attorney.

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Lee Child

James D. "Jim" Grant (born 29 October 1954), primarily known by his pen name Lee Child, is a British author who writes thriller novels, and is best known for his Jack Reacher novel series. The books follow the adventures of a former American military policeman, Jack Reacher, who wanders the United States. His first novel, Killing Floor, won both the Anthony Award, and the Barry Award for Best First Novel. more…

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