Jacknife

Jacknife

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Director: David Jones

Cast: David Jones, Robert De Niro, Ed Harris, Kathy Baker

     
 

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This little-known Robert DeNiro film is set several years after the war in Vietnam. DeNiro plays an unpredictably explosive war veteran, while Ed Harris co-stars as his army buddy, who's trying his best to forget his Vietnamese experiences by crawling into a bottle. While visiting Harris and Harris' sister Kathy Baker, DeNiro frightens both with his neurotic ramblings… See more details below

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This little-known Robert DeNiro film is set several years after the war in Vietnam. DeNiro plays an unpredictably explosive war veteran, while Ed Harris co-stars as his army buddy, who's trying his best to forget his Vietnamese experiences by crawling into a bottle. While visiting Harris and Harris' sister Kathy Baker, DeNiro frightens both with his neurotic ramblings. Still, Baker is grateful that DeNiro's presence seems to be lifting Harris out of his deep funk. She encourages DeNiro to stay on for a while, thereby setting the stage for a blossoming romance. Baker has no way of knowing that Harris' depression has been brought about by the death of a wartime pal--a death he blames on DeNiro. Violence threatens to erupt at every turn in Jacknife, but the film refuses to play down to its audience by wallowing in the obvious.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/1999
UPC:
0031398694434
Original Release:
1989
Rating:
R
Source:
Vidmark / Trimark

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert De Niro Joseph "Megs" Megessey
Ed Harris Dave
Kathy Baker Martha
Charles S. Dutton Jake
Loudon Wainwright Ferretti
Ivar Brogger Actor
Sloane Shelton Shirley
Michael Arkin Dispatcher
Tom Isbell Bobby Buckman
Kirk Taylor Helicopter Gunner
Jordan Lund Tiny
Jessalyn Gilsig His Girlfriend
George Gerdes Tony
Josh Pais Rick
Walter Massey Ed Buckman
Elizabeth Franz Pru Buckman
Gabrielle Carteris College Girl in Bar
Madison Arnold Sam, Bartender
Tom Rack William Green
John Boylan Frank, Phys Ed
Bruce Ramsay Corridor Student

Technical Credits
David Jones Director
William Barclay Production Designer
Carol Baum Co-producer
John Bloom Editor
Bruce Broughton Score Composer
Everett Creach Stunts
Sandy Gallin Producer
Stephen Metcalfe Screenwriter
Edward Pisoni Production Designer
Robert Schaffel Co-producer
Brian West Cinematographer

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