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According to the Wall Street Journal there were several candidates to play Jack Reacher: Hugh Jackman, Russel Crowe, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Vince Vaughn, Jamie Fox and Will Smith. In the article Lee Child explains they went through the list of names above even thinking they should 'find the biggest guy possible'. Reading on you can see it's a money thing. ...


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I'd say that whoever added this scene, may it be the screenwriter, producer, director, author of the book or someone else, was just looking for a more or less original and clever way of ending the car chase and letting Jack Reacher get away. And, by having him jump out of the car when no one sees and then just letting it continue down the road while he's ...


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The movie has altered the plot of One Shot in many significant ways. The setting, for example, is a large city not a medium sized town, which makes it more cinematic but less coherent or credible (though this is a common trade-off in movies). The plot is simpler with fewer characters. The overall tone is not too far from the books, but the opportunity for ...


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No. Jack Reacher doesn't kill them... he's the good guy. The person who committed the murders is "Charlie" (Jai Courtney). See the plot synopsis here: We cut to a meeting in a dark area between a guy who's been following Reacher, and the actual shooter, whose name is Charlie. We also meet the boss, who is only known as "The Zec" (Werner Herzog). We ...


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Jack Reacher's creator does state that Reacher has a photographic memory He also has a photographic memory and a keen eye for details that ordinary investigators overlook. Source I've watched the scene with Jack and Sandy twice and I can't pickup any reason why he asked her to write it down. He barely looks at it and we don't get to see it. He ...


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From an interview with Werner Herzog: I was approached by the director and Tom Cruise. They wanted me. I think it's a logical idea because I've done parts before where I played really dysfunctional and outrageous and dangerous characters, like in Harmony Korine's Julien Donkey Boy, and because of that and other films they were interested in me. ...


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The sniper was Charlie played by Jai Courtney and he did because he was hired to and the real target was a construction company owner, "the bad guys" wanted to acquire her company and didn't want any suspicion raised about her death. From this So the big twist in Jack Reacher is essentially that the whole sniper routine was a setup to kill one specific ...


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I like to think that they decided to not turn him in because Americans often are rooting for the person being chased in high speed pursuits. Anecdotally, Americans seem more exposed to high speed chases on the news and on live television, and honestly, it doesn't seem unlikely that a group of people would not report someone who simply walked away from a high ...



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