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When Wendy locks Jack in the pantry, there is a round object on the door. Shot

I thought that it was something to help out if someone gets trapped in the pantry, but based on the scene, it seems like that's not the case.

What is this object?

  • Could it be a ..doorknob? – Joachim Apr 19 at 14:56
  • @Joachim I'd have to watch again to see the outside, but I am pretty sure that you could just push the door open. – Peregrine Lennert Apr 19 at 14:59
  • This photo is almost as good a canonical Jack Nicholson photo as "Heeeere's Jack!" Wonder why we don't see it too often? – davidbak Apr 19 at 16:25
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    @davidbak - "Johnny" - he was imitating Ed McMahon introducing Johnny Carson. – Hannover Fist Apr 19 at 16:58
  • @HannoverFist yes but "here's jack" works with a google image search just as well .. as it turns out ... – davidbak Apr 19 at 17:16
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It's a commercial walk-in refrigerator door handle, known as a 'push-strike'

Basically it just pushes through the door onto the regular latch on the outside so you can get out... unless in this case someone has locked it from the outside. You can bump it with your butt if your hands are full.

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Late edit: I found a shot of both sides of the door from the movie...

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