Jack Says (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Jack Says (2008)
  • Rate: 4.6/10 total 228 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama
  • Runtime: UK:85 min
  • Filming Location: London, England, UK
  • Budget: £132,000(estimated)
  • Director: Bob Phillips
  • Stars: Simon Phillips, Rita Ramnani and Aurélie Amblard
  • Original Music By: David Beard   
  • Plot Keyword: Paris France | Jack Says | Character Name In Title

Writing Credits By:

  • Paul Tanter  screenplay and
  • Paula Baker  script development and
  • Alan Ronald  writer
  • Eva Hamilton  and
  • Craig Woods  and
  • Piers Pereira  creator

Known Trivia

  • ‘Mike Reid”s last film

Plot: The film opens with Jack tied to a chair in a warehouse, guarded by heavies. He seems to have evoked the wrath of the Guv'nor… See more »  »

Story: The film opens with Jack tied to a chair in a warehouse, guarded by heavies. He seems to have evoked the wrath of the Guv'nor, who lectures him about 'losing respect'. A girl called Natalie is present, and is clearly not in the Guvnor's good books. As one of the heavies removes Jacks gag, the Guvnor points a gun at his head. The scene fades to black, followed by two gunshots. The scene opens in a lively Paris bar, where the Messenger pushes his way through the vibrant crowd and into the dressing room area out back. He walks in on Girl X as she is changing. He is here to deliver a message and some flowers from Garvey, making clear that she is not pleased with Girl X fraternizing with men in the bar. To really make a point, he leaves a packet with her, which she discovers contains a ring and some teeth. Jack awakens in a bathroom in London next to the corpse of the Guvnor…Written by Paul Tanter  

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Synopsis: The film opens with Jack (Simon Phillips) tied to a chair in a warehouse, guarded by heavies. He seems to have evoked the wrath of the Well Dressed Man (Mike Reid), who lectures him about losing respect. A girl called Natalie (Sari Sheehan) is present, and is clearly not in the Well Dressed Mans good books. As one of the heavies removes Jacks gag, the Well Dressed Man points a gun at his head. The scene fades to black, followed by two gunshots.

The scene opens in a lively Paris bar, where the Messenger (Daniel Roberts) pushes his way through the vibrant crowd and into the dressing room area out back. He walks in on Girl X (Aurelie Amblard) as she is changing. He is here to deliver a message and some flowers from Garvey (Rula Lenska), making clear that she is not pleased with Girl X fraternising with men in the bar. To really make a point, he leaves a packet with her, which she discovers contains a ring and some teeth.

Jack awakens in a bathroom in London next to the corpse of the Well Dressed Man. Having been hit around the head, Jack is suffering from amnesia and cannot remember how he or the body got there. The last thing he remembers is having the gun pointed at him in the warehouse, and he has no idea how the Well Dressed Man ended up dead. He searches his pockets and finds a Polaroid of a pair of breasts with the name Erin and a Paris address written on the other side. Hearing police sirens, he decides to leave, figuring Paris is good place to lie low.

Jack arrives in Paris and, via encounters with a snobby dog owner, a talkative taxi driver and a philosophical barfly; he calls at Erins (Rita Ramnani). Erin, Jacks ex-girlfriend, agrees to take him in. The next day, Jack heads out to explore Paris. He happens upon a bar, where he sees Girl Xs show. Enamoured with her, he heads backstage, and interrupts the Messenger delivering another message from Garvey. Jack swiftly and violently dispatches with the Messenger, taking his gun. Seeing Jacks usefulness, Girl X offers Jack payment to permanently dispose of Garvey, who is in love with her, and has been making threats against those close to her. Jack declines the offer; due to his amnesia, he is still unsure of whether he is capable of killing, and wants to keep a low profile for a while. Semi-drunk, he returns to Erins apartment, where he falls asleep in the doorway, as Erin is still at work.

Erin returns, and has bought Jack a new suit. They scrub up and head out for a night on the town. Walking back along the Paris riverside, they flirt and discuss their previous relationship. Jack explains that he ended things to protect her, as his life meant dealing with dangerous people. The sexual tension between them crescendos, and they head home to bed.

In the morning, Jack discovers a positive pregnancy test kit in the bathroom. As it has only been a few months since they split, and Erin has been single since, he knows the child is his. As Jack heads out, Erin declares her love for him; he doesnt respond.

Jack mulls things over and returns, where he discovers that Erin has been brutally murdered. A bloody warning, Stay away from Girl X has been daubed on the wall. Jack heads to see Girl X, and tells her he will deal with Garvey in exchange for the payment she offered. He takes the money and heads to a restaurant where Girl X is acting as bait to lure Garvey. Jack threatens Garvey, but is talked out of killing her due to the possibility of immediate reprisals from her henchmen. When Girl X re-enters the restaurant and sees Jack, Garvey realises the two are colluding. They run, but Jack is struck around the head by the heavies and captured.

The blow to Jacks head frees up his memories. He remembers what happened in the warehouse; Jack and Natalie had been having a secret affair, and Natalie killed the Well Dressed Man, who was her father. She then knocked Jack out and dumped him next to the body to try to frame him.

Jack wakes, tied to a chair in a warehouse. This time he is at the mercy of Garvey, who begins cutting chunks of flesh off Jack and eating them. She is interrupted by a call from Girl X, and leaves. Jack escapes, goes to Erins apartment to get the gun, then heads to the bar to kill Garvey, but discovers Girl X has already killed her. Girl X accidentally reveals that she killed Erin to dupe Jack into going after Garvey. Jack attacks Girl X, who staggers out to the bar and dies spectacularly on stage. Jack takes the package with his payment, which contains a picture of Michelle, Girl Xs daughter. Jack realises that this is the person she was trying to protect, and is now in danger from Garveys men.

At Garveys restaurant, Jack kills the Messenger and rescues Michelle. Seeing a chance to try to make things right and be the father he wanted to be to Erins unborn child, he takes Michelle with him to an unknown destination.

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Produced By:

  • An u Bis known as associate producer
  • Matthew Bishton known as associate producer
  • Neale Brickwood known as executive producer
  • Nic Sara Burgess known as associate producer
  • Mark Davey known as producer
  • Oliver Davies known as executive producer
  • Roy de Silva known as executive producer
  • James Gill known as associate producer
  • Craig Grobler known as associate producer
  • Mike Halliday known as associate producer
  • Eva Hamilton known as producer
  • Luke Loades known as executive producer
  • Steve Mackenzie known as associate producer
  • Miran Mashadi known as co-producer
  • Fintan McAlingdon known as executive producer
  • Jason McMahon known as associate producer
  • Toby Meredith known as producer
  • Simon Phillips known as producer
  • Aaron Sayers known as producer
  • Geoff Searle known as associate producer
  • Garry Stewart known as executive producer
  • Garry Stewart known as producer
  • Russ Talliss known as associate producer
  • Rick Themistocli known as producer
  • William Villiers known as executive producer
  • Phil White known as executive producer
  • Graham Wilkinson known as associate producer
  • Robbie Wilson known as associate producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Simon Phillips known as Jack
  • Rita Ramnani known as Erin
  • Aurélie Amblard known as Girl X
  • Daniel Roberts known as Messenger
  • Rula Lenska known as Garvey
  • Mike Reid known as The Guv'nor
  • Eric Cantona known as Man At Bar
  • Ashlie Walker known as Natalie
  • Nicolas Carpentier known as Taxi driver
  • Forbes KB known as Natalie Heavy
  • Christopher Fosh known as Natalie Heavy
  • Danny Idollor known as Twinkle
  • James Frail known as Detective Edwards
  • Charlie Palmer known as Dr. Matt Poulton
  • Julian Lee known as Dominique
  • Miguel Pinheiro known as Barman
  • Rob Talbot known as Garvey Heavy
  • Robert Stone known as Garvey Heavy
  • Ralf Rueller known as Club Host
  • Phil Pritchard known as French Detective
  • Alexandra Kazan known as Woman with Dog
  • Alexia James known as Serenity
  • Jean-Marc Layer known as French Woman Attacker
  • Géraldine Masquelier known as French Woman
  • Sidney Mehelleb known as Shop Keeper
  • Robert Allwood known as Sleazy Bar Creep 3
  • Toby Meredith known as French Waiter
  • Michelle Bender known as Waitress
  • Marianna Aloneftis known as Cafe Waitress
  • David O'Connell known as Passport Officer
  • Paul Tanter known as Sleazy Bar Creep
  • Steven Sandhu known as Sleazy Bar Creep
  • Rishi Ramnani known as Forensic Team
  • Rick Themistocli known as Forensic Team
  • Aex Pook known as Forensic Scientist
  • John Mason known as Forensic Scientist
  • Janine Bruemmer known as Forensic Scientist
  • Abigail Tarttelin known as Club Waitress
  • Nick Bigtower known as Nightclub Customer
  • Anna-Marie Kimber known as Nightclub Customer
  • Matt Pinceney known as Nightclub Customer
  • Ashley Cella known as Nightclub Customer
  • Anthony Chisholm known as Nightclub Customer
  • Sammy Mendel known as Nightclub Customer
  • Olufunso Odumade known as Nightclub Customer
  • Nigel Hicks known as Nightclub Customer
  • Robert Smith known as Nightclub Customer
  • Yasmine Burnett known as Nightclub Customer
  • Maureen McGleish known as Nightclub Customer
  • Lesley Sim known as Nightclub Customer
  • Joachim Wolf known as Nightclub Customer
  • Marignne Wolf known as Nightclub Customer
  • Lorraine Malby known as Nightclub Customer
  • Tonia White known as Coach Passenger
  • Hazel Parker known as Coach Passenger
  • Phil White known as Coach Passenger
  • Rossa McPhillips known as Coach Passenger
  • Anthony White known as Coach Passenger
  • Joe Paker known as Coach Passenger

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Beverley Chorlton known as makeup artist
  • Nichola Walker known as makeup artist
  • Tian Xu known as assistant makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Stephanie Odu known as set designer
  • Zoe Rose known as props
  • Alec Shelmerdine known as comic artist

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Production Companies:

  • Kalimasu Productions
  • Lucky Strike Productions

Distributors:

  • 4Digital Media (2008) (UK) (DVD)
  • Pinnacle Vision (2008) (UK) (all media)
  • Your Indie Films (2010) (USA) (all media)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Release Date:

  • UK 22 September 2008 (DVD premiere)

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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