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Cinema A La Carte Podcast – Episode 007 – JACK REACHER (2012)

Lincoln Child is one of today’s best selling authors.  His set of novels based off the special ops private eye Jack Reacher have been some of the favorite books by thriller and mystery fans.   In 2012, Tom Cruise was able to star and produce the feature motion picture, JACK REACHER, based off the first book in the series, ONE SHOT (2005).  The film was directed and written by long time Cruise collaborator Christopher McQuarrie.

When a serial killer shots five people dead in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a mysterious former Army military police officer shows up named Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise).  When the district attorney, Alex Rodin (Richard Jenkins), seeks the death penalty, his daughter Helen (Rosamund Pike) feels something is suspicious.  Soon Jack Reacher joins up with Helen and the two begin to unravel a much larger conspiracy.

Jack Reacher is another in a long line of films that were pushed back due to real life crimes that seemed to mirror the plot of the movie.  When the film finally was released, it made less than expected but received legs and made a boat load of money world wide.  The film stars Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Robert Duval, Werner Herzog, and David Oyelowo in a strong ensemble cast.  Your co-hosts take a look at this well received film and give their thoughts.

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