Jack Reacher Inhaltsverzeichnis
Der pensionierte Militärpolizist Jack Reacher vergnügt sich gerade mit einer Blondine am Strand von Miami, als in einer US-Kleinstadt in Indiana scheinbar wahllos fünf Passanten erschossen werden. Der Verdacht fällt auf den ehemaligen. Jack Reacher ist ein US-amerikanischer Action- bzw. Kriminalfilm des Regisseurs Christopher McQuarrie aus dem Jahr In den Hauptrollen sind Tom. Jack Reacher steht für: Jack Reacher (Romanfigur), Hauptfigur der Romane von Lee Child; Jack Reacher (Film), US-amerikanischer Film von Christopher. Jack Reacher glaubt jedoch, man wolle Turner etwas anhängen, geht der Sache nach und trifft sich mit Major Turners Pflichtverteidiger, Colonel Bob Moorcroft. Jack Reacher, ehemaliger Militärpolizist und Einzelgänger, gerät in einen verzwickten Fall, als ihn ausgerechnet ein Mann um Hilfe bittet, den er selbst einmal.
Jack Reacher ist ein US-amerikanischer Action- bzw. Kriminalfilm des Regisseurs Christopher McQuarrie aus dem Jahr In den Hauptrollen sind Tom. Jack Reacher, ehemaliger Militärpolizist und Einzelgänger, gerät in einen verzwickten Fall, als ihn ausgerechnet ein Mann um Hilfe bittet, den er selbst einmal. Jack Reacher ein Film von Christopher McQuarrie mit Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike. Inhaltsangabe: Eine Kleinstadt in Indiana, USA: Auf offener Straße werden.
Reacher is completely competent, but he's just habituated to this fragmented life in the military, so he can't settle into civilian society.
The idea of staying anywhere for more than a few days is anathema to him. Reacher himself expounds on a hypothesis about this vagrant life-style in Never Go Back.
He states that he has a genetic disposition towards roaming about, citing the British Empire , the Vikings , and the Polynesians as groups with a similar wanderlust.
While he accepts that there was an economical necessity behind their voyages, he maintains that "some of them could not stop". He feels that long ago when humans lived in small bands , there was a risk of inbreeding as a result of which a gene developed over the course of evolution such that "every generation and every small band had at least one person who had to wander".
This would lead to "mixing up of gene pools " and would be "healthier all around". Reacher concludes:.
I think ninety-nine of us grow up to love the campfire, and one grows up to hate it. Ninety-nine of us grow up to fear the howling wolf, and one grows up to envy it.
And I'm that guy. Compelled to spread his DNA worldwide. Purely for the good of the species. Reacher's large physique means his character is sometimes mistaken by other people.
For example, in Die Trying , Reacher is wrongly suspected by the FBI of being involved in a kidnapping, which assesses him solely on the basis of a few photos as such: "The big guy is different.
Different clothes, different stance, different physically. He could be foreign, at least partly, or maybe second generation.
Fair hair and blue eyes, but there's something in his face. Maybe he's European, perhaps a European mercenary or terrorist. In Make Me Reacher gets off a train in a remote town called Mother's Rest, simply because he likes the name of the town.
When he sees a woman approaching him with a look of expectation, he immediately understands that the person she was waiting for must be very tall like him, as it is his standout feature when people first meet him.
In Echo Burning , Reacher narrates how he first turned "his fear into aggression". He was about four when he watched a television show on space adventures.
One episode depicted a space monster which then terrified the young Reacher. He was unable to sleep for days, thinking the monster was under his bed and would get him if he tried to sleep.
According to Reacher, he then became angry: "Not at myself for being afraid, because as far as I was concerned the thing was totally real and I should be afraid.
I got mad at the thing for making me afraid. For threatening me". Reacher then one night "kind of exploded with fury".
In his words, Reacher "raced down the monster" and successfully changed his fear into fury. He also stated he has never been scared since.
This fact is later referenced in Never Go Back , when an Army psychological study of fear in children is cited that shows Reacher to have abnormally fast reflexes and aggression levels at the age of six; Reacher believes that this abnormal level of aggression at that age is not due to genetics, as the Army report suggested, but because he got tired of being frightened, and trained himself "to turn fear into aggression, automatically".
Reacher seldom shows remorse for the numerous felonies he perpetrates and has a primal sense of justice. In Personal , after killing a thug, he defends his actions to his distraught accomplice, Casey Nice, by stating the man could have spent his life performing good deeds such as "helping old ladies across the street", "raising funds for Africa" or "volunteering in the library".
Instead the man extorted money and hurt people and when he "finally he opened the wrong door, what came out at him was his problem, not mine".
This primitivity on part of Reacher is commented upon in Never Go Back , in which Reacher is described by Susan Turner as being like "something feral It's like you've been sanded down to nothing but yes and no, and you and them, and black and white, and live or die.
You're like a predator. Cold and hard. Furthermore, she notes that Reacher had until then attempted to solve only her problems, neglecting the problems of his own:.
And you've done nothing but chip away at my problem. You're ignoring your own, with the Big Dog. Which is just as serious. Therefore, you still care for others.
Which means you can't really be feral. I imagine caring for others is the first thing to go. And you still know right from wrong. Which all means you're OK.
This underlying kindness perceived by Turner is visible in many of Reacher's actions: he stands up for the right of women in both Echo Burning , whose central plot involves him aiding a woman's escape from her abusive husband, and in Worth Dying For , in which he breaks the nose of an abusive husband for beating up his wife.
This point is further elucidated in Personal , when Reacher reminisces while standing at his mother's grave:.
She had said, 'You've got the strength of two normal boys. What are you going to do with it? Our silence was part of the ritual.
She answered for me. She said, 'You're going to do the right thing. Reacher is described as proficient in hand-to-hand combat. He is quite fast for his height, and often fights opponents his size or larger.
His skill is attributed to the fact that he grew up all over the world, due to being in a Marine Corps family. While he is not a master in any one form of combat, he tends to incorporate moves from various styles.
His favorite moves are headbutts, elbow strikes, and kicks to the groin. As Child once put it, "Reacher's fighting style is like a running chainsaw".
Reacher generally goes with the flow of the fight, caring about winning more than how he wins. However, he plans out how to strike first or react to the first strike, and how he'll make sure the other person never fights him again.
As he puts it, "The other guy cares how he wins, I care about pissing on the other guy's grave. Reacher has an internal clock. He sets a time to wake up at and his body automatically awakens.
He often sets a timer in fights to try and get a tactical edge. Reacher also has a fascination with numbers.
In Bad Luck and Trouble , Reacher uses this to deduce that the amount of money deposited without his knowledge into his bank account was an attempt by Neagley, his colleague from the Military Police Corps, to contact him.
Reacher has extremely acute deduction skills. He generally gains his information simply from talking to people or making minute observations.
He will pick up on a simple pause and relate it back to what he is trying figure out. He is known as one of the best investigators the Military Police Corps had to offer, and he led a special unit tasked with difficult cases.
Reacher is also described as skilled marksman , principally in One Shot , being the only non- Marine to win the US Marine Corps Yard Invitational rifle competition.
Reacher has a love for music, especially blues. Reacher explains this to detectives investigating an early morning suicide on a near-deserted New York subway near a visit to a blues club on Bleecker Street.
Reacher espouses no personal religious beliefs but is scathing in his dismissal of town boss Thurman's fundamentalist Christian position in the novel Nothing to Lose : When asked if he is "born again" Reacher says, "Once was enough for me" and later rhetorically asks Thurman, "I'm here to visit the sick and you want to have me beaten up?
What kind of Christian are you? Reacher is also critical of the corruption of traditional spelling, such as the use of contractions like "U" for "you", "lo" for "low", disliking the absence of the apostrophe in DONT WALK pedestrian signage before they were replaced, then noting he also disapproved of replacing words with pictures.
While Reacher knows how to drive, in A Wanted Man he professes to be a bad driver, and in Bad Luck and Trouble he says he cannot rent a car because he does not have a driver's license.
Among his few indulgences are casual sex and coffee, which he drinks constantly. His face looked like it had been chipped out of rock by a sculptor who had ability but not much time.
He was extremely tall, and extremely broad, and long-armed, and long-legged. The lawn chair was regular size, but it looked tiny under him.
It was bent and crushed out of shape. His knuckles were nearly touching the ground. His neck was thick and his hands were the size of dinner plates A wild man.
But not really. Underneath everything else seemed strangely civilized His gaze was both wise and appealing, both friendly and bleak, both frank and utterly cynical.
Reacher attributes his survival to the rough MASH stitch work. His various other scars include one from a chest shot with a.
He suffers his first ever broken nose in Worth Dying For , at over 50 years of age. He resets the bone with a thump from his palm and later puts on a plaster bandage made of duct tape.
Reacher's maternal grandfather, Laurent Moutier, was a furniture restorer in Paris , who, at age 30, volunteered for the French Army in at the outbreak of World War I , fighting at Verdun and The Somme.
Josephine Moutier was his only child. He died in at age Jack, as a boy, met him three times and is described as having liked him.
But my mother had. She had lived through desperate times and she had stepped up and done what was necessary. His military service kept his family continually moving all around the world to various military bases.
At the time of the short story Second Son , when Jack was 13, he was stationed in Okinawa and involved in preparing contingency plans for an invasion of Mainland China.
In the same short story, Stan Reacher is depicted as "a child of the depression ," coming from a miserly New England family, and as a result was a proponent of the theories of "Waste not, want not," "Make do and mend," and "Don't make an exhibition of oneself.
Very compartmentalized guy. Gentle, shy, sweet, loving man, but a stone-cold killer. Next to him I look like Liberace ". Reacher had only one sibling, brother Joe Reacher, who was two years older than Jack.
Critics have noted the strong theme of "justice" pervading the character as well as the book series. Claire E.
White, characterises the titular protagonist as: "wanderer, a hero who is a bit alienated from the establishment, but whose sense of justice is strong.
He reminds me a bit of a character from the Old West: the strong, mysterious loner who never stays in town for long. A stranger comes to town and sets things right.
Then he leaves town. Good at saving damsels in distress and sorting out bad guys. Rick Gekoski, writing for The Guardian , takes a similar if darker interpretation of the character: "Reacher is, of course, in a long line of American outcast heroes who abjure emotional ties, head out into the wilderness and take upon their own broad shoulders the primitive moral conscience of the tribe.
Too immature to make a sexual commitment, obsessed with death and terror, this archetypal hero of American fiction was first described in Leslie Fiedler's classic Love and Death in the American Novel Malcolm Gladwell , in an article for The New Yorker , perceives a difference in the Reacher character and the traditional Western characters in terms of the symbolism they represent to the general public.
In his opinion "The traditional Western was a fantasy about lawfulness: it was based on a longing for order among those who had been living without it for too long.
The heroes conduct themselves according to strict rules of chivalry. They act— insofar as it is possible —with restraint. In the world we live in today, by contrast, we have too much order: we are, as we have been reminded so frequently lately, over-policed.
Our contemporary fantasy is about lawlessness: about what would happen if the institutions of civility melted away and all we were left with was a hard-muscled, rangy guy who could do all the necessary calculations in his head to insure that the bad guy got what he had coming.
That's why there are rarely any police in Reacher novels—or judges or courts or lawyers or any discussion or consideration of the law.
Nor is there any restraint on the part of the hero. He's not pointing toward a more civilized tomorrow. He's leading us back into the wilderness, with the reassurance that our psychopaths are bigger and stronger than the bad guys' psychopaths.
Sargent also notes the dichotomy in Reacher's character, stating that he is intellectual and generous despite his exterior appearance of being "unkempt, unshaven and out of uniform, a loner, avenger, perpetual outsider at odds with the army".
In Sargent's express opinion:. The thing about Reacher is that he is not just a thug, even if a well-meaning thug in the manner of, say, Rambo or Bruce Willis.
He is also a thinker, an intellectual, capable of quoting Nietzsche or coming up with the etymology of "vagrant".
And he speaks French He is sympathetic to deserters from the Iraq War and particularly severe on capitalist profiteers. You feel he would probably turn up at an Occupy Wall Street demo.
There is something of the hippie in his rootless roaming around America, seeking out injustice and righting wrongs.
Curtis concurs, remarking that "Reacher isn't just a mindless vigilante. He can also be a liberal do-gooder. He has expressed sympathy for gays in the military and undocumented immigrants.
The scumbag is killed, but usually for the right reasons. Multiple critics have pointed out that the Jack Reacher character is characterized by his spells of silence,   with Curtis claiming "Reacher's classic line is silence.
Others have been critical of the various implausibilities and contradictions present in the character and his behavior.
Ever a frugal sort, Reacher travels mostly by hitchhiking as he does at the beginning of "A Wanted Man" and 's "Echo Burning," both set roughly in the time they were written , even though the practice is roughly as current as bellbottoms and even though his appearance is, as previously established, notably simian.
Not that this deters a series of smart, attractive young women, most of them officers of the law, from jumping into bed with him. And although he's a loner who seems never so happy — rather like Agent Cooper in "Twin Peaks" — as when sitting quietly in a diner with a cup of black coffee and a piece of pie, he has an uncanny knack for stumbling into the worst kinds of trouble, almost none of it connected to himself.
Lee Child has described Reacher's accomplices and their characterization and origin in the following terms: " The whole cast for each book is new.
It kind of depends on what the scenario is and what the set up is. Do I use people that I actually know? In a way yeah, because you met people and you regard them as meta-typical as one thing or another — so as a large extent, yes, they are based on people I've met but not specific individuals.
Jill Hemingway , age 34 according to a police transmission, was a suspended FBI agent operating freelance in New York during She had been investigating the criminal activities of a New York mobster, Croselli but her investigation had been shut down and she had been suspended, pending review as part of a deal cut by Croselli with the FBI.
She had since tried to unsuccessfully bring Croselli down by getting him to boast of his crimes on tape. She admitted that bringing down Croselli had become somewhat of an obsession for her, stating "[Croselli] burns her up.
She suffered from heart-related ailments and she dies near the end of the story due to a heart attack after having accomplished her goal.
Reacher commented, "She died young, but she had a smile on her face. The action thriller film Jack Reacher was adapted from the novel One Shot and starred Tom Cruise in the title role.
On 14 November , Child announced that he made a deal with Skydance Television and Paramount Television to produce a Jack Reacher series based on Child's novels, during which feature films would no longer be produced.
He also stated that Tom Cruise would not be returning to the role, and that another actor would be cast in the role, which he hoped would more properly represent the character than seen in the films.
Paramount Television and Skydance Television are said to be produce the potential series. Child said of the recasting:.
He's a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun. But ultimately the readers are right. The size of Reacher is really, really important and it's a big component of who he is So what I've decided to do is — there won't be any more movies with Tom Cruise.
Instead we're going to take it to Netflix or something like that. Long-form streaming television, with a completely new actor. We're rebooting and starting over and we're going to try and find the perfect guy.
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