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Jack Says is a 2008 British thriller film known particularly for being the last professional engagement of Mike Reid, who died shortly after filming in 2007.[1] The film is a contemporary film noir, with comic book undertones that reflect its precursor graphic novel Jack Said, and is comparable in style to Sin City.[2] The film also stars Simon Phillips, Rita Ramnani, Rula Lenska and Eric Cantona.[3][4]

Jack Says
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Directed byBeredith
Aaron Sayers
Rick Themistocli
Written byPaul Tanter
Alan Ronald
Eva Hamilton
Craig Woods
Piers Pereira
StarringSimon Phillips
Aurelie Amblard
Rula Lenska
Mike Reid
Eric Cantona
Music byDavid Beard
CinematographyBob Komar
Edited byPaula Baker
Distributed byAspect Film
Pinnacle Vision
4Digital Media
Release date
  • September 2008 (2008-09)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


Waking up in London with amnesia next to a dead body, Jack has just enough time and sense to disappear before the police arrive. In an attempt to lie low, he heads to Paris to visit the ex he can’t remember. But a guy like Jack attracts trouble, and an encounter with the mysterious Girl X draws him and the woman he loves back into a world he’s trying hard to avoid … and to remember.



Directed by Bob Phillips, the film was produced by Lucky Strike Productions & Kalimasu Productions. The Director of Photography was Bob Komar. The screenplay was written by Paul Tanter and Film editing was by Paula Baker. The music is created by film composer David Beard with additional music by Lee Miller, Louise Heaney, Mike Watts, Dan Marfisi, Matt Perry and John Harvey.

Release notesEdit

It has been screened at, nominated for, and won awards at numerous UK and international film festivals.[4][5][6][7][8] The film was released on DVD on 22 September 2008.[9] It has been followed by the sequel films Jack Said and Jack Falls.

Graphic Novel prequelEdit

A prequel story to the film is available as a graphic novel. Titled Jack Said; ISBN 978-0-9556927-0-3; it details the events leading up to the beginning of the Jack Says film. The graphic novel is written by Paul Tanter and illustrated by Oscar Alvarado.


  1. ^[permanent dead link], Retrieved 12-21-2008
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  3. ^ Archived 26 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 12-21-2008.
  4. ^ a b Archived 19 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 12-21-2008
  5. ^ London Independent Film Festival Archived 20 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Glasgow Bootleg Film Festival Archived 19 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ New York B Movie Festival
  8. ^ "Swansea International Film Festival". Archived from the original on 12 June 2008. Retrieved 12 June 2008.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  9. ^ Archived 8 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved 12-21-2008

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