What's the Difference between One Shot the Book and Jack Reacher the Movie?


One Shot

Released: 2005
Author: Lee Child

Jack Reacher

Released: 2012
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
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In the Book In the Movie
Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher
Portrayed by: Tom Cruise
Helen Rodin
Helen Rodin
Portrayed by: Rosamund Pike
Alex Rodin
Alex Rodin
Portrayed by: Richard Jenkins
Portrayed by: David Oyelowo
The Zec
The Zec
Portrayed by: Werner Herzog
General Eileen Hutton
This Character does not appear.
Rosemary Barr
This Character does not appear.
Ann Yanni
This Character does not appear.
James Barr
James Barr
Portrayed by: Joseph Sikora
Martin Cash
Martin Cash
Portrayed by: Robert Duvall
Jack Reacher Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Jack Reacher is 6'5" with a 50 inch chest. He weighs close to 250 pounds. He has dirty blond hair. He is portrayed by Tom Cruise. He is 5'7" and 150 pounds with black hair.
   James Barr wakes up about halfway through the book. James Barr wakes up near the end, after the climax.
   Five civilians are shot from short range; about 35 yards. Five civilians are shot from long range.
   Barr was not prosecuted for his murders in Kuwait because the four men he killed were themselves violent criminals. The US Army covered it up. Barr just wanted to kill people; he did not know the men he killed were criminals. Barr was not aware of why he was not prosecuted for killing US soldiers in Kuwait.
   Barr's sister Rosemary retains Helen Rodin to defend her brother pro bono. She takes the place of Barr's court appointed lawyer after he is beaten into a coma. Helen Rodin is assigned as Barr's lawyer. Barrs's sister Rosemary is not in the film.
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