This modest but compelling drama received only a brief theatrical release; it's a must-see on video for the performances, not the predictable story. Robert De Niro stars as "Megs" Megessey, nicknamed "Jacknife" in Vietnam because of his fondness for wrecking vehicles. Back Stateside, with the
war long over, Megs is still a bit strange, and tends to irritate his war buddy Dave (Ed Harris)--who would just as soon forget both Vietnam and Megs. When Megs unexpectedly arrives at the house Dave shares with his sister, Martha (Kathy Baker), and subsequently begins a romance with her, Dave is
forced to face some uncomfortable truths about himself, his memories, and his rel...