Films that the hero is called “john/jack”

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joker-scar

Well-Known Member
It seems to be a long Hollywood tradition to name the hero in a film…JOHN/JACK, especially action films.
I’ve started a list and totaled it up. See if you can add to the list and adjust the total. My TV list is short because I just haven’t watched too much.

TV SHOWS
-Jack Sheppard , LOST. Abrams even named a 2nd lead…JOHN LOCKE.
-Jack Tripper, THREES COMPANY.
Total TV = 2

FILMS
-John McClaine, DIE HARD series
-Jack Ryan, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER & other films with same character
-Jack Burton, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA
-Jack Grimaldi , ROMEO IS BLEEDING
-Jack T. Colton , ROMANCING THE STONE series
-John Shaft , SHAFT
-Jack Traven, SPEED series
-John Rambo, RAMBO series
-John Connor, TERMINATOR series
-Jack O’Neal, STARGATE
-Jonathon E., ROLLERBALL
-Jonathon Harker, DRACULA
-Harold Angel alias Johnny Favorite, ANGEL HEART
-John “Johnny Handsome” Sedley , JOHNNY HANDSOME
-John Spartan, DEMOLITION MAN
-John Driscoll, KING KONG. Yeah Kong is the lead but Driscoll is the “hero” because he gets the girl in the end.
-John Miller, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
-John Dunbar, DANCES WITH WOLVES
-Jack Torrance ,THE SHINING
-Jack Slater, LAST ACTION HERO
-John T. Chance, RIO BRAVO
-John M. Stryker, SANDS OF IWO JIMA
-John Smith, MR. & MRS. SMITH
-John Vukovich, TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A., he’s the hero cause William Peterson’s character dies before the end of the film.

Total FILMS so far= 24
 

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CB2001

Master Member
TV shows:
Jack Carter, Eureka
Jack McCoy, Law and Order
Jack Stiles, Jack of All Trades
Commander John Crichton, Farscape

Film:
Narrator (referred to by fans and by Edward Norton as "Jack" both in film and on the audio commentary), Fight Club
Jack Putter, Innerspace
Jack Slade, Jack Slade
Jack Charles Powell, Jack
Jack Traven, Speed
John Bender, The Breakfast Club
John Blutarsky, Animal House
John "Doc" Holliday, Tombstone
Detective John Kimble, Kindergarden Cop
John Malkovich, Being John Malkovich
John Prentice, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
John Watson, Sherlock Holmes
 

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woffpack

New Member
Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Christmas.
Jack (Robin Williams movie)
Jack (Tom Cruise) in Legend

As for TV..
John Shepherd from Stargate Atlantis
 

darthgordon

Sr Member
:confused Jack Torrence was a hero? :confused
Hmmm... I've seen The Shining about 57 times and never caught that... but I'll give it another look
 

JBReplicas

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Dr John Smith - The name given by the Doctor when he is on earth (or anywhere else lol) Dr Who
 

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Laspector

Sr Member
I once made a mix tape of every song I could find that had the word Johnny in it. It was quite an extensive list. Wish I still had it.
 

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