Based on a true story, Chattahoochee depicts the life of Emmett Foley (Gary Oldman), a Korean War hero who becomes an unlikely crusader on behalf of mental health patients. Unable to adjust to life after the war, Emmett quickly falls apart; after a showdown in which he taunts the cops, he’s thrown into the Chattahoochee State Mental Hospital. His hard-luck story turns into a bigger nightmare when he discovers just how inhumane the institution is.
Mick Jackson (born 4 October 1943, Grays, England, United Kingdom) is a British film director and television producer. Between 1973 and 1987, Jackson directed many documentary and drama productions for BBC TV and Channel 4. Relocating to Hollywood, he directed feature films, including The Bodyguard starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. In 2010, Jackson won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for the dramatised biographical TV film Temple Grandin. —Wikipedia