What is the actual plot of Memento?

What is the actual plot of Memento?

A man with short-term memory loss attempts to track down his wife’s murderer. Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard, an ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers.

Was Teddy the killer in Memento?

Teddy is not the attacker. He’s actually an undercover cop who has been helping/using Leonard for a year. He helped Leonard find and kill the actual attacker a year ago, but Leonard couldn’t retain the memory, so Teddy has allowed him to track and kill other dodgy characters, making him think each one is the culprit.

What happened to the wife in Memento?

Leonard killed his own wife with the insulin shots – she died because of an insulin overdose (Sam Jenkins story).

What happened at the end of Memento?

At the film’s end, when Leonard kills Jimmy, the dying man whispers the name “Sammy” — a name he would only know if Leonard had told him. This causes an impatient Teddy to blow a fuse, and when he does, he might come closer than anyone else in the whole movie to actually telling Leonard the truth of his situation.

Who was killer in Memento?

Who is the real killer in Memento? As we find out at the end of the film, Leonard is the real killer of his wife whom he has overdosed with insulin, a story that he then projected upon his memory of the case of Sammy Jenkins to rid him of the guilt.

Is Leonard Sammy Jenkins?

Additionally, Teddy explains that Leonard created the name Sammy Jankis to help himself cope with the fact that he put his wife into a coma. Thus, Leonard is Sammy Jankis.

Is Sammy Jankis real?

Teddy stated that Sammy Jankis did exist, but never had a wife. He was in fact faking his condition, and Leonard exposed him as a fraud during the investigation. Leonard then projected his own life, and his accidental killing of his own wife, onto Sammy when remembering the story.

Is Sammy Jenkins real?

How did Leonard Remember Sammy Jankis?

Leonard has a tattoo that says ‘Remember Sammy’ to remind him of the Sammy Jankis claim which he supposedly investigated before he and his wife were attacked.

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