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Jack (1996)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  9 August 1996 (USA)
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Because of an unusual aging disorder that has aged him four times faster than a normal human being, a boy enters the fifth grade for the first time with the appearance of a 40 year old man.

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The movie is about a boy with a unique aging disorder: one that makes him age 4 times faster than normal. It picks up when Jack (Robin Williams) is 10 years old, but looks 40. He tries to go to public school for the first time, and to become friends with kids his own age. His physical appearance causes him lots of problems, however. Written by Bob Gohari <bgohari@earthlink.net>

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He's a healthy ten-year-old who's growing four times faster than normal. Now he's ready for the biggest adventure of his life...5th grade. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Джак  »

Box Office


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,191,496 (USA) (9 August 1996)


$58,586,889 (USA) (10 January 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


If you look closely at the costume of the woman dressed as a wine bottle in the opening scenes, you'll notice the wine she's dressed as comes from Francis Ford Coppola's vineyards. See more »


Jack's shirt turns red when leaving school on the day of the basketball game. See more »


Louis: Hey, I brought Jack. He's right down there.
John-John: You brought the freak?
Louis: He's not a freak.
John-John: You said he was a freak!
Louis: Yeah, I said wrong alright? Get over it. He's cool. He knows how to shoot hoops. And he did me a favor today. Here, check this out. Look what he picked up on the way over.
[pulls out a Penthouse magazine]
John-John: He bought that?
[he reaches for it but Louie pulls it away]
Louis: Eh eh!
John-John: No way.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the music, Jack's classmates can be heard calling for him to come out and play. See more »


Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Flubber (2010) See more »


Senza Perdono
By Carmine Coppola
Performed by Santo & Johnny (as Santo and Johnny)
Courtesy of BMG Records/BMG Entertainment
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Better than expected!
24 January 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

If you give this movie a chance, let your imagination go and you will believe (if you WANT to) that Robin Williams *is* a ten year old boy. I was surprised at how much I actually liked it. The premise sounds weak, but they did a fairly good job with it. The kids in the movie are great....... and the term "boys will be boys" is never as true as in the 'treehouse' scene. Watch it if you have boys ! You'll know what I mean! There is little if any 'language' in this movie ; no shoot-em-ups; no sex...the family can watch this together safely. Enjoy and let your imagination go... be a kid again!

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