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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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Storyline

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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Jack Powell is about to tackle his biggest adventure ever...fifth grade! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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

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9 August 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Джак  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$58,586,889 (USA) (10 January 1997)
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In the scene where Lawrence Woodruff (Bill Cosby) visit Jack and his friends at their tree house, he eagerly spots a cigar box but is disappointed when he discovers that it is filled with toys and not cigars. It is a genuine Cuban Partagas cigar box and both Bill Cosby and the film's director Francis Ford Coppola are avid cigar smokers in real life. See more »

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When Jack first goes to school and sits down in his desk for the first time, you can see his book bag and a broken desk to his right. In the next shot, he reaches for the book bag and falls over. A second later, the desk is shown breaking as he sits in it - the same desk that could originally be seen the first time he sat down. The scenes appear to be reversed. See more »

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Miss Marquez: When's your birthday?
Jack: September 12.
Classmate: [snickering] 1902.
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At the end of the music, Jack's classmates can be heard calling for him to come out and play. See more »

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In the Still of the Night
By Fred Parris
Performed by The Five Satins
Courtesy of Arista Records Inc.
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An extraordinary movie
27 February 1999 | by (Kaiserslautern,Germany) – See all my reviews

Robin Williams is great as a ten year old, who looks like 40. When he plays with his mother (Diane Lane), explores the world or has a rendez-vous with the mother of his best friend - that is more than well-played. Williams as Jack: his best role after playing Adrian Cronauer in "Good Morning,Vietnam".Supported by the lovely, warm performances of Jennifer Lopez and Bill Cosby, Williams makes "Jack" a wonder. You can either love or hate this movie, depending on your RQ (=Romance quotient).


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