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Jack (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 9 August 1996 (USA)
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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,191,496, 11 August 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,620,973
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ryan Acton, the photo double for main lead, was told he wasn't needed and wanted to go to school. He was then called back to the set. He wouldn't get out of the car when Francis Ford Coppola asked him to get to make up. Robin Williams was nice enough to get in and talk with him. Ryan didn't tell his mother the story of what Robin said for a couple of years. He said "Hi Ryan, I am your funny double, and if you don't want to get out of the car, it's okay." He then got out, was made up, and then not used that day. See more »

Goofs

Dolores is seen reaching into her bag to get out the chocolate mousse for Louie. And in the next seen she is seen reaching into it again. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Hey guys, I brought a friend, okay? This is Mr. Woodruff.
Eddie: Are you ten, too?
Lawrence Woodruff: Uh, well if you ask my wife. No I'm afraid I'm just a regular, garden-variety old fart.
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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 »

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Referenced in Varsity Blues (1999) 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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Excellent acting of Robin Williams in a Touching movie!
7 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

When you see a shooting star... Robin Williams makes a really great acting as a 10 year old boy!, it's amazing how he can represent the feelings of a boy of this age!; the only role almost similar that i saw was Tom Hanks in Big (1988); but Tom act as a totally shy boy; Williams combines here innocence with happiness and a funny life!. The message of the movie is touching and with a beautiful message! In this touching and really good story you will surely have an important message for life: live everyday as it was your last, and always maintain that child that you'll always have inside you (as Mr. Woodruff). The role of Fran Drescher as Miss Dolores is also great too!

ABOUT THE MOVIE: Robin Williams plays here Jack Powell, a child who has a medical disorder that makes him grow four times faster than any other boy, because of this, he, at the age of 10 looks like a man of 40 years, only that his brain and behavior maintains like the child he really is. Only this makes this role a total challenge for any actor. Jack's fathers (Diane Lane as Karen and Brian Kerwin as Brian) don't put him on a regular school afraid of what his classmates or other people will say; but at the age of 10, and after an excellent and touchable education of Mr. Woodruff (Bill Cosby), they decide to put him on a normal school where he finds difficulties but also great friends, specially Louis and Eddie (Adam Zolotin and Todd Bosley), he finds also an amazing teacher, Miss Marquez (Jennifer Lopez).

Good movie,..Worth to watch 8/10


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